...a missed opportunity that's rarely as engrossing or intriguing as its premise might have indicated.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's good to see Peter Bogdanovich working again, but his Hollywood tale feels like a minor, trashy TV melodrama
| Original Score: C+
This story about a possible murder isn't for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
The strongest achievement of The Cat's Meow may be the performances, especially those of Kirsten Dunst (Davies), Edward Herrmann (Hearst), and even Eddie Izzard (Chaplin).
| Original Score: 3/4
Though The Cat's Meow just sorta comes to a so-what ending and stops short, the getting there is delicious.
The '20s-set pic is given considerable bounce by a splendid cast, led by Kirsten Dunst in an eye-opening perf as Marion Davies.
Featherweight but fun.
I thought this was an incredible cast and I thought they were all fantastic at bringing their characters to life.
It''s still a tasty footnote in the chequered histories of both Chaplin -- rumoured to be Davies' secret lover -- and Hearst.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dunst gives us a bright, bubbly woman with comedic talent.
Notable mostly for Kirsten Dunst's superb portrayal of Marion Davies.
The potential of this pure Hollywood Babylon story remains unrealised, instead playing out as half-baked Agatha Christie.
| Original Score: 2/5
The chemistry between the three leads is a cruel and perfect satire on celebrity love.
Of particular interest if you're a fan of the seminal 1941 Orson Welles pic, Citizen Kane . . .
it never seems to gel, nor does it allow for any other interpretations, which takes all the fun out of the mystery.
Seems thin and superficial, like a TV movie of the week.
| Original Score: C
A wonderfully speculative character study that made up for its rather slow beginning by drawing me into the picture.
| Original Score: 3.5 / 5
Lo llamativo en The Cat's Meow es el regreso, después de 8 años de ausencia, del director Peter Bogdanovich,sin embargo el resultado, pese a ser elegante e incisivo, no alcanza los niveles esperados.
| Original Score: 8
While certainly an entertaining and intriguing film, one simply can't get past the notion that we're watching semi-famous actors pretending to be their more famous characters.
It spends too much time in the art department and not enough time in the script headquarters.
| Original Score: 2.5/5