• Released
  • December 7, 2012
  • (NY; 12/14 LA)
  • NR , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated
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The Rabbi's Cat 3D Synopsis
A rabbi's cat learns to speak after he eats a parrot and asks to convert to Judaism.

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Critic Ratings

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The A.V. Club

By Tasha Robinson
While the scenes don't always fit together thematically or tonally, each one is its own polished gem.
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80

Village Voice

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An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality, colonial injustice, talking animals, and the vagaries...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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Though this gorgeously animated affair showcases the artist's freewheeling style and colorful arabesque imagery, its rambling episodic...
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro...
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80

Los Angeles Times

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It's a wild and vivid ride and a spirited reminder of the kinship between Jewish and Arab cultural traditions.
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70

Variety

This feature-length 3D adaptation of Sfar's comicbook series shares many of the same virtues and problems of his solo, live-action helming...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Despite its flaws, the film is at least a consistent vision, attesting through both its story and animation to the rabbi's right to be...
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The movie is trying to do far too much and doesn't do anything well. "Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.
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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
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