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Video Review: 'Cats'

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Cats

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
120 minutes
performer:
John Mills
distributor:
Universal Home Video
author:
1903
genre:
musical

We gave it a B

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats may have exhausted its nine lives on Broadway, but this staged-for-the-cameras spectacle gives it a 10th. Reissued to commemorate the show’s final curtain, this campy reproduction features pumped-up orchestrations, rock-video lighting, and close-ups of grease-painted, gyrating felines — plus Paige, who’s pitch-purr-fect on ”Memory.” Sure to last ”Now and Forever,” even if you watch it only once. B

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