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The Aristocats Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
Before the disastrous Aughts, was there a worse decade for Disney animated features than the 1970s?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 20, 2012
A cute, feline version of "Lady and the Tramp" that should enthrall families . . . and, of course, cat lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Jazz and hijinks make this Disney cat tale meow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 17, 2009
Insofar as the film has any real ambition driving it, that ambition seems to be that the Disney brand name must be kept alive until somebody could figure out what to do with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

TV Guide
November 4, 2009
An enjoyable mix of fine animation, catchy songs, and outstanding voice characterizations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stefan Kanfer
TIME Magazine
November 4, 2009
The animals' exuberance is so infectious and their "acting" so true to human life that by the fadeout The Aristocats does, indeed, give the audience paws for reflection.

November 4, 2009
One of the less successful Disney offerings from the beginning of the 70s.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 4, 2009
This 1970 animated feature is dull, careless, and all too typical of the Disney studio's slapdash output before the unexpected renaissance of The Rescuers.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 17, 2008
has a charm behind it that shines through
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
June 17, 2008
Helped immeasurably by the voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers and others, plus some outstanding animation, songs, sentiment, some excellent dialog and even a touch of psychedelia.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 20, 2008
A nice-enough Disney feature that some consider an under-appreciated classic and others view as a movie that's distinguished only by the inclusion of a handful of cool jazz tunes.
| Original Score: 75/100
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 19, 2008
The Aristocats is largely an up-scale cat version of 101 Dalmatians minus the deliciously dastardly villain.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 5, 2008
Proves that even the studio's halfhearted larks still have life in them, thanks to golden-age animators...tunesmiths...and vocal talent.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
February 4, 2008
The Aristocats is one of the slightest of director Wolfgang Reitherman's contributions to the Disney animated feature canon, which is to say it's still among the studio's least suffocatingly ornate and ideologically risible films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 31, 2008
...not a bad film...just a middle-of-the-road one from a studio that has given us some true animated classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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New York Times
May 9, 2005
The real beauty of the picture, which is as amusing, smoothly machined and beautifully colored as any Disney should be, is in the characterizations, sustained within a sprightly but simple format.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
January 17, 2005
The cat's pajamas, dah-ling!
November 15, 2004
always a classic, if tepid
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
April 13, 2003
Fun, light Disney cartoon.
| Original Score: 3/5
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