A Monster in Paris Reviews

August 24, 2018
There are moments where the action drags, but ultimately, A Monster in Paris is worth seeing for the beautiful animation and songs alone.
November 21, 2017
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.
September 28, 2017
It's quaint, a little rustic but magical in its own way.
April 26, 2013
French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.
April 14, 2013
proves there is life beyond the Hollywood hit machine and the omnipresent House of Mouse
September 21, 2012
Lovely French animated period comedy offers a monster story with a charming difference... A flighty, enjoyable confection and very pretty to look at.
August 19, 2012
A heady, intoxicating blend of the romantic majesty and rich culture of the City of Lights and the legacy provided by a century of great animation from both sides of the Atlantic courses through this beautiful film's DNA.
February 3, 2012
From its curiously light opening to its emotive climax, the best thing about this animation is that it gets better and better as you grow into its own little world.
January 30, 2012
Above all it's just plain fun, and the songs are catchy, too.
January 27, 2012
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
Solidly staged and charmingly quirky, but be prepared for a few longueurs.
January 27, 2012
There are some decent laughs and energetic set pieces despite a flimsy script.
January 26, 2012
The manic story shoots off in so many directions it is a mess but Paris looks marvellous, the songs are pretty and the film has charm.
January 26, 2012
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
While the attempts at humour occasionally fall flat, there's plenty of excitement in the chase scenes and a refreshing lack of sentiment, and the movie is topped by bewitchingly memorable songs.
January 25, 2012
It is clever, quite funny and beautifully animated, with lovely Parisian scenes, though the 3D version is pointless.
January 25, 2012
Youngsters will be enthralled by the adventures of the troublesome trio while mum and dad may find themselves singing along to a Matthieu Chedid's score, a rich pastiche which sweetly drives the narrative along.
January 25, 2012
Beautifully animated with impressive background work, likeable characters and a couple of catchy songs, this is an enjoyable and frequently charming family adventure that should appeal to both adults and children...
January 24, 2012
'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 23, 2012
3D fun for all the family with impressive visuals and some catchy tunes.