The Rabbi's Cat
The Rabbi's Cat (2012)

Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar, The Rabbi's Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat - a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi's… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

It's a wild and vivid ride and a spirited reminder of the kinship between Jewish and Arab cultural traditions.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.

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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Like the title character, the makers of The Rabbi's Cat follow their noses wherever a new scent leads. Their eternal curiosity buoys this Cat, then impairs it somewhat, but redeems it by the end.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

While the scenes don't always fit together thematically or tonally, each one is its own polished gem.

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Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

Sfar's enchanting portrait of a society in which Jews and Muslims live compatibly is a lesson for our time

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro drawings.

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Sarah Fisch
Village Voice

An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality, colonial injustice, talking animals, and the vagaries of religious zeal and colonialism.

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Nina Garin
San Diego Union-Tribune

It's a movie that packs all its ideas in beautifully animated doses, filled with Northern African music and landscapes. It may get clunky, but it's easy to get lost in its loveliness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
The adventures of a talking cat owned by an Algerian rabbi, who innocently blasphemes, wants to be bar mitzvahed, and tags along on a quest to find the black… More
Walter M.
It is a good thing that the rabbi's cat develops the power of speech when he does, as he soon has to defend himself from charges of having eaten the family… More