A Monster in Paris 2011

A Monster in Paris

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

87%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 23

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 8,868

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

A Monster in Paris Photos

Movie Info

Raoul and Emile accidentally release a monster from an eccentric scientist's greenhouse and vow to track it down. They soon realize the beast may not be as menacing as it appears and try to save it from a corrupt police chief.

Cast & Crew

Adam Goldberg
Raoul
Voice
Catherine O'Hara
Madame Carlotta
Voice
Danny Huston
Préfet Maynott
Voice
Bob Balaban
Pâté
Voice
Matthew Geczy
Albert
Voice
Paul Bandey
Narrator , Newsman , Policeman , Journalist
Voice
Jodi Forrest
Madame Omelette
Voice
David Gasman
Clerk
Voice
Bibo Bergeron
Screenwriter
Stéphane Kazandjian
Screenwriter
Nadia Khamlichi
Executive Producer
Adrian Politowski
Executive Producer
Gilles Waterkeyn
Executive Producer
Mathieu Chedid
Original Music
François Moret
Production Design
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for A Monster in Paris

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (3)

  • Above all it's just plain fun, and the songs are catchy, too.

    January 30, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Bibo Bergeron's charmingly animated but fiendishly plotted feature is up for an Oscar and just about deserves the compliment for originality, if not for its storyline.

    January 27, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The film has something of Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and indeed King Kong, but has an eccentric style of its own: a decent children's film.

    January 26, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 'A Monster in Paris' borrows some of its tics from silent cinema, but it also reaches out to films such as 'Frankenstein', 'Phantom of the Opera', 'The Fly' and 'King Kong' for inspiration.

    January 24, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • There are moments where the action drags, but ultimately, A Monster in Paris is worth seeing for the beautiful animation and songs alone.

    August 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is almost more for adults than children, who may not appreciate the richly coloured animation, the lovely period-style music or the gentle storyline that relies on warm humour rather than out-and-out laughs.

    November 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Monster in Paris

  • Jan 02, 2014
    This is very sweet and beautifully animated, not sure why it was so under the radar...
    Julie B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2014
    A giant flea ... The story is nothing special and most of the characters are forgettable, at best.
    Andreia C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2013
    I think I liked this movie far more than the rating implies. It's a movie that wear its influences on its sleeve, from the silent film influences to old monster movies. I think the movie pays fitting tribute to the movies that influenced it, while still creating its own entertaining little story. I do think the movie does have some inconsistencies as far as its comedy goes but I think it is a heartfelt and sweet film. I think there's also some problems with the presentation of some of the characters. I think the movie could've spent a little more time developing its characters rather than just thrusting them right into the 'story' right from the start. But still, that's a minor complaint, because I do think the movie overcomes that because it is so lively and it has an entertaining tone. And, much unlike The Hole, this film can also be entertaining to adults and not just the kids, especially the film buffs that are into silent and old monster films. Of course the animation isn't outstanding, it doesn't have that polish that most people are used to, but I still think it's very good given the budget. Especially the animation for the musical performances, the dancing and whatnot, does look excellent. The voice acting is more than solid, if not particularly outstanding. So yes, I really liked this movie a lot. It doesn't get a better rating because it does lack a little extra something, but it's a 'very good' good movie. This is a fun family film.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2012
    What starts out as an interesting mixture of francophilia and post-B-Movie eeriness quickly derails into a formulaic and bland family adventure that lacks finesse and interesting characters. Of course, a giant flea sound like something but what is the point if the film just copies other animated movies page per page. And do not get me started on the singing ... I am sorry, but Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon in a super falsetto duet is nigh unbearable. Bland and generic, skip this one. The animation is not on par with big budget production, which is fine if you can even the odd knack out with vision or art direction but the film does not do anything of the kind. Instead, we get clunky animations and lots (lots) of stretched textures and empty, liveless spaces.
    Henrik S Super Reviewer

A Monster in Paris Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides