The Aristocats Reviews

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
February 4, 2008
The Aristocats is one of the slightest of director Wolfgang Reitherman's contributions to the Disney animated feature canon, which is to say it's still among the studio's least suffocatingly ornate and ideologically risible films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 17, 2009
Insofar as the film has any real ambition driving it, that ambition seems to be that the Disney brand name must be kept alive until somebody could figure out what to do with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 5, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 31, 2008
...not a bad film...just a middle-of-the-road one from a studio that has given us some true animated classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
Before the disastrous Aughts, was there a worse decade for Disney animated features than the 1970s?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film is a musical, but the numbers, while pleasant enough, are not at all memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 4, 2009
This 1970 animated feature is dull, careless, and all too typical of the Disney studio's slapdash output before the unexpected renaissance of The Rescuers.

Film4
November 4, 2009
One of the less successful Disney offerings from the beginning of the 70s.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 21, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Jazz and hijinks make this Disney cat tale meow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Stefan Kanfer
TIME Magazine
November 4, 2009
The animals' exuberance is so infectious and their "acting" so true to human life that by the fadeout The Aristocats does, indeed, give the audience paws for reflection.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 17, 2008
Helped immeasurably by the voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers and others, plus some outstanding animation, songs, sentiment, some excellent dialog and even a touch of psychedelia.
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 17, 2005
The cat's pajamas, dah-ling!
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Purr-fect.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 17, 2008
has a charm behind it that shines through
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 20, 2012
A cute, feline version of "Lady and the Tramp" that should enthrall families . . . and, of course, cat lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 5, 2008
Proves that even the studio's halfhearted larks still have life in them, thanks to golden-age animators...tunesmiths...and vocal talent.
| Original Score: 3/4
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