Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A Cat in Paris
By day, a pet... By night, a thief!
A thrilling mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops of the French capital, Paris, over the course of one adventurous evening.
A Cat in Paris has all of the makings of a truly fantastic and mighty nifty 10 minute long animated short. An appropriately jazzy soundtrack, interesting and inspired (enough anyway) animation and a simplistic but engaging enough story (for 10 minutes), all give off a nice atmosphere and provide for some fun entertainment. Sadly, A Cat in Paris overextends, mercilessly draws out, and blandly makes all charm nullified by struggling out 10 minutes worth of charm into a tedious, grown-inducing and seemingly unending seventy minutes.
The film is a painfully drab 70 minute watch at that, full of repetition, unending scenes and awkward cuts (I'll leave the English voice-over work out of the equation entirely). It feels like nothing but…
Oscar nominated Best Animated Film in 2010. With computer animated movies everywhere these days, it was refreshing to watch a hand drawn animated movie. Story is about a cat thief, a cat, a little girl that does not speak since her dad died, a mom/cop trying to catch the man that killed her husband and a crime lord would killed the husband/dad. Probably a little too intense for my 4 year old...but the 7 year old liked it just fine. Running time of only 62 minutes.
Despite being nominated for an Oscar (in a particularly poor year for animated feature films), A Cat in Paris is undeserving of such attention. Although the film’s charcoal picture book aesthetic is quite charming, if not particularly slick, the art direction is undermined by a truly clunky story that lacks excitement, peril or anything for an audience over the age of five.
Even at 60 minutes the film feels stretched beyond its meagre means. This could have been a sweet little short film but when expanded to feature length it constantly tries the patience thanks to such a simple story that is crudely delivered. The characters are as flat as the animation whilst the English dub is offensive to the ears. Disappointing.
This Academy award nominated animated feature was pretty good. It's a crime story so it probably won't interest a lot of kids, but my 3 year old sat and watched the whole thing because he loves cats. It's only an hour and ten minutes long so it's definitely worth the time.
At a brisk 64 minute runtime, A Cat in Paris flies by as a tightly paced and fun animated mystery thriller through the rooftops of Paris in the moonlight. While containing some watered down adult oriented subject matter and violence, this is still a child friendly film that could be enjoyed by the whole family.
Fair warning though that the plot is extremely generic and in some moments cringe worthy. I noticed this and perhaps would have rated it lower if it were not for the other brilliant qualities of the film that held its appeal. The film begins as a tale of two stories, both having a connecting component with the titular cat. As the plot progresses or more…
Entertaining enough, but I wasn't a fan of the animation and I think after watching so much good animation recently I wasn't that interested. A thrilling story and a slow start, I think this would have been better subtitled instead of dubbed to give it a more French feel as I think that was lacking!
It was an alright little film. I enjoyed the animation. And it was sort of cute and funny at times. Overall the story just didn't grab me enough. This film is barely 60 minutes long, yet it could've been condensed more. And "A Cat in Paris"? What a misnomer. I didn't feel like the cat was really that vital to the plot. Sure he's in just about every scene, but the stars here are Zoe and Nico. I guess "Zoe and NIco in Paris" didn't have the same ring.
I'm glad to have seen this once, but it's not one I'd watch again.
74. Qué belleza de animación, al igual que la historia, la cual se caracteriza por su sencillez, al mismo tiempo que delicadeza y elegancia. Ps bien francesa. La parte de Notre Dame es excelsa, se ve que estudiaron muy bien el edificio y aprovecharon cuanto espacio pudieron.
Divertida, graciosa y no pierde su ritmo. <3
I hope the cat doesn't eat Remy from Ratatouille
I promised a friend I'd start updating again. This is otherwise a bit of a random choice. BF and I were tired, browsed netflix, and chose this one mainly because it had "cat" and "paris" in the title and a runtime of barely over an hour.
For a kids movie, the themes are fairly grim. The art style is quite lovely, especially when the roofs of Paris are involved. It's not necessarily anything world-changing, but when you're wiped from a long day of cleaning, it's a charmer.
I watched the English dub of this. This is a really gorgeous, hand-drawn children's movie with not enough of a plot or message for me to care about it. I found myself bored throughout the movie, and the only saving grace was the visuals, which really were stunning. It's hard to believe this movie got an Academy Award nomination; compared to the best animated movies I've seen, this one was light and had nothing to say whatsoever.
I love the fluidity of the animation. The story starts slow, but builds nicely towards the end. I did get frustrated with a bit of the repetitive nature, but that only detracted a little for me.
A cat lives a double life: seemingly normal house cat by day, jewel thief by night.
I loved almost everything, from the way the story was told, to the style of the film, to the animation. The story was so charming and sweet. A solid mix of adventure, mystery and drama. The backgrounds were beautiful and sharp, which became a great contrast to the fluidity of the characters movements. The characters were really relatable, and I really liked how stylized they were. It was so interesting to see the way their personalities were exaggerated in their movements.
Overall, I really enjoyed the film! A must watch!
A whimsical and breezy jaunt through a night of adventure on the rooftops of Paris, with a wry feline as our guide. I often feel that animated film is, in a sense, the purest cinema. It's not real life doctored or staged to produce an artificial image: it's purely artificial image, and because of that, seems to connect effortlessly to our most primal urges for storytelling. I guess I can extrapolate at length about the psychological underpinnings of film, animation, narrative and myth, but the simple fact is, this is short, very enjoyable, and on Netflix streaming. Watch it!
Brain-melting turd sludge, 'try and try, it's pretty good, there's something there, I hope', stretched longer and longer, in a wispy, oh-so-cute, oh-so-homely, twee way. Not savagely bad, though, fortunately, miraculously. Small kiddies might enjoy it. I didn't. I hated it. It made me feel stupider, sicker, more unhappy for it existing. But some things'll do that, and you must just take them in stride. A CAT IN PARIS is not a good movie -- it sucks actually, in a brutally cuddly way -- but it's not a bad movie either. It tries. It's French. Aww, kitties. Aww, quirk-sketched animation. Wow -- Oscar.
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