A Cat in Paris

2012

A Cat in Paris

Critics Consensus

A Cat in Paris depicts a stylish, imaginative world with a wonderful soundtrack and Hitchcockian overtones.

83%

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Total Count: 64

72%

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User Ratings: 6,435
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Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion - as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat's two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures - and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue.Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. -- (C) GKIDS

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  • Jan 13, 2014
    Zoe's cat brings her dead lizards every day which repulses her mother, Jeanne. If only she knew what he really gets up to at night when he goes for a walk. Because that is when the cat acts as accomplice for a second story burglar, Dino, who Jeanne in her job as a police superintendent is on the hunt for. But first and foremost in her mind is the fact that Costa who killed her husband is back in town and is planning a huge job. "A Cat in Paris" is a hand-drawn animated film that has more going for it than just its old fashioned charm. That's because it is deeper than your average animated film with a fast pace and even a couple of white knuckle moments. However, that same quick pace works against the film as it too conveniently puts Dino and Costa in the same general physical neighborhood which in such a large city as Paris is too large a coincidence to easily overlook. And of course I watched the French language version.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2013
    A cat burglar helps a policewoman find the mob boss who kidnapped her daughter. Eminently forgettable, A Cat in Paris doesn't offer much. The plot is fairly basic, and the revenge fantasy is overbearing and lacking in any subtlety. The animation is neither realistic nor stylized. Overall, this is a short film, but I can't say a lot about it because it doesn't say a lot for itself.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2013
    A fun but forgettable French animated movie, A Cat in Paris isn't really extraordinary in any way and it has a few cheesy moments, but it's funny and exciting enough to make for a pretty harmless entertaining movie.
    Joey S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2012
    This is a pretty damn good film. If there's one thing, one of many things really, that French animated films have over American animated film is the willingness to explore different types of visual styles and different styles of telling a story within an animated format. Whether it be silent slapstick, a coming of age story, a crime thriller, etc. This film is no different it's got an imaginative world with a noir-ish story with some Hitchcock thrown in there. It's not a great movie but it does have a good story, some funny moments, excellent animation and a great soundtrack. I think what does hold it back, and the dialogue is really minimal to be honest, is the English dub. It's not bad, in fact it's solid, but there's something off about it. I just feel that watching the film in its original language would've made for a better experience. The film does build to an exciting and thrilling climax, so that wasn't hurt by the English dub, though it really shouldn't have been. This is a film that is short so it should definitely be an easy film to watch, so if you enjoy very good animation films, or just good thrillers, then this film is most definitely recommended.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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