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A Cat in Paris Reviews

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian
June 28, 2012
Directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol favor a modish visual style and a jazzy score, both of which are charming.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 8, 2012
It's a sweet and disquieting excursion made by filmmakers whose eyes and ears and imaginations are in marvelous sync.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 8, 2012
A Cat in Paris is an animated delight, a hand-drawn puff pastry.
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
June 2, 2012
Where do cats go at night? Animated Cat delightfully answers that eternal question for young and older audiences [in] a city of shadows enveloped in noir sounds of jazz.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
June 2, 2012
Its imaginative artistry - and brevity - keep you from dwelling on the shortcomings of its story-telling.
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Dana Stevens
Slate
June 1, 2012
ections of A Cat in Paris feel draggy even at the abbreviated running time of 65 minutes. But in the best parts, the crisscrossing plot strands all pause for a moment, and we just get to watch and listen to what's going on in this stylishly imagined world.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 1, 2012
A very under-developed French animated thriller that fails to engage our emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 1, 2012
Seems slight and unremarkable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2012
There are wild chases and fever dreams, and sometimes the thieving and the thieves become a muddle. But the animation of A Cat in Paris itself is so artful, it steals the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 31, 2012
A nifty little caper in which blustery gangsters, intrepid detectives, cat burglars (one of them literally feline) and a little girl named Zo scamper across nighttime rooftops unraveling a pleasantly tangled plot.
| Original Score: 4/5
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May 31, 2012
There's hardly a frame wasted here.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 31, 2012
Doesn't enchant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 31, 2012
Very atmospheric animated policier should deliver the goods for older as well as younger audiences.
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
May 31, 2012
The visuals of A Cat in Paris resonate in any language, and it doesn't hurt that the picture features a stunning, stealthy Bernard Hermann-style orchestral score by Serge Bessett.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
May 31, 2012
A barely feature-length diversion that lacks the energy to grip younger viewers or the depth to impress adults, but it earns respect with its makers' dedication to old-school craft.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
May 29, 2012
Unoriginal and mired in bad jokes.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
May 28, 2012
An animated film with the cozy charm of an advertisement for Starbucks French Roast, A Cat in Paris is all design and no danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 12, 2012
The old-fashioned 2D animation is a welcome change from the current 3D obsession. Charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 7, 2012
A pleasantly flickering hand-made comedy-thriller in which Dino, a cat belonging to Zo, daughter of a widowed female police superintendent, gets involved in crime.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 6, 2012
Beautifully animated and gorgeously designed, this is a hugely enjoyable and deservedly Oscar nominated French adventure with an emotionally engaging central story, delightful characters and a terrific score.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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