Cats Reviews

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February 24, 2020
A deranged freak-fantasia worth falling into for a couple of hours, if just to say you did. That is to say, it's Cats.
January 18, 2020
Clearly, Hooper's film, while riddled with glaringly awful mistakes, is not bad at all.
January 11, 2020
The star power likely won't save this non-Jellicle movie of 2019. A theatrical powerhouse, CATS didn't translate well from theater to film. The songs were great, but the actors struggled to find an objective with the absence of any storyline.
January 6, 2020
It's Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy and Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat who save the musical from mediocrity. Their voices aren't particularly strong, but their acting is the cat's pajamas.
January 4, 2020
This is inconsistent stuff, surely, but "Cats" is also rewarding enough in bursts of passion that make it a genuinely intriguing experience.
January 3, 2020
While the performances are brilliant and the songs are great, the story isn't as strong as it could be.
January 3, 2020
It's cartoonish, a little surreal and, at least to this grumpy (cat) critic, altogether irresistible.
January 3, 2020
The movie "Cats" is-forgive the critical jargon-pretty good.
January 2, 2020
There is fun to be had at this adaptation of the blockbuster stage production, and it's the holidays, so you might as well have it.
January 2, 2020
Cats is not for everyone, but it is definitely for me.
December 30, 2019
There will be people, fans of the musical, that will both give them what they want and something new...so much of it plays, even in concept, to just loving cats and giving them personalities. If you have that sort of affection, you probably go with it.
December 30, 2019
For me, Cats was magical... It kept in songs I was sure would be cut and it was so boldly and confidently Cats that I had to respect it and I truly enjoyed each moment.
December 30, 2019
Whether you think the imagery is beautiful or nightmarish, this is a film that demands to be looked at.
December 30, 2019
It's a brave attempt to do something new, but the result is a movie that will draw an audience simply because it's such a colossal misfire. And whether you think it's good or bad, the film is packed with unforgettable moments.
December 30, 2019
I can say with all sincerity that upon finally meeting Cats face to face, somewhere past the introduction of the wayfaring Grizabella and the sage Old Deuteronomy, I was dazzled.
December 28, 2019
Hooper's surrealistic song-and-dance spectacle, steeped in joyous musical theatre lore and rich with the emotions of acceptance and forgiveness, is exactly what we need right now.
December 28, 2019
You need to suspend disbelief. Don't fight the visuals. Movies can be fantasies, and "Cats" is one heck of a fantasy. The film is better than the stage production because it's more expansive. The action is opened up. The singing is gorgeous.
December 28, 2019
The movie is outlandish and sexual and confusing. But that doesn't make it a bad movie. In fact, I'm going to call it a good movie.
December 27, 2019
Whether or not you ultimately warm to the out-there story about a tribe of cats who hold an annual sing-off to decide which of them will ascend to a new life in the heavens, Hooper's CGI-live action hybrid is oddly bewitching.
December 26, 2019
While it's far from being perfect, or even purr-fect, it certainly doesn't warrant the abuse that has been heaped upon it. At the very least, it deserves a chance.
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