Critics reacted to “Cats” by describing it as “baffling,” “deranged” and “equal parts awful and audacious.”
Me watching #CATSmovie: WHY human faces and human hands? Why so small? What is Judi Dench’s fur coat made of? How do they poop? How did I get here? Why so boring? Who is responsible for this? What hath cat-manity wrought pic.twitter.com/z4b0ysQ800
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) December 19, 2019
Glad to report that Cats is everything you’d hoped for and more: a mesmerisingly ugly fiasco that makes you feel like your brain is being eaten by a parasite. A viewing experience so stressful that it honestly brought on a migraine.
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) December 19, 2019
I don’t really know what to say about CATS at this early stage, since a perfectly credible reaction like “it’s one of the worst pieces of art I’ve ever witnessed” can only sound like empty hyperbole. Maybe I should just wait a few months.
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) December 19, 2019
I love bizzaro, crazy, break into song & dance stuff & #CATSMovie was easily the most boring thing I’ve ever seen. Dancing was good & Jennifer Hudson’s “Memory” was stunning but I coulda easily napped & been fine. I spent a lot of time wondering what drugs Hooper was on.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) December 19, 2019
— Matt Goldberg (@MattGoldberg) December 19, 2019
How wild is CATS? At one point, the colleague I sat next to literally leaned back in their seat and moaned “Stooooop! Stoooooop!”
CATS had broken their mind, now and forever.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) December 19, 2019