Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai)

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A poet and monk join forces to investigate a demonic cat who has possessed a general's wife and is wreaking havoc on the imperial court. The investigation takes an unexpected twist, leading the pair to unravel a mystery behind a decades old death of a legendary and beautiful courtesan.


Critic Reviews for Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (1)

  • Although the often humorous film may not quite rank among Chen's best and that CGI-enhanced feline isn't always convincingly up to scratch, the buoyant yarn nevertheless casts a beguiling spell.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This stunning blockbuster shows that a superior original source, vaunting artistic ambition and a $170 million budget can turn a potboiler supernatural whodunit into something of ravishing beauty.

    Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

    Maggie Lee

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  • Prioritizes sprawling spectacle over involving storytelling and falls far short of the historical and social allegories with which [Kaige] made his name ...

    Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Chen gives a fairy-tale tone to this ghost story yet always goes deeper into the issues of love, death, trust and envy, loyalty and betrayal.

    Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This modern fantasy weds the techniques of silent cinema with CGI to conjure a memorably mythic realm.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • At the core of it all stand a couple of goofballs that never stop entertaining, and a talking black cat that gives the film a much-welcomed fantasy element.

    Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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