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Cat People Reviews

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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
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
July 6, 2010
Unpleasant film argues we should be afraid of people who are different.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Ladies who have such temptations -- in straight horror pictures, at least -- should exercise their digits a bit more freely than does Simone Simon in this film.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 26, 2007
Cat People wasn't frightening like a slasher movie, using shocks and gore, but frightening in an eerie, mysterious way that was hard to define; the screen harbored unseen threats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
November 1, 2005
Female sexuality is a rich source of a certain kind of horror - the kind of horror that plays upon the anxieties that prudish bourgeois men have about their wives' sex lives.
Fernando F. Croce
March 30, 2012
Tourneur splendidly visualizes immigrant dislocation and marital anxiety as spiritual states suspended between planes of light and shadow
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 7, 2012
The scariest American horror movie of the 1940s.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Rebecca Murray
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
November 30, 2007
| 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
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
First in the wondrous series of B movies in which Val Lewton elaborated his principle of horrors imagined rather than seen, with a superbly judged performance from Simon.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 23, 2014
Val Lewton's most brilliant and subtly sexual horror films ever made.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
This is a weird drama of thrill-chill caliber.
Staci Layne Wilson
May 24, 2005
Beautiful and strange film, a timeless classic.
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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