Jim Mascarenhas’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is a good example of why theater can’t always translate to film.
Cats is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera, Evita) based on poems by T.S. Eliot. 15 minutes into the movie I whispered to my friend, “I’m already over this.” That was due to the lackluster performances, poor storyline, and overall lack of charm. Nothing really impressed me, (excluding Jennifer Hudson) and if something was entertaining, it got old real quick.
There were two songs that woke me up and made me interested. But that’s not saying much because there’s SIXTEEN songs in total. If you really do want to watch Cats, do yourself a favor. Skip this film, and watch the Broadway Cast recording from the 90’s. You’ll thank me later.
You couldn’t pay me to watch this again. 1 Star.