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The Rabbi's Cat

This wacky and surreal animated feature, adapted from the graphic novel of the same name, relates the saga of Rabbi Sfar and his eccentric companions. Setting out from Algiers, the group conducts a search for an elusive African tribe and its capital.
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Netflix Rating: 3.6
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It's a wild and vivid ride and a spirited reminder of the kinship between Jewish and Arab cultural traditions.
Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
"Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
 
The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro drawings.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
 
An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality, colonial injustice, talking animals, and the vagaries of religious zeal and colonialism.
Sarah Fisch, Village Voice  full review
 
It is often colorful, witty and inspired, but also too episodic, and lacks a strong ending.
Boyd van Hoeij, Variety  full review
 
Despite the overstuffed storytelling, Sfar and co-director Antoine Delesvaux provide an incredible palette of visuals culled from the style Sfar originally created on paper.
Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter  full review
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