'A Cat in Paris' Critic Reviews

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Rotten Tomatoes:   59 reviews
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    A nifty little caper in which blustery gangsters, intrepid detectives, cat burglars (one of them literally feline) and a little girl named Zoe scamper across nighttime rooftops unraveling a pleasantly tangled plot.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Andrew Pulver Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    A slight, attractive tale: a childlike fable of a little girl and her preternaturally intelligent cat that swiftly devolves into a very old-school cops and robbers yarn.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    63
    At a little over an hour, it's a slight but visually charming adventure.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Mark Feeney Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    "A Cat in Paris" has a low-key charm and pleasurably laconic visual style.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Atkinson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Unoriginal and mired in bad jokes.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    20
    Doesn't enchant.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    [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 » 2 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Jordan Mintzer Variety (Top Critic)
    A Cat in Paris is easy enough on the eyes yet never quite justifies feature-length status.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    50
    Seems slight and unremarkable...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Dana Stevens Slate (Top Critic)
    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
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Rechtshaffen Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    This unexpected Best Animated Feature Oscar nominee is sleek, stylish animated escapade that makes vivid, affecting use of its brief running time.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    75
    This French import is a welcome (read: hand-drawn as opposed to CGI) movie that packs a lot of punch in its hour-long running time.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Beck Examiner.com
    75
    It's a fun and exciting film that both kids and adults can enjoy.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Witney Seibold CraveOnline
    60
    Come for the film, stay for the urban-mural visuals, leave vaguely satisfied.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • A.A. Dowd Time Out Chicago
    Twentysomething caped-crusader fans may get a warmer buzz of nostalgia here than they will at The Dark Knight Rises.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Mark Pfeiffer Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
    42
    While the fluid hand-drawn animation provides a pleasant stylistic alternative to the predominance of 3D computer animation in the marketplace, the story leaves a lot to be desired.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John Anderson Newsday
    88
    An animated delight, and certainly not just for kids.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media
    80
    Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Mike Scott Times-Picayune
    60
    Imagine Disney's The Rescuers had it been directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and you're zeroing in on the tone of this Oscar-nominated charmer.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Moira MacDonald Seattle Times
    88
    "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 » 2 years ago
  • Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    75
    Like a cat nap, it gives us a brief, refreshing dream with little to remember.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • James Verniere Boston Herald
    0
    If you're an animation buff or a lover of Paris, you won't be disappointed.
    Full Review » 2 years ago