The Rabbi's Cat Reviews

Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
January 17, 2013

It's a wild and vivid ride and a spirited reminder of the kinship between Jewish and Arab cultural traditions.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic
December 7, 2012

"Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
December 6, 2012

The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro drawings.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Top Critic
December 6, 2012

Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
Top Critic
December 6, 2012

While the scenes don't always fit together thematically or tonally, each one is its own polished gem.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Sarah Fisch
Village Voice
Top Critic
December 5, 2012

An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality, colonial injustice, talking animals, and the vagaries of religious zeal and colonialism.

Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
Top Critic
June 6, 2011

It is often colorful, witty and inspired, but also too episodic, and lacks a strong ending.

Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
June 2, 2011

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.