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.
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 . . .
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.
Contains the same kind of intelligent class observation that was featured in Gosford Park.
Splendidly acted, decadent drama -- a must for all fans of Hollywood scandal and a welcome return to form for Peter Bogdanovich.
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.
Bogdanovich's bittersweet elegy to all the girls he's loved before.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
| Original Score: B-