Movie review by Lynnette Nicholas, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Big-screen musical adaptation is both strange and magical.

PG 2019 110 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 64 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 99 reviews

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age 9+

Why is everyone Hating?

If you are a Cat lover, and who isn’t really?? (Cat vids outnumber all others on every platform.)We appreciate their playful antics, that can be very familiar to us “Hoomans.” So Why Not enjoy a a playful musical, playing on all the fun of Cats! Great music, fun costumes, & beautiful theater. But if you are looking for a riveting plot, not the right movie..but seems quite appropriate as what would a story be like if your cat could tell you..Probably JUST LIKE THIS. The cat costumes can be a bit sensual, (not overtly imo) but again, what do expect when you have a cat story..So maybe not great for that tender age when everything is seen as sexual (mainly puberty when Full of hormones) But use your judgement there’s no sex, violence, language drug use or even consumerism. Great message of acceptance, And friendships. We really enjoyed it.
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age 6+

Actually really nice movie!! Don't let the promotion fool you!

Seriously, those people who complaints so much about this movie are clearly not familiar with its source material! CATS was first a book, that then became a stage musical which, despite its mixed critics, have gotten a fanbase through the years. So it's only appropriate that they now made a movie version out of it. And for people, like myself, who haven't seen the stage show, it's actually really nice of them to make a movie version to experience at home. Not everyone are able travel to New York, or wherever it is,to see it. And don't let the promotion fool you, I mean, it is CATS! What else did you expect them to look like?? At least they tried to make them look kinda justice to the stage show. Ok, let's talk about the movie itself. It is basically a story about the hard life as a street cat and how they are kinda living through all of it. I don't wanna say more or this review will be too long. But it is very nice, cute and a little bit sad. And the cast did a great job. I think the message is pretty much about respecting cats just as much as human. So I would defenitly recommend this movie if you love musicals and want to see something a little different. And again for those people who's totally sawing it to pieces, should defenitly give it a fair chance before they tend to do so.
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