Star-studded 'Cats' film given zero stars by critics

Star-studded 'Cats' film given zero stars by critics

When the trailer for the film adaptation for Cats was released this past summer, the response was far from positive.

Viewers were baffled by everything from the appearance of the cast who were 'creepily' made to resemble felines through the use of CGI to the choice of actors in Tom Hooper's latest flick.

Watch the trailer for Cats here:

This is what people on Twitter had to say about the 'terrifying' trailer:

And now, following its release, Cats has truly been panned by the critics, with some even giving the movie zero-star reviews. Ouch!

Indeed, Tim Robey from The Telegraph gave Cats zero stars, writing: "Once seen, the only realistic way to fix Cats would be to spay it, or simply pretend it never happened. Because it's an all-time disaster - a rare and star-spangled calamity which will leave jaws littered across floors and agents unemployed."

Robey added that it was the first time he had given a zero-star review since the 2009 film Old Dogs, starring John Travolta and Robin Williams.

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Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian gave the film one star, calling it a "jaw-dropping feline folly".

And David Sexton from the Evening Standard gave the movie a slightly more generous two-star review, writing:

"It all just feels so wrong. Whether they are human or feline, what on earth has happened in those smoothed out groins, so much exposed by the leotards? And let’s not think about those tails that keep erecting for emphasis. All of the characters appear much more to advantage when dressed in clothes (whatever the logic of that).

In another calamitous production decision, not available in the theatre, Hooper has chosen, in certain scenes, to reveal these cats to be not human-sized but, clambering over gigantic chairs, parading along mega-railway tracks, quite tiny, cat-sized or less. Since they remain people – pervily disfigured people, gimps really,  but still people - this just adds a whole other dimension of bizarrerie."

So, it looks like it's pretty much unanimous - Cats is a flop as far as the critics are concerned!