Cat People 1982

Critics score:
64 / 100

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Paul Schrader's hammering, art-porno remake of Jacques Tourneur's deft little thriller. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Cat People is a good movie in an old tradition, a fantasy-horror film that takes itself just seriously enough to work, has just enough fun to be entertaining, [and] contains elements of intrinsic fascination in its magnificent black leopards. Read more

Time Out: The seductively exotic surface of this mythically underpinned fantasy might be offset for some by much graphic gore, but if you can buy the romantic metaphors for the primitivisms of sexual obsession, the film delivers down the line. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Kinski was essential to the film as conceived, and she's endlessly watchable. Read more