Top Cat:The Movie (UK)
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Top Cat: The Movie welcomes the return of the lovable characters from the original Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Top Cat, along with his gang of city-slickin' fast-talking friends and their alley shenanigans -- Benny the Ball, Fancy Fancy, Choo Choo, Spook and Brains -- have to face a new sheriff. Police Chief Strickland has the latest technology and plans to keep peace with it -- his robot police force. He and his robots are raining on the alley cats' parade and as a result, the gang is forced to ban together to make sure Strickland doesn't cash in on one of their nine lives. Can the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kids will laugh at anything, right? Not this tawdry remake of Hanna-Barbera's cartoon series about a streetwise tom and his posse of alley cats."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"What really raises the hackles are its tatty attempts to update the character to a modern New York filled with mobile phones, surveillance cameras and robot cops."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"From the objectification of females to the condoning of crime, the mild political incorrectness of the 1960s fits uneasily with the 21st century upgrades."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"If you're feeling nostalgic, dig out some copies of the original cartoon instead."
‑ Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
"Young children may be entertained but this is routine and formulaic with few good wisecracks and bog-standard old-school animation."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"No child or parent deserves to be subjected to something so effortless and cynical. Top Cat: The Movie is a rarity; an almost completely mirthless, charmless animated film."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Adults looking for undemanding fare for their kids may find Top Cat's brand of sass, irreverence and cheeky charm offer a persuasive alternative to today's crasser children's entertainments."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"Top Cat returns with a purr rather than a MEOW, sorely let down by its odd technicalities and lack of engaging script."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie,
"It is a grievous insult not only to the original cartoon but animation in general, and also arguably cats."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Provides a handful of decent laughs, though some of the jokes are a bit dodgy, the 3D effects are entirely superfluous and younger children might be a little bored."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"A charmless affair, this is not the Top Cat movie anyone wanted."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"It's the bottom of the heap, and it frankly looks cheap, the disaster of the year is - Top Cat."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Abysmally scripted, crudely drawn and cheaply made, with astonishing inattention to detail, Top Cat: The Movie is one of the worst-ever spin-offs of a TV  series."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
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