A Monster in Paris
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An oversized bug is caught up in a most unexpected adventure in this animated comedy. It's 1910, and Raoul is a Parisian delivery man by day and scientist by night who is determined to brainstorm an important new invention. With the help of his friend Emile, a cinema projectionist with women on the brain, Raoul attempts an experiment in a greenhouse that has an unexpected side effect -- a tiny flea has suddenly expanded until it's seven feet tall. The enormous flea gets loose and it's not long before word is out that a monstrous bug is haunting Paris. However, while mean-spirited… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"'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."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Lovely French animated period comedy offers a monster story with a charming difference... A flighty, enjoyable confection and very pretty to look at."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Above all it's just plain fun, and the songs are catchy, too."
‑ Dan Brightmore, Little White Lies
"There are some decent laughs and energetic set pieces despite a flimsy script."
‑ , Liverpool Echo
"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."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"French monster movie encourages looking past the surface."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"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."
‑ , This is London
"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."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"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."
‑ Lucy Barrick, Radio Times
"proves there is life beyond the Hollywood hit machine and the omnipresent House of Mouse"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"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."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Solidly staged and charmingly quirky, but be prepared for a few longueurs."
‑ Andrew Osmond, SFX Magazine
"You'd think fun could be had with the idea of fleeing a flea, but gags are few and far between."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"It's hard to fathom who this 3D combo of horror, musical and twinkly retro nostalgia is aimed at."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
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