A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)



Critic Consensus: A Street Cat Named Bob uses a fact-based feelgood tale as the inspiration for an unapologetically heartwarming movie that should move all but the most cynical of viewers.

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This film tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

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Luke Treadaway
as James Bowen
Anthony Head
as Nigel Bowen
Ivana Basic
as Carefoot Receptionist
Daniel Fearn
as Dog Owner
Adam Riches
as Man with Car
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Critic Reviews for A Street Cat Named Bob

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (9)

This dramatization... plays like a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, touching lightly on serious social issues before turning into a Cinderella story.

January 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's a telly-ish feel to much of A Street Cat Named Bob, an attempt to sanitise life on the streets... But it's impossible to watch a film about a happy-ending story like James and Bob's without a warm glow.

November 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Treadaway may be sympathetic and charming as the struggling musician, but this is Bob's show, all the way.

November 18, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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A rewardingly unassuming, tough and tender portrait of a drug-addicted London busker whose ill-fated life takes a surprising turn after a ginger tabby turns up in his kitchen.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A savvy exercise in inspirational feel-good cinema lightly seasoned with grit.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Cute little fellow, but unfortunately, the film in which he stars is little more than catnip.

November 16, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for A Street Cat Named Bob

A very heartwarming movie which also isn't afraid to show the hidden side of being homeless or an addict too. It is also made better by a superb performance by Bob the cat.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

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