Cat People Reviews

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August 31, 2020
Falls into the category of works that should not have been remade - or, at least, it should not have bothered to use the original screenplay as a starting place.
August 23, 2019
The development of the plot is irregular and faulty... The anxiety of the female protagonist is not quite believable. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 23, 2018
Schrader takes himself very seriously, but after "Cat People," there's no reason the public should perceive him as anything greater than an exploitation director with delusions of grandeur.
October 23, 2018
Cat People, director Paul Schrader's remake of a 1942 B-movie, combines explicit sex, graphic violence, special effects and the supernatural and somehow falls flat.
January 8, 2016
Cat People does manage to exhibit a few moments of genius filmmaking with an intoxicating and almost dreamlike atmosphere that ultimately makes it a memorable- albeit uneven- exploration of obsession, repressed sexual desires and death.
May 21, 2015
It almost feels like an artist mythologising his own hang-ups through the framework of fantasy fiction.
February 3, 2014
An appropriately strange beast-part moody, sex-saturated art film, and part slick genre fare.
January 23, 2014
Barely a notch above "The Howling" movie series
January 8, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] A curious but always intriguing blend of erotic love story and animalistic, gore-drenched terror tale.
January 6, 2014
A twisted, sexy horror classic.
October 28, 2011
...an art-house experiment gone horribly wrong.
February 21, 2008
Paul Schrader's redo has its own share of chills.
September 26, 2007
In 1982, Paul Schrader seemed a very odd choice to remake Val Lewton's classic 1943 horror movie. The original was a model of restraint and subtlety and the remake, frankly, isn't.
September 26, 2007
Paul Schrader's hammering, art-porno remake of Jacques Tourneur's deft little thriller.
September 26, 2007
Schrader's rather misogynistic film is confused in its intentions.
September 26, 2007
Ludicrous or not, Cat People is gorgeous to behold, due mostly to cinematographer John Bailey's marvelous detailed rendering of New Orleans in autumn.
September 26, 2007
Kinski was essential to the film as conceived, and she's endlessly watchable.
November 10, 2006
Sexy, scary and super cool.
June 24, 2006
The seductively exotic surface of this mythically underpinned fantasy might be offset for some by much graphic gore, but if you can buy the romantic metaphors for the primitivisms of sexual obsession, the film delivers down the line.
May 26, 2006
Underrated.
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