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The Cat's Meow Reviews

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 3, 2002
Contains the same kind of intelligent class observation that was featured in Gosford Park.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Splendidly acted, decadent drama -- a must for all fans of Hollywood scandal and a welcome return to form for Peter Bogdanovich.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It's mostly fun and if you like the music and style of the period you probably won't leave the theater wishing you had your money back.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 4, 2002
Bogdanovich's bittersweet elegy to all the girls he's loved before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
it's not a bad way to spend a couple hours, but it could have been something grand if it had just buckled down and tried a bit harder.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 15, 2002
Proves that director Peter Bogdanovich has still got the ability to pull together a strong production.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 1, 2002
Juicy by any standards, this tale of sex, celebrity, money and motives is irresistibly decadent and cinematically delicious.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 22, 2002
Slap cutie-pie Kirsten Dunst into the mix and I'm there with bells on!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
As the story progresses, the tension dissipates, probably because once Bogdanovich has set his wheels in motion, he just lets them spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Venable
June 28, 2002
Peter Bogdanovich probably doesn't deserve the type of acclaim for this film that he's received for many of his other films, but it's definitely entertaining and worth a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
June 27, 2002
A stuffy murder mystery aboard a yacht.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 23, 2002
the movie submerges you in the posh world of the Hollywood elite in the roaring '20s, which is both decadent and slightly absurd
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
June 20, 2002
The Cat's Meow is a purr-fect return to form for director Peter Bogdanovich. It's rich in the same flavor of his earlier films.
| Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002
[Harkens] back to a Hollywood of a different era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
June 12, 2002
It spends too much time in the art department and not enough time in the script headquarters.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 11, 2002
The Cat's Meow may not be the remaking of Peter Bogdanovich professionally (after all, it's a specialized film with a relatively narrow target audience), but it certainly restakes his claim for artistic respectability.
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
June 7, 2002
Just like Hearst's enormous yacht, it's slow and unwieldy and takes a long time to reach its destination.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 4, 2002
Terrific performances, great to look at, and funny. A little uneven to be the cat's meow, but it's good enough to be the purr.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 3, 2002
A fascinating what-if story of the rich and famous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
Despite all the closed-door hanky-panky, the film is essentially juiceless.
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