• Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2012
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jul 26, 2012
    75
    Some of the action (and violence) in A Cat in Paris borders on the jarring, and the slam-bang finale - set atop Notre Dame Cathedral - favors bombast over wit. But getting there is a lot of fun, in part because the animators take time to make Dino a truly charismatic animal.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jun 1, 2012
    91
    It's a sweet and disquieting excursion made by filmmakers whose eyes and ears and imaginations are in marvelous sync.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    May 29, 2012
    80
    A charming, visually sparkling Parisian fantasy with a dark edge.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    May 31, 2012
    90
    The picture sparkles, but in the nighttime way - its charms have a noirish gleam.
  5. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 30, 2012
    75
    A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning.
  6. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Jun 28, 2012
    67
    Handsome and perky and built around a story so simplistic that it almost feels like it wasn't written down.
  7. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    May 29, 2012
    63
    An animated film with the cozy charm of an advertisement for Starbucks French Roast, A Cat in Paris is all design and no danger.
  8. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Jun 1, 2012
    80
    This elegantly hand-drawn caper doesn't have a lot to it - a little girl and her cat help break up a Parisian crime ring, un point c'est tout. But it moves to a different rhythm than the animated spectacles we're used to - it's sparer, less hectic, less cute - and the difference feels welcome and refreshing.
  9. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 29, 2012
    75
    Although there's a skeletal story, A Cat in Paris evokes a mood instead of a moral. Like a cat nap, it gives us a brief, refreshing dream with little to remember.
  10. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    May 30, 2012
    75
    It's stylish, pretty fun, but not the kind of ambitious effort that should make the world sit up and take notice.
  11. 70
    A delightfully stylized caper involving a mute little girl, her pet cat and a cat burglar.
  12. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    May 31, 2012
    90
    This movie is graceful, subtle and sure-footed, much as its English title implies.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 15, 2012
    8
    A charming French animation, recognised by the Academy with a nomination nod, with a fresh take in traditional paint cartooning, a greatA charming French animation, recognised by the Academy with a nomination nod, with a fresh take in traditional paint cartooning, a great soundtrack and plenty of suspense, is above all stylish and captivating for children and growups alike. Full Review »
  2. Aug 12, 2012
    7
    I really like the hand-drawn animation with great attention to detail. I also very much enjoyed the musical score by Serge Besset. All theI really like the hand-drawn animation with great attention to detail. I also very much enjoyed the musical score by Serge Besset. All the performances were good (if a little odd in places Full Review »
  3. Jun 2, 2012
    8
    A Good Fun Animated Film!
    Simply One Of The Best Of The Year (So Far)