Cathy Come Home Reviews

  • Aug 08, 2020

    This film was so raw in exposing the inadequate housing provision and legislation when a family's life takes a downward spiral deeper into homelessness in the 1960-70s. The film was discussed in Parliament; and charities such as Crisis and Shelter were formed in the UK to protect the rights of the homeless.

    This film was so raw in exposing the inadequate housing provision and legislation when a family's life takes a downward spiral deeper into homelessness in the 1960-70s. The film was discussed in Parliament; and charities such as Crisis and Shelter were formed in the UK to protect the rights of the homeless.

  • Nov 03, 2016

    Way ahead of its time. Shot documentary style. The most disturbing thing about it is that, some 50 years later social housing has still not been resolved and is still in crisis. Heartbreaking stuff.

    Way ahead of its time. Shot documentary style. The most disturbing thing about it is that, some 50 years later social housing has still not been resolved and is still in crisis. Heartbreaking stuff.

  • Dec 06, 2012

    Unfortunately as relevant today as it was then.

    Unfortunately as relevant today as it was then.

  • Feb 25, 2012

    A Ken Loach made for TV drama from his earliest days behind the camera, it's a sobering thought that but for a few period details this is as relevant today as it was in 1966. Its documentary feel had such an impact in the UK that people on the street were pressing money into the hands of the actress who played the title character for years after it was broadcast. Also features the narrator of Mr Benn and King Rollo, the mighty Ray Brooks.

    A Ken Loach made for TV drama from his earliest days behind the camera, it's a sobering thought that but for a few period details this is as relevant today as it was in 1966. Its documentary feel had such an impact in the UK that people on the street were pressing money into the hands of the actress who played the title character for years after it was broadcast. Also features the narrator of Mr Benn and King Rollo, the mighty Ray Brooks.

  • Sep 12, 2011

    (This is a 1966 film rather than the date given here). Ken Loach has shown the hopeless fate that homeless families faced in the 1960s, but also shows that some things never change, for instance the way that immigrants are blamed for housing problems. There are a few weak moments in the film, but the emotion and injustice of the rest of it outweighs them.

    (This is a 1966 film rather than the date given here). Ken Loach has shown the hopeless fate that homeless families faced in the 1960s, but also shows that some things never change, for instance the way that immigrants are blamed for housing problems. There are a few weak moments in the film, but the emotion and injustice of the rest of it outweighs them.

  • Nov 10, 2009

    A brutal and very hard to watch film that achieved what most can only hope to, an influence on lives and culture that still stands today (the charity Shelter was set up as a result).

    A brutal and very hard to watch film that achieved what most can only hope to, an influence on lives and culture that still stands today (the charity Shelter was set up as a result).

  • Jun 30, 2009

    It's a cold cold world

    It's a cold cold world

  • Mar 18, 2009

    Well done and definitely effective... most definitely gets the emotions across, despite the minimalist techniques.

    Well done and definitely effective... most definitely gets the emotions across, despite the minimalist techniques.

  • Mar 01, 2009

    heartbreaking, really liked it stylistically as well

    heartbreaking, really liked it stylistically as well

  • Dec 01, 2008

    Don't quite know why I liked this movie, I just did.

    Don't quite know why I liked this movie, I just did.