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!
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.
Like Keith Haring went
To see Dr. Katz. Too short
For the story, though.
I liked the dynamic shading, it's more "Science Court" than Plympton. Cool naive art style, the eyes and feet are of particular note. Great story.
This movie is hard to review because it's so good in so many ways. Its most prominent quality is its warm soul and welcoming spirit, both of which so many movies try so hard and often fail to attain. A Cat in Paris does it from frame one. You'll be instantly hooked on the art, and when the time the movie ends and you've enjoyed the fantastic story full of unforgettable characters, you'll want to watch it again right away.
Truly incredible. On the front, a segment of a review is printed: "Take the kids on an adventure of a lifetime!" Sure, kids can enjoy this, but there's no doubt in my mind that you could show this to just about anyone and they'd be totally enthralled.
it's the style of hand-drawn animation that appealed to me the most.
I really dug this. Such a great style of animation. I’m excited to see what these guys do next.
Undeserving of its nomination. A slog even at 64 minutes, the animation is rarely noteworthy and the story is very bland. In a few days all I'll remember of this is the strange idea to squash a dog with a cinder block. Avoid.
This is one of those rather charming but also somewhat forgettable little films.
A fun, charming, animated feature. The classic hand drawn style of this pic, coupled with the slapstick nature of the comedy gave it a classic feel.
Wasn't a fan of some of the voice acting, but that's really the only complaint. Very cute, well told story -- good for a family night as well.
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