A Street Cat Named Bob Reviews

January 19, 2017
This dramatization... plays like a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie, touching lightly on serious social issues before turning into a Cinderella story.
November 30, 2016
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 18, 2016
Treadaway may be sympathetic and charming as the struggling musician, but this is Bob's show, all the way.
November 17, 2016
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
A savvy exercise in inspirational feel-good cinema lightly seasoned with grit.
November 16, 2016
Cute little fellow, but unfortunately, the film in which he stars is little more than catnip.
November 16, 2016
Roger Spottiswoode's slight but warmhearted A Street Cat Named Bob ekes uplift out of melodrama.
November 7, 2016
I defy anyone to leave in a bad mood. James and Bob seem like good people. Or good cats.
November 4, 2016
It's a family film that raises real issues in a sensitive way. And for that it should be praised.
November 3, 2016
More meme than movie, this cut-price rendering of James Bowen's bestselling memoirs sees homeless busker Luke Treadaway's plight positioned a distant second behind the ginger tom who reportedly hastened Bowen's return from the margins.
November 3, 2016
A Street Cat Named Bob contains the feline performance of the year, as the ginger tom Bob (playing himself) becomes the unexpected mascot and saviour of a homeless busker.
November 3, 2016
What is especially honorable about the adaptation is that while it does try to show things literally from Bob's point of view from time to time, it's doesn't over-anthropomorphize him or ascribe to him any mystical or magical powers.
Top Critic
November 2, 2016
It's not the best film you'll see this holiday season, but this soft, agreeable adaptation of the man-and-his-cat bestseller has its charms.