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  • Summary: A thrilling mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops of the French capital, Paris, over the course of one adventurous evening.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    May 31, 2012
    90
    The picture sparkles, but in the nighttime way - its charms have a noirish gleam.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    May 29, 2012
    80
    A charming, visually sparkling Parisian fantasy with a dark edge.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jul 6, 2012
    60
    While you're watching it, it is cozy and enjoyable, the same way a sleeping cat in your lap is cozy and enjoyable.
  6. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    May 31, 2012
    60
    It's not your typical animated fare, but since the filmmakers can't quite decide whether its tale should be serious or silly, "Cat" trips and stumbles unsteadily between a bit of both.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 31, 2012
    20
    The charmless but harmless A Cat in Paris hits theaters yet doesn't enchant.

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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 great soundtrack and plenty of suspense, is above all stylish and captivating for children and growups alike. Collapse
  2. Jun 2, 2012
    8
    A Good Fun Animated Film!
    Simply One Of The Best Of The Year (So Far)
  3. 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 the performances were good (if a little odd in places Expand

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