Atom User Reviews for Cats
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.
I left 30 mins after it started
This was a train wreak. Five Stars
Worst film I’ve seen and I’m a Broadway and Cats fan!
Only thing good was JHudson
my friend was snooring
a Waste of talented people
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!
we all cryed when she sang
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.
So boring...the characters and makeup were very gonna d but i couldn’t wait for this movie to end. Very disappointing
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
Should have went straight to tv as a lifetime movie
This movie was one weird movie. The plot was very vague and made no sense. Great music but not worth the money
Very interesting and moving. Jennifer Hudson's solo brought me to tears.
Worst movie ever!!!! Totally wasted money and time! Very disappointing
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.
I left halfway through. Bored out of my mind
The studio obviously never heard of test screenings. It needed a few more months in the editing room. Lots of it did not work.
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
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????
It was horrible . I’ve never Walked out on a movie until I seen this yesterday
I really enjoyed the movie and cast. I enjoyed the message it left. Great movie.
I loved this movie! Creative costumes with moving cat ears, tails etc and beautiful depictions of fur, spots, colorations and skin. Fabulous dance moves with some cast from the Royal Opera. Singing was also very good but Jennifer Hudson a huge disappointment! Can't that girl enunciate! If I did not know the words to Memory, I would have missed half of them! Yes, I saw the original musical and already was a fan but to make a movie is so very challenging because of all the closeups and constant movement, etc. Go see this if not for your love of cats to maybe your love of great dance, costumes/makeup, sets,,, I just DO NOT UNDERSTAND ALL THE BAD REVIEWS! This was an Andrew Lloyd Weber musical originally and before that a book!
Terrible movie. Waste of time. We walked out
You have to go into this movie knowing it’s going to be weird. Uncanny is a great description. They are human but also cats..... the music was great. Especially knowing that those songs were originally from 1983.
Disappointing, it started pretty good but as it continued its disappointing performance by few actress and actor roles . first the cameras were all over the place shooting from one angle to next with shaking motion. I also think that certain customs could have been better to show off variety of cats. not just short hair types. Memory is one of my favorite song but I hated how it was sung.
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.
Absolutely loved it!
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
too much CGI
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-
If you like musicals, you’ll like. Not for younger children.
It was horrible
This movie was terrible. It was draggy and boring as heck! Even my 7 year old daughter said it was lame.
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.
A beautiful disaster of a masterpiece
Literally such a waste of time and money !!
Jennifer Hudson stole the movie for me and truly made “Memory” her own!
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.
My 6 year old loved it! Me—-not so much!
Sooooooooo slow and boring I literally fell asleep and I am a lifelong CATS fan...it was really disappointing because we went for our Christmas movie and it was extremely underwhelming. It doesn’t translate well from stage to screen for me.
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.
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
l LOVED it! I've never seen it anywhere else before. I thought it was purrfect, the cat's meow. I laughed and cried. Jennifer's song had me in tears. I can't tell you how it stood up to Broadway nor the book as I've never see it nor read it. IMHO I felt it was well done and wonderfully cast. and want to see it again.
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
Taylor Swift is an absolute legend and managed to be the highlight of the movie in her short time on screen. The song she wrote is perfect, stunning, incredible, and beautiful. I highly recommend seeing this movie and also supporting Taylor Swift in all her endeavors.
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?
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.
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!