A Monster in Paris

A Monster in Paris

Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an oversized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief. 2.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews
A Monster in Paris

Omniscore:

Certificate
Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Director Bibo Bergeron
Cast Mathieu Chédid, Gad Elmaleh, Danny Huston, Adam Goldberg, Catherine O'Hara Vanessa Paradis
Studio E1 Entertainment
Release Date January 2012
Running Time 90 mins
 

Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an oversized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief.

Reviews

The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

A decent children's film.

26/01/2012

Read Full Review


Empire Magazine

Kim Newman

Has to get over a first-reel hump, coping with a couple of not-that-funny fin-de-siècle Parisian slacker buddies, but improves considerably when the monster shows up.

23/01/2012

Read Full Review


Time Out

Derek Adams

Charms with painterly backdrops and sartorially elegant characters. But Matthieu Chédid’s catchy Latin songs and the superbly choreographed dance sequences captivate the most.

23/01/2012

Read Full Review


The Times

Kevin Maher

Colourful enough to keep the wee ones distracted.

27/01/2012

Read Full Review


Variety

Justin Chang

Warbles its way through a bevy of good-natured Gallic cliches and a sweet if scarcely inspired story about unexpected friendship and the infectious power of song.

10/10/2011

Read Full Review


The Observer

Philip French

[An] enjoyable French animated comedy.

29/01/2012

Read Full Review


The Sunday Times

Peter Whittle

This somewhat lame piece of computer animation will have the kids yawning without giving parents anything much to smile knowingly at.

29/01/2012

Read Full Review


Total Film

Neil Smith

Mush Amelie, The Phantom Of The Opera and the giant bug from Mimic together and what do you get? A perplexing ’toon ... that will bore the few children it doesn’t completely freak out.

25/01/2012

Read Full Review


The Evening Standard

The Evening Standard

Just about deserves the compliment for originality, if not for its storyline.

27/01/2012

Read Full Review


The Independent

Anthony Quinn

It loses charm and direction the longer it continues, copping out with an ending too eager to mollify; this thing wouldn't hurt a flea.

27/01/2012

Read Full Review


The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

You’d think fun could be had with the idea of fleeing a flea, but gags are few and far between.

27/01/2012

Read Full Review


The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

Unfortunately its Phantom of the Opera-meets-Them!-meets-Frankenstein plot feels rather like a lab experiment gone wrong.

26/01/2012

Read Full Review


Scotland on Sunday

Siobhan Synnot

At no time does anyone dare ask what a giant flea would live on.

22/01/2012

Read Full Review


©2013 The Omnivore