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The Curse of the Cat People Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 28, 2012
A film that takes the business of childhood completely seriously and aligns itself to a child's perspective with absolute conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Staci Layne Wilson
September 8, 2012
Mysteries and meanings to curl around each other like creeping vines.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Old-fashioned horror fantasy isn't too scary for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 25, 2010
One of those movies that coheres more interestingly because of its own odd heterogeneities, largely because the brio and friskiness of the filmmaking remain fairly constant over the short 70 minutes, even as the idioms keep moving around.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
January 11, 2010
A remarkably elusive picture, a producer-auteur's personal summarization, a gold mine for later fabulists
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 22, 2009
Lewton's masterpiece
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
November 14, 2007
This picture remains one of the most ethereal looks at childhood the cinema has produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
November 14, 2007
Made as sequel to the profitable Cat People, this is highly disappointing because it fails to measure up as a horrific opus.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 14, 2007
Hardly a moment is wasted.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 9, 2007
No curses or Cat People.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 24, 2006
One of the weakest movies from the Val Lawton unit. It's difficult to tell whether it's a horror film, a ghost story of just the imaginings of a sad, lonely, little girl.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Far from being a horror film, it's a touching, perceptive and lyrical film about childhood, psychologically astute and occasionally disturbing as it focuses entirely on the child's-eye view of a sad, cruel world.
Steve Crum
April 6, 2006
Truly creepy, atomospheric classic directed by Robert Wise.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It makes a rare departure from the ordinary run of horror films and emerges as an oddly touching study of the working of a sensitive child's mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
October 6, 2005
This rather silly follow-up to Cat People isn't so much unwatchable as it is merely unnecessary.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 5, 2005
RKO expected to get another supernatural chiller, with people turning into panthers and killing folks in the streets. Boy, were they disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 18, 2005
A lovely family story cleverly couched in psychology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 24, 2003
Marvellously eloquent, and touchingly accurate in accessing the secret landscape of a child's mind.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 27, 2003
Some kind of gentle, bizarre masterpiece.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 3, 2002
A triumph of atmosphere over story.
| Original Score: 3/5
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