A Cat in Paris
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Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion - as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat's two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures - and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue.Now cat… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
""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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"...has a delightfully idiosyncratic animated aesthetic - it's like an intermingling of Art Deco and Cubism - but the story is all odd angles"
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"It's a fun and exciting film that both kids and adults can enjoy."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"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."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"[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."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"At a little over an hour, it's a slight but visually charming adventure."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"In this chase film, children's love of pursuit, of running and jumping and hiding and seeking, transforms the City of Lights into a playground where even a mother bounds along car roofs to reach her daughter. The story, though, lags behind the animation."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Come for the film, stay for the urban-mural visuals, leave vaguely satisfied."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"An animated delight, and certainly not just for kids."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Like a cat nap, it gives us a brief, refreshing dream with little to remember."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Twentysomething caped-crusader fans may get a warmer buzz of nostalgia here than they will at The Dark Knight Rises."
‑ A.A. Dowd, Time Out Chicago
"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."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
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