Cats

You will believe.


Cats
Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical based on the works of T.S. Elliot comes to the big screen. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

109 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Violence).
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical.

Showtimes

I just leap up and paws a while.
I just leap up and paws a while.

Credits

Cast
James Corden, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Francesca Hayward, Rebel Wilson, Judi Dench, Mette Towley, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Hudson
Director
Tom Hooper
ScreenplayAndrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Hooper, Tom Hooper, T.S. Eliot
MusicAndrew Lloyd Webber
CinematographyChristopher Ross
EditingMelanie Oliver
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2019
Produced byWorking Title Films, Amblin Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Monumental Pictures, The Really Useful Group

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreMusical
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent fantastical violence with no noticeable effects
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe material contains light-hearted low impact feel-good themes which are presented in a comedic musical and fantastical drama. Themes explore choreographed modern dance metaphoric singing and performances, positive spirit of teamwork, finding a new loving family and friendships, being in a performance competition, finding inspiration and motivation, finding one’s purpose, finding hope, a feeling of abandonment and unwanted, being compassionate, unity, good versus evil, rivalry, abduction, cheating and villainy and good prevailing over evil. Themes have a low sense of threat and menace. All negative themes such as abandonment, abduction, cheating and evil deeds are positively resolved with unity, hope, positive teamwork and getting a fresh start. The film ends with good prevailing over evil mitigating the overall impact of themes. Themes will be suitable for all but parental supervision is recommended to provide context to much younger children.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for some rude and suggestive humor.
Runtime110
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

U: Universal (Suitable for all)Very mild threat, Rude humour, Language
Runtime110
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
2
Language
1
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
47 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
180 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite 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.
4
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
CommonSenseMedia
Lynette Nicholas quote iconBig-screen musical adaptation is both strange and magical.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconI’m still slack-jawed and trying to process what I witnessed. Fans of the stage production might enjoy all or parts of it, but even with my love of cats in general, I couldn’t force myself to love or even like this offering. Weird just about any and every way one looks at it.
6

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
142 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
755 users
13
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
12
IMDB
3389 Netizens
5
The Movie DB
Community
11

Average .. 43%

9

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