Cat Run (2011)

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Anthony always dreamed of being a famous chef. Julian only thought about women. With neither really working out, the childhood best friends decide to start a detective agency. Unfortunately for them, on their first case they must help protect a sexy, high class escort who holds the key evidence to a scandalous cover up. The two bumbling detectives soon find themselves running from the mob, a corrupt US Senator, and a ruthless Mary Poppins-like assassin - all of whom would stop at nothing to hide the truth. It's just an average day for two bumbling losers. -- (c) Lleju
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R (for strong, bloody violence, sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Paz Vega
as Catalina Rona
Janet McTeer
as Helen Bingham
Alphonso McAuley
as Julian Simms
Scott Mechlowicz
as Anthony Hester
Karel Roden
as Carver
D.L. Hughley
as Dexter
Tony Curran
as Sean Moody
Michelle Lombardo
as Stephanie
Branko Djuric
as Branko Jakovic
Gordan Kicic
as Bob Razwell
Albert Pérez
as Elpido Rona
Caleb Vela Poquet
as Blas Rona
Heather Chasen
as Bingham's Mom
Jela Gavrilovic
as Grushenka
Michael Sopko
as Shelton
Vanja Govorko
as Mrs. Jakovic
Ivana Pekovic
as Nastusya
Steve Agnew
as U.S. Tourist
Slobodan Ninkovic
as Theater Owner
Ivanka Bozinovic
as Hotel Receptionist
Kaloian Vodenicarov
as Abusive Man
Ken Phillips
as Gerry Catch
Pigi Miodrag Radevic
as Very Old Man
Neil Nolan
as News Anchor
Ana Sakic
as Young Russian Woman
Nenad Stefanovic
as Masturbating Man
Mila Kaladjurdevic
as Tall Brunette
Marija Tonic
as French Blonde
Biljana Hresnjek
as French Redhead Sabina
Miodrag Kadic
as Young Cop
Petar Buric
as Fit Young Porter
Benjamin Mustelaj
as Gypsy Boy
Olga Astanaskaja
as Abused Woman
Risto Kreckovic
as Magician #1
Filip Dzigic
as Magician #2
Zoran Dzigic
as Magician #3
Davor Dragojevic
as Magician #4
Zarko Stanisic
as Juggler
Alesandar Tomovic
as Eastern European Man
Dijana Bralovic
as Eastern European Woman
William McBain
as Scotsman
Stephanie Perkins
as News Reporter
Viktor Boroja
as Baby Alex
Louis P. Thybulle
as Lleju Commando
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

It's easy to feel sucked into some kind of time warp back to the heyday of late-'90s post-Tarantino crime thrillers, cut-rate knockoffs filled with casually cartoonish violence, quippy patter, overtly flash filmmaking and incongruous pop tunes.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with genre baloney -- and enough shoplifted visual trickery to fill Quentin Tarantino's kitchen sink.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Variety
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Though John Stockwell's action comedy is shamelessly derivative, his enthusiastic cast propels it much further than it should go.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
New York Daily News
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An incoherent hybrid of buddy movie, "Girls Gone Wild" episode and James Bond spoof that employs cheap cinematic tricks like multiple split screens for no apparent purpose.

March 31, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Words like "smug," "derivative," and "shallow" could all be fairly applied to the film, but as a piece of late-night exploitation, it delivers the violence and nudity with the regularity of an IV drip, and some familiar faces in the cast help class it up.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
AV Club
Top Critic

A brazenly efficient and articulate female assassin nearly worthy of a Tarantino or Coen Brothers movie sticks out from amidst the schlocky criminal muck of Cat Run, a self-consciously sleazy comic crime saga composed of facetious elements.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Cat Run

Excuse me miss, but could you steal someone else's car? Cat is a high end escort who gets caught in the middle of a political scandal overseas involving an American senator. During her escape process, she stumbles across two European entrepreneurs and uses them to get away. She doesn't anticipate the entrepreneurs starting their own detective agency and using their encounter with her as their first case. Can the two detectives save her? "Do you girls know each other?" "No." "You soon will." John Stockwell, director of Under Cover, Blue Crush, Turistas, Middle of Nowhere, Dark tide, Dark Tide, and Kid Cannabis, delivers Cat Run (and the upcoming Cat Run 2). The storyline for this picture was actually entertaining and the dialogue was comical and well written. The action scenes were well delivered but the sex was a bit overdone. The cast delivers above average performances and includes Paz Vega, Janet Mc Teer, D. L. Hughley, Tony Curran, Christopher McDonald and Michelle Lombardo. "Looking at her beasts, I'm thinking milk." "You do? I look at her titties and think half and half." I actually came across this film on Netflix and thought the plot sounded worthwhile (and the Netflix rating was higher than I anticipated). I found the characters very humorous and well written and I would definitely watch the sequel. This is a solid action picture with a decent plot, but not overly unique, and mediocre dialogue. I'd watch this once if you haven't seen it. "What kind of person does that, cut a one armed man's arm off?" Grade: C+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

When Julian(Alphonso McAuley) and Anthony(Scott Mechlowicz) open a private detective business in Montenegro of all places, their first case turns out to be trying to find Catalina(Paz Vega) who also just happened to steal Julian's cell phone and Anthony's car and is now having a lot of trouble trying to get out of the country. She is also the last survivor of a massacre wherein she absconded with a hard drive that Carver(Karel Roden) desperately wants back. So, he sends Helen Bingham(Janet McTeer) to get it back for him. "Cat Run" is a fairly entertaining comic thriller with a very high body count and delusions of a sociopolitical statement. As such, there is nothing here that we have not seen many times before, especially in its convoluted plot. Well, there is the terrific Janet McTeer taking the movie and running with it in a change of pace role as far as it will go. That's got to be worth something, right?

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

½

What a waste of time! I watched this movie manly because it was made in Montenegro and I am familiar with most of the places there... but I can tell you that it's not worth spending more than five minutes watching it - at the beginning... if you like naked girls scenes (actually even those girls were not very classy). Having cravings for a movie with gaping holes in a plot, soft porn, stupidity, old Eastern European cars, worst of the European, American and Balkan actors, lots of violence and blood - this is your film!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

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