Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
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The filmmaking collective Trees of Life (aka t.o.L.) created this stylish and offbeat anime adventure, which follows an interstellar, time-tripping kitty as she battles the forces of evil. In 2032, Tamala, a cute and cheerfully foul-mouthed cat, has been having terrible nightmares about a mechanical avenger named Tatla, who appears to be somehow linked to Catty and Company, an all-powerful corporation which has an economic stranglehold on much of the universe. Determined to track down Tatla, Tamala decides to hop into her spacecraft and travel to Orion, the planet of her birth. However, the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Considered exclusively as storytelling, the movie barely exists."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The anime Tamala 2010 asks a lot of the viewer, but it gives something back, though I'm not sure exactly what."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film makes no sense whatsoever."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"This anime may be just about the weirdest thing I've ever seen."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space is a dark allegory and a dazzling example of Japanese anime."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Hello Kitty meets David Lynch in outer space."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Tamala 2010 is easily the most original and best film of the year . . . for its first hour."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Simply unlike any Japanese animé I've ever encountered before, Tamala is jarringly unique from start to finish."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Japanese art collective t.o.L. (Tree of Life) have taken the hipster kitsch of Hello Kitty to a delirious extreme."
‑ Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly
"The movie is rarely as clever or interesting as it sounds."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Greater effort on the visuals and story coherence would have made the film more accessible."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"What plot there is takes the viewer from scene to scene in a highly annoying arbitrary fashion."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
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