Cat People Reviews

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 23, 2014
Barely a notch above "The Howling" movie series
October 28, 2011
...an art-house experiment gone horribly wrong.
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.
July 7, 2005
July 3, 2005
November 19, 2004
October 26, 2002
The emotional arousal of the original is replaced with sexual arousal and what we have is an erotic gorefest that should not have been made.
September 3, 2002
Lumbering but titillating.
August 21, 2002
Abyssmal, literal-minded remake of the 1942 classic
August 20, 2002
When it's not going for outlandish smut, Cat People is a shambling bore.
August 17, 2002
Most guys like it for the full frontal nudity and the kinky "tie me up" sex scene, but it is an interesting film to watch for other reasons.
August 5, 2002
Doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense
April 17, 2001
The result has a certain cinematic beauty, and Kinski, in particular, plays her role with an appropriate cat-like presence. Yet alongside the 1942 version (produced by Val Lewton, directed by Jaques Tourneur) it is clear which one is the winner.