Breakfast on Pluto - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Breakfast on Pluto Reviews

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 11, 2006
[T]his is one of those crying-on-the-inside comedies, and Cillian Murphy's sublime performance as Patrick is as touching as it is funny...
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 11, 2006
It does one of the best things a movie can do: It makes you feel good.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 9, 2006
The movie tries to be upbeat and find humorous ways to look at some very serious subject matter, but the fairy tale quality gets literally blown away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 9, 2006
The whimsy is so forced, a half-dozen Mitzi Gaynor references occur during the first 15 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
January 9, 2006
There's so much good stuff in here you'll wish it all fit together somehow.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 8, 2006
A charming, winsome slice of Seventies pop kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 7, 2006
While there are moments that are quite amusing, by the end of the movie you're apt to be wondering why this was a story that needed to be told.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2006
... a colorful, poppy paean to a bitter time through the eyes of an incurable innocent.
Read More | Original Score: B
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 6, 2006
If anyone's qualified to make a movie about a transvestite who gets mixed up with the IRA, it's Neil Jordan.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 6, 2006
The film is downright aggravating.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 6, 2006
There's a thin line between innocence and willful ignorance. Breakfast on Pluto stomps all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 6, 2006
Breakfast on Pluto may seem a fairy tale at times (no pun intended), but this Kitten has claws.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 6, 2006
Like Kitten and everything else about Breakfast on Pluto, it's altogether too overstated and obvious, but at least it doesn't pretend to have any significance whatsoever.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 6, 2006
Breakfast on Pluto has its tongue lodged so firmly in its cheek that it nearly chokes on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 6, 2006
Breakfast on Pluto, like its cross-dressing heroine, is appealing yet irritating, fun company at times but just as often a bore, occasionally quite touching yet frequently fey and self-indulgent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 6, 2006
Whimsical to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 5, 2006
Too shy to reveal anything meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 5, 2006
The result is immensely enjoyable from start to finish.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 2006
[Jordan] successfully grafts two Irish literary modes, snappy social satire and gloomy dirge.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2006
Perhaps too audacious for some and too coy for others, Breakfast on Pluto is one of those mercurial movies where you really have no idea where it'll take you next. Like its star, it's smart, mischievous and fearless.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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