Stephen King's Cat's Eye
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Cat's Eye is an uneven, tepid trilogy of stories written by Stephen King connected by a cat which appears at the beginning of each story. The best story, and first episode, concerns chain-smoker Morrison (James Woods) who joins a stop-smoking group run by sadistic Dr. Monatti, played with great relish by Alan King. In the second episode, a gambler named Cressner (Kenneth McMillan) makes a bet with his wife's lover. In the third episode, a young girl (Drew Barrymore) is terrorized by a tiny troll. Although he wrote the screenplay, Stephen King was disappointed with the results and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"The three stories just don't connect and efforts to join them never work. However, an excellent roster of talent does try its best."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Even though the mix contains lumps, Cat's Eye is the best screen adaptation of any King work since Brian De Palma's Carrie."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A terceira história é também a pior, o que é lamentável, já que conclui o filme de forma decepcionante depois de duas narrativas interessantes, tensas e divertidas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Uneven, but mildly diverting at times."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Although there are big problems with the horror compendium concept, this is worth seeing for James Woods alone, and the crafty use of The Police's 'Every Breath You Take.'"
‑ , Film4
"The usual caveats about cumulatively unsatisfying portmanteau pictures certainly apply."
‑ , Time Out
"It's the anthology film I wish "Twilight Zone: The Movie" could have been."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A horror anthology written by Stephen King with two good segments enveloping a great one."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Decent King adaptations shrouded with a weak framing story."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"A fairly uneven collection of short horror stories. The segment with James Woods, however, justifies the price of a rental"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Stephen King seems to be working his way through the reference books of human phobias, and Cat's Eye is one of his most effective films."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film seems like a throwback not to old horror comics but to bad syndicated TV horror."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Fair frights, feline style."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Amusing adaptation of a few Stephen King short stories -- if only smokers were treated in real life as they are in this film!"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"You would think they could have gotten at least ONE story right."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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