A Cat in Paris
A Cat in Paris (2012)

Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Cat in Paris depicts a stylish, imaginative world with a wonderful soundtrack and Hitchcockian overtones.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"A Cat in Paris" has a jazzy, relaxed beauty; it's old-school, hand-drawn animation, and you sense the fun the artists were having.

Josh Larsen

...has a delightfully idiosyncratic animated aesthetic - it's like an intermingling of Art Deco and Cubism - but the story is all odd angles

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

[It] glories in striking silhouettes, a slinky '50s beat, a bright storybook palette and an entrancing brand of make-believe that grown-ups can believe in.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

At a little over an hour, it's a slight but visually charming adventure.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

In this chase film, children's love of pursuit, of running and jumping and hiding and seeking, transforms the City of Lights into a playground where even a mother bounds along car roofs to reach her daughter. The story, though, lags behind the animation.

John Anderson

An animated delight, and certainly not just for kids.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like a cat nap, it gives us a brief, refreshing dream with little to remember.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This French import is a welcome (read: hand-drawn as opposed to CGI) movie that packs a lot of punch in its hour-long running time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A cat burglar helps a policewoman find the mob boss who kidnapped her daughter. Eminently forgettable, A Cat in Paris doesn't offer much. The plot is… More
Mark Hobin
A Cat in Paris is a children's book come to life, but with the surprisingly mature feel of an adult thriller. This has the complex machinations of classic… More
Dead Angel
It was a short and simple movie. Great movie to watch with the family. Great for the kids to be more specific.
Walter M.
Zoe's cat brings her dead lizards every day which repulses her mother, Jeanne. If only she knew what he really gets up to at night when he goes for a… More
Rubia Carolina
<br/> <i>Une vie de chat</i>, that was nominated for a César for Best Animated Film and was selected to te Berlinale, both in this year… More
Caesar Mendez
While it might be short in length, A Cat In Paris nonetheless proves a movie length doesn't matter when it comes to quality. A Cat In Paris is about a cat… More