• Unrated, 1 hr. 17 min.
  • Animation
  • Directed By:
    Ralph Bakshi
    In Theaters:
    Jan 25, 1972 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 11, 2001

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Fritz the Cat Reviews

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Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Cats with cleavage? I think not.

Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com

January 28, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full of animated, nude, cartoon animals and some of the most vitriolic racism (disguised as empowerment) ever put on film, Fritz the Cat is so bad that Crumb, after seeing the film, killed the character in one of his comics.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

October 16, 2003
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Despite the curiosity it inspires, the world's first X-rated cartoon falls flat in its first ten minutes.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

May 14, 2002
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 2/5

March 9, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The results, inevitably, were disappointing -- Bakshi just didn't have the money to make it right.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 18, 2007

Time Out
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Despite some ingenious effects, a generally trivial exercise that never matches the punch of the original.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Best observed as a cultural artifact.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 18, 2007

Film4

Aficionados of Crumb's work weren't enthralled by the movie when it came out, and time hasn't been kind to it.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 18, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2005
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

X-rated museum piece

Full Review Source: CinePassion

February 6, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Bawdy animated fun--a classic.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2006
Variety Staff
Variety
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Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 18, 2007
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2003
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

May 25, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 8, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Despite the somewhat meandering nature of its plot, the film's underlying messages about social hypocrisy on all levels still has a strong bite to it, and it remains one of the more creative and daring forays in feature-length animation.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

October 16, 2003
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide

Those who consider themselves un-cool can still take pleasure in viewing this strange adult-oriented feature length cartoon, the likes of which flourished briefly in the 1970s but never became established as mainstream entertainment.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 76/100

October 16, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 25, 2005
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