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A Monster in Paris Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2013
Bill Gibron
Film Racket

proves there is life beyond the Hollywood hit machine and the omnipresent House of Mouse

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 14, 2013

Lovely French animated period comedy offers a monster story with a charming difference... A flighty, enjoyable confection and very pretty to look at.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2012
Simon Foster

A heady, intoxicating blend of the romantic majesty and rich culture of the City of Lights and the legacy provided by a century of great animation from both sides of the Atlantic courses through this beautiful film's DNA.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

August 19, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

From its curiously light opening to its emotive climax, the best thing about this animation is that it gets better and better as you grow into its own little world.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012
Dan Brightmore
Little White Lies

Above all it's just plain fun, and the songs are catchy, too.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2012

This is London

Bibo Bergeron's charmingly animated but fiendishly plotted feature is up for an Oscar and just about deserves the compliment for originality, if not for its storyline.

Full Review Source: This is London

January 27, 2012
Andrew Osmond
SFX Magazine

Solidly staged and charmingly quirky, but be prepared for a few longueurs.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 27, 2012

Liverpool Echo

There are some decent laughs and energetic set pieces despite a flimsy script.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

January 27, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

The manic story shoots off in so many directions it is a mess but Paris looks marvellous, the songs are pretty and the film has charm.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

You'd think fun could be had with the idea of fleeing a flea, but gags are few and far between.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

The film has something of Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and indeed King Kong, but has an eccentric style of its own: a decent children's film.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2012
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times

While the attempts at humour occasionally fall flat, there's plenty of excitement in the chase scenes and a refreshing lack of sentiment, and the movie is topped by bewitchingly memorable songs.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2012
Neil Smith
Total Film

It's hard to fathom who this 3D combo of horror, musical and twinkly retro nostalgia is aimed at.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

January 25, 2012
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

It is clever, quite funny and beautifully animated, with lovely Parisian scenes, though the 3D version is pointless.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

January 25, 2012
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

Youngsters will be enthralled by the adventures of the troublesome trio while mum and dad may find themselves singing along to a Matthieu Chedid's score, a rich pastiche which sweetly drives the narrative along.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

January 25, 2012
Matthew Turner

Beautifully animated with impressive background work, likeable characters and a couple of catchy songs, this is an enjoyable and frequently charming family adventure that should appeal to both adults and children...

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

January 25, 2012
Derek Adams
Time Out
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'A Monster in Paris' borrows some of its tics from silent cinema, but it also reaches out to films such as 'Frankenstein', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'The Fly' and 'King Kong' for inspiration.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 24, 2012
Siobhan Synnot

The animation is charming, the musical numbers rather sweet, but the plot struggles for excitement, unexpected twists or comic moments.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

January 23, 2012
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

3D fun for all the family with impressive visuals and some catchy tunes.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 23, 2012
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