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Cat People Reviews

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Christopher Null
October 6, 2005
The way it messes with your head -- and Jacques Tourneur's deft ability behind the camera -- make it quite the '40s standout.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 5, 2005
It's what you don't see in a Val Lewton production rather than what you do see that makes it frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Staci Layne Wilson
May 24, 2005
Beautiful and strange film, a timeless classic.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 3, 2005
Pretensioso, artificial e com uma péssima atriz como protagonista, o filme empalidece frente à refilmagem comandada por Paul Schrader.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Atmospheric, chilling Tourneur classic
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2004
Seminal, understated horror that retains the power to frighten still today.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
High-contrast frightfest with nervy lighting and production design and a well-maintained air of dread.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
November 10, 2002
One of the creepiest horror films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 30, 2002
A Val Lewton classic that proves in horror, the less you show, the scarier the movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
February 13, 2001
Cat People (1942) is a low-budget horror classic from RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. - the haunting, low-key story
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
No mere creature feature, this 1940s classic offers more subtle chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
January 1, 2000
The result is a haunting and subtle film, filled with desires gone awry and everyday settings turned inexplicably nightmarish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
As well as being scary, the film deals intelligently with sex and the psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark R. Leeper
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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