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Cat People Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2015
It almost feels like an artist mythologising his own hang-ups through the framework of fantasy fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve
February 3, 2014
An appropriately strange beast-part moody, sex-saturated art film, and part slick genre fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
January 8, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] A curious but always intriguing blend of erotic love story and animalistic, gore-drenched terror tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 6, 2014
A twisted, sexy horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
Paul Schrader's redo has its own share of chills.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
September 26, 2007
Kinski was essential to the film as conceived, and she's endlessly watchable.
Cole Smithey
November 10, 2006
Sexy, scary and super cool.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
May 24, 2005
Kitten's got claws!
Mark R. Leeper
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Cat People is a good movie in an old tradition, a fantasy-horror film that takes itself just seriously enough to work, has just enough fun to be entertaining, [and] contains elements of intrinsic fascination in its magnificent black leopards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 7, 2004
Schrader's most underrated film is a supremely stylish, sensual nightmare
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
Cat People is a most unusual love story.
Brandon Judell
May 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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