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The Curse of the Cat People Reviews

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April 14, 2017
Despite the snazzy title... Curse of the Cat People has as much pity and tears in it as chills.
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
September 8, 2012
Mysteries and meanings to curl around each other like creeping vines.
December 22, 2010
Old-fashioned horror fantasy isn't too scary for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 11, 2010
A remarkably elusive picture, a producer-auteur's personal summarization, a gold mine for later fabulists
October 22, 2009
Lewton's masterpiece
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2007
This picture remains one of the most ethereal looks at childhood the cinema has produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
November 14, 2007
Hardly a moment is wasted.
January 9, 2007
No curses or Cat People.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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.
April 6, 2006
Truly creepy, atomospheric classic directed by Robert Wise.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
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
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
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.
January 27, 2003
Some kind of gentle, bizarre masterpiece.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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