Atom User Reviews for Cats

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Had a lovely time forcing my friends to endure this nightmarish purgatory on opening night. Absolutely whimsical experience, I will cherish their screams of terror forever.

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Reagan H
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I left 30 mins after it started

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Tacora W
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This was a train wreak. Five Stars

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Carolyn V
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Worst film I’ve seen and I’m a Broadway and Cats fan!

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Joseph A
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#snoozefest
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#boring
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Only thing good was JHudson

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amanda M
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my friend was snooring

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Nereida A
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#boring
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meowmeowmeow

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Denis C
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#boring
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a Waste of talented people

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Ursula B
Verified Review

Pretty bad

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Nick M
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we all cryed when she sang

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james G
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I gave it 5 stars because the cast, and dancing was great! I saw Cats on Broadway when I was a child, i am 32 now so it was nice taking my mom to see it in the theater. Broadway will always be better!

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Korto K
Verified Review
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I loved the singing & dancing & their costumes. It was cute that their ears & tails moved. Very realistic & I loved how they captured the essence & personality of their roll as a cat. Especially since I am a cat lover I thought that was important.

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Vanelphia W
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#boring
#snoozefest

So boring...the characters and makeup were very gonna d but i couldn’t wait for this movie to end. Very disappointing

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Daniel J
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#iknowwhyitbombedattheboxoffice

do yourself a favor and skip this movie, it was just plain awful, even the actors said it sucked, and if you look at the cats feet you will see the worst cgi ever where they failed to bring the ground up high enough to touch the characters limbs, most of the dances the actors are floating about 1-3inches off the ground which was very annoying

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gabriel I
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Should have went straight to tv as a lifetime movie

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Dominique A
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This movie was one weird movie. The plot was very vague and made no sense. Great music but not worth the money

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Jose D
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Worst movie ever!!!! Totally wasted money and time! Very disappointing

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Lisa A
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Very interesting and moving. Jennifer Hudson's solo brought me to tears.

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Tuesday P
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Amazing.

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Daniela T
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I left halfway through. Bored out of my mind

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MICHAEL F
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#notmyfave

The studio obviously never heard of test screenings. It needed a few more months in the editing room. Lots of it did not work.

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T.J. C
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Talented ensemble at their best. Makes me wish I had seen the live performance. I would have likes to see a trailer after the movie that identified who played each role could only identify about five actors.

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Leonard P
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#notmyfave

I don’t know what to say about what I just saw - very different kind of movie. Jennifer Hudson was amazing and the dancing was great - the CG was distracting tho

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Mary P
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#boring
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Worst movie I have seen! People Walked out of theater during first 1/2 hour. The only good thing about this movie was Jennifer Hudson’s performance and the costumes. Could they not see how bad it was while filming????

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Tatiana K
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Costumes, cast, talent, singing, and dancing where phenomenal. The storyline (or lack thereof) and how “slow” it was ruined it for me. Very strange movie...

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Jennifer P
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#<3
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Great dancing, singing, visual effects. J. Hudson was incredible! Give this movie a fair chance!

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Nina D
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Terrible movie. Waste of time. We walked out

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Duncan K
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#great

I really enjoyed the movie and cast. I enjoyed the message it left. Great movie.

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Kathee W
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visually pretty interesting, good line up, lyrics are mostly poorly communicated except during solos, hard to relate to characters , 2 styles of stories going on

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Siobhan M
Verified Review

Utterly dull.

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Cody E
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too much CGI

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Chris H
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This was the most terrifying and god awful movie I’ve seen in my life. The animation and CGI was horrendous, the music was never ending, the plot was non existent, the cats were very sexually suggestive. There’s cats drugging each other, making weird gestures towards each other, and for some reason we have pirate cats in the mix as well. Please save yourself from seeing this incredibly awful and unwatchable pile of horse crap.

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Ryann R
Verified Review
#greatcast

After reading a spectrum of reviews, I’m happy that I decided to go and see ‘Cats.’ You have to LOVE musicals, and lucky for me, I do!

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Anthony W
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#familyfriendly
#justokay
#cliché
#predictable
#fantasy

The story plot was there, but it wasn't there. It consisted of each cat singing about themselves, their personalities, livelihood and their successes in "life". I believe that it was a good musical, but something was missing. With these musicals/movies, you can't stray away from the plot, but this plot was too cliche. I wish I could put my finger on it, but I'm not sure what's missing. Overall, it was just fine.

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Tyler J
Verified Review

this movie really wasn't my cup of tea I went because my daughter wanted to see it the main character was gorgeous so I will give her that

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daniel M
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The movie has weird undertones and the cats moan a lot and move suggestively but the music was good, casting was great at times, not as bad as some critics make it out to be but not wonderful either. I give the movie a C-

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Julian P
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A beautiful disaster of a masterpiece

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Raul R
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#slow
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Started off slow but I thought it was overall good. If you like musicals I recommend

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Anna P
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#amazing
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Definitely will see it again.

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Della D
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Fun theatrical representation with an added storyline. Don't expect the original Broadway version. Great choreography and decent singing. Wonderful cast!

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Marne M
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#justokay

Miss Hudson gave us chills with her finale! James Corden never disappoints. Unfortunately, even with the magic of CG, I was pulled out of the story often wondering how a musical with repetitive one-liners riddled throughout could win so many awards. if you're not a musical theater enthusiasts, you probably won't like it.

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Janeece L
Verified Review

I really enjoy listening to Jennifer Hudson’s voice but not in this movie.

BD
Bonnie D
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Literally such a waste of time and money !!

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noica P
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Jennifer Hudson stole the movie for me and truly made “Memory” her own!

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Rita M
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given the caliber of cast, I expected something..anything. this film is a total flop. possibly ruined some of the actors careers. I would prefer to read president Trumps tweets than to ever endure this film again

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Russell M
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I was one of 3 in the theater. In the last row was a very young boy and his aunt. He was not happy. I heard him running back and forth throughout the entire movie. He was asking if it was almost over 15 minutes in. Towards the end he yells. Why do they like singing so much? the world may never know. I enjoyed it but it was unnecessary to have 2 “comedic” crotch shot jokes. It was as if they were trying to appeal to children as well as fans of the musical and failed to please anyone.

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John B
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Favorite Musical!! Loved this movie with all my heart !!

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Deonie B
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Went to see this film for my bday. watched 20 minutes and had to leave. it was horrible. there was no one in the Theater so we should have know it was a crap movie. waste of time.

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Myra S
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some of the songs I couldn't even understand the words. I soo focused on trying to understand the song, I couldn't really enjoy it.

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Annie G
Verified Review

This movie was a bit confusing. It’s true it’s based on a stage musical but the movie’s execution was a bit scrambled, there’s moments where it acts like a movie which is its highlights but in other moments it seems to be too much of the stage musical. The acting is great, but most of the numbers were forgettable except for a small selective few. Most of the plot was not as well explained. I was confused for most of the movie. If you’re a true Cats fan like the musical, then you might have fun watching this, but if you’ve only heard of it and never seen it, this is a rental at best. The other musicals such as Hairspray, Hairspray stays true to the original but also acts like a movie by adding new stuff that makes it so memorable. Unfortunately Cats does not have this. So either watch if you’re curious or if you’re looking for something enjoyable I recommend something else.

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Kendra S

Metacritic

60
Dec 18, 2019

It’s 80-year-old Ian McKellen who can best answer that last question, having the most fun of anyone as Gus the Theater Cat, lapping out of saucers and rubbing up against corners like the true thespian he is. And really, for all its flaws, what more could you possibly ask for from Cats?

Metacritic review by Marissa Martinelli
Marissa Martinelli
Slate
40
Dec 18, 2019

Badly cast, broadly directed, and hampered by a book that hasn’t aged well since the musical’s 1981 West End debut, it’s hard to imagine just who this film’s target audience is.

Stephen Whitty
Screen Daily
30
Dec 18, 2019

It's almost unfathomable that this one made it through all the preliminary production meetings without someone sensibly calling a halt to the process by saying, Wait a minute, those kitties are damn creepy!

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter