Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2003)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Considered exclusively as storytelling, the movie barely exists.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The anime Tamala 2010 asks a lot of the viewer, but it gives something back, though I'm not sure exactly what.

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

The film makes no sense whatsoever.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space is a dark allegory and a dazzling example of Japanese anime.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Hello Kitty meets David Lynch in outer space.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Tamala 2010 is easily the most original and best film of the year . . . for its first hour.

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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

Japanese art collective t.o.L. (Tree of Life) have taken the hipster kitsch of Hello Kitty to a delirious extreme.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie is rarely as clever or interesting as it sounds.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Greater effort on the visuals and story coherence would have made the film more accessible.

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