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A Cat in Paris Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 30, 2012
A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2012
[It] glories in striking silhouettes, a slinky '50s beat, a bright storybook palette and an entrancing brand of make-believe that grown-ups can believe in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 13, 2012
An animated delight, and certainly not just for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 5, 2012
"A Cat in Paris" has a jazzy, relaxed beauty; it's old-school, hand-drawn animation, and you sense the fun the artists were having.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 29, 2012
At a little over an hour, it's a slight but visually charming adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 29, 2012
Like a cat nap, it gives us a brief, refreshing dream with little to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
June 28, 2012
"A Cat in Paris" has a low-key charm and pleasurably laconic visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 28, 2012
The graphic design and humor are whimsical, the color scheme deep and shadowy, and the perils facing Zoe and her police-inspector mom just shivery enough to give the story some spice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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-
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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.
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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 Zoé scamper across nighttime rooftops unraveling a pleasantly tangled plot.
Full Review | 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
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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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
April 3, 2012
It's difficult to imagine the audience for this pretty but hollow film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 9, 2012
This unexpected Best Animated Feature Oscar nominee is sleek, stylish animated escapade that makes vivid, affecting use of its brief running time.
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
April 22, 2011
A charming little French animation (not suitable for very young children,) directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli...
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
January 3, 2011
A Cat in Paris is easy enough on the eyes yet never quite justifies feature-length status.