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The Rabbi's Cat Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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"Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 7, 2012
Sarah Fisch
Village Voice
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An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality, colonial injustice, talking animals, and the vagaries of religious zeal and colonialism.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 5, 2012
Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
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Despite the overstuffed storytelling, Sfar and co-director Antoine Delesvaux provide an incredible palette of visuals culled from the style Sfar originally created on paper.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 2, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most grown-up animated features of the modern age.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

January 15, 2013
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.

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

December 7, 2012
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

Sfar's enchanting portrait of a society in which Jews and Muslims live compatibly is a lesson for our time

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

January 19, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A French animated film about the unusual quest of a rabbi, a skeikh, and a talking cat to discover the essential unity of life.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

December 8, 2012
Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
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It is often colorful, witty and inspired, but also too episodic, and lacks a strong ending.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 6, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro drawings.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2012
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Despite its flaws, the film is at least a consistent vision, attesting through both its story and animation to the rabbi's right to be different while also striving for human solidarity.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2012
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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It's a wild and vivid ride and a spirited reminder of the kinship between Jewish and Arab cultural traditions.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 17, 2013
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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While the scenes don't always fit together thematically or tonally, each one is its own polished gem.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A

December 6, 2012
Lisa Nesselson
Screen International

For someone as gifted as Sfar at visual storytelling, the film is very, very talky. That said, voice work in French is a delight.

Full Review Source: Screen International

June 3, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2012
Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune

It's a movie that packs all its ideas in beautifully animated doses, filled with Northern African music and landscapes. It may get clunky, but it's easy to get lost in its loveliness.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3/5

January 18, 2013
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Like the title character, the makers of The Rabbi's Cat follow their noses wherever a new scent leads. Their eternal curiosity buoys this Cat, then impairs it somewhat, but redeems it by the end.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

February 15, 2013
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