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Cat People


Nastassja Kinski stars in this erotic fantasy about a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time, only to find that the explosive experience brings tragic consequences.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Paul Schrader's hammering, art-porno remake of Jacques Tourneur's deft little thriller.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fresh: 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.

- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Saturday, October 23, 2004

Fresh: Kinski was essential to the film as conceived, and she's endlessly watchable.

- Variety Staff, Variety, Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The only advantage this remake has over the 1942 original is a naked Nastassja Kinski.

- flixsterman, Sunday, September 12, 2010

3 stars

Not Original Idea, but nice to watch.

- ScoopOnline, Friday, December 11, 2009

3 stars

A strange movie. Cat people turn into cats after sex, and will only turn back into humans if they kill someone. Natassija Kinski plays the role with innocence, sexiness, wonder, dread - it is hard to imagine the role with anyone else. I'd love to see the 1942 version.

- Redlats, Tuesday, October 16, 2007