The collective culture has spoken and Cats is weird, dude.
The Tom Hooper-directed adaptation of the iconic Broadway show just hit theaters and moviegoers have let their opinions be known. It seems Cats, a film with an Oscar-winning director and stellar cast, is not only nightmare-inducing, but it’s bad. At the time of publication, Cats had a 19 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site aptly summarized the film, writing, “Despite its fur-midable cast, this Cats adaptation is a clawful mistake that will leave most viewers begging to be put out of their mew-sery.” It also snagged a mere 32 on Metacritic.
Suffice it to say, the reviews (both professional and layperson) are, um, abysmal. But that makes for some fun Twitter fodder. So, how bad is Cats? Here, eight honest reviews that we appreciate very much.