Cat People Reviews

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December 30, 2020
A weird little chiller called Cat People... is calculated to frighten you out of your wits and make you think twice before trusting anyone who arouses a feline's instinctive dislike.
December 30, 2020
Simone makes her way through his combination of phantasy and reality, and comes off creditably in a part that calls for emotional repression.
December 30, 2020
Photography and settings are effective, and the naturalness of the dialog issuing from such a murk of the fantastic is very impressive.
December 30, 2020
The film, which has been admirably mounted and tightly directed and acted, should find an appreciative audience among those who prefer melodrama with originality, but can scarcely be termed pleasant entertainment.
December 30, 2020
The legend has been staged effectively for the most part, by virtue of Nicholas Musuraca's photography, exercised amid first-rate settings, and Jacques Tourneur's direction. When the film is dealing with the supernatural, it is quite spooky and absorbing.
December 30, 2020
Cat People is a story that will hold you through to the picture's end. A flapping blind may be your undoing for several days to come, however.
December 23, 2020
Cat People benefits rather substantially from its justifiably iconic visuals and a smattering of admittedly captivating sequences...
October 19, 2020
Although slow-moving and depressing, Cat People is an interesting program horror melodrama.
October 19, 2020
Odd is the word for this film.
October 19, 2020
It will give you icy jitters, but it's kinda fun at that.
October 19, 2020
A degree of suspense has been attained, which certainly is better than par for this type of production.
October 19, 2020
[Cat People] takes a long time to become horrifying. When it does, it is terrific.
October 1, 2020
Cat People demonstrates that a monster in the shadows is frightening, but the reasons that monster is there in the first place are even more so.
September 30, 2020
Cat People is rife with subversive subtexts, alarming suggestions, and potent performances. Cinema rarely manages something so creepy and bizarre as Tourneur and Lewton's strangely poignant and unforgettable film.
August 5, 2020
Val Lewton proves that it doesn't take much money to create a short bit of sufficiently thrilling, creative, and classically scary entertainment.
April 4, 2020
Cat People is a psychological horror film, so don't come expecting to see a woman transform to a CGI cat before your eyes.
December 6, 2019
To think of this film as a comfort movie is about as strange as it is to call this odd little B-picture a horror movie, because it's not, really. It's so much more.
June 4, 2019
One of the most sexually and psychologically astute films of its time, tackling female sexuality in a way that was unheard of at the time.
June 15, 2017
... a masterpiece of mood and psychological ambiguity masquerading as a cheap exploitation knock-off. Cheap it is, but Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur create mood not out of what is seen, but what isn't.
February 28, 2017
While Cat People isn't among the scariest films ever made, there are a trio of truly suspenseful scenes which, quite ingeniously, leave just enough up to the audience's imagination to dial up the tension.
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