A Street Cat Named Bob Film Review

A Street Cat Named Bob Film Review


A Street Cat Named Bob Film Video Review

Storyline: Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. Written by IMDB

Summary: A Street Cat Named Bob is a 2016 British family comedy-drama film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by Tim John and Maria Nation. It is based on the book of same name by James Bowen. The film stars Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head and Bob the Cat as himself. The film premiered in London, England on November 3, 2016; followed by a general release the next day on November 4, 2016. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

70 Los Angeles Times | Michael Rechtshaffen
Veteran director Roger Spottiswoode, whose output has been spotty in recent years, returns to form with a perfectly weighted redemptive story that engages the heart without shying away from the darker aspects of Bowen’s recovery. Read full review

70 Screen International | Fionnuala Halligan
While Bob does slink around some predictable narrative beats, this is still a slyly subversive film with a social point to make as it highlights James’s isolation in a cold, hard-faced London which responds better to animals than its hopeless humans. Read full review

67 Austin Chronicle | Steve Davis
If you’ve ever felt the same about a Felis catus, you’ll cut A Street Cat Named Bob some slack for the same reason I did. You won’t be able to help yourself. And stock up on some Kleenex beforehand. You’re gonna need them. Read full review

60 The New York Times | Andy Webster
A savvy exercise in inspirational feel-good cinema lightly seasoned with grit. Read full review

60 The Telegraph | Patrick Smith
It’s just a shame the whole thing is so steeped in honkingly signposted feelgood sentiment. Read full review

60 Total Film | Jane Crowther
Bob has spawned multiple books, but what works on the page seems slight on screen. That’s not to say it isn’t life-affirming, it’s just not quite the cat’s pyjamas. Read full review

60 Variety | Guy Lodge
Unpretentiously touching on the page, this material feels stretched a bit thin on film, with televisual production values and a samey song score doing little to enrich matters: Still, it’s sweetly hopeful . Read full review

50 The Hollywood Reporter | Leslie Felperin
A film that admirably tries to remain true to the slightly gritty spirit of its source material. Unfortunately, it also occasionally sprays the wall with maudlin touches and misjudged additions to the story. Read full review

40 The Guardian | Mike McCahill
More meme than movie. Read full review

40 Empire | Ian Freer
A Street Cat Named Bob has its heart in the right place but doesn’t quite land on a tone to unite hard hitting drama and a cat-based comedy. Read full review

25 San Francisco Chronicle | G. Allen Johnson
Cute little fellow, but unfortunately, the film in which he stars is little more than catnip. Read full review

Critic Reviews Credit by: metacritic.com

Official Sites: Official Facebook, IMDBWikipedia
Country: UK
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Biography | Comedy | Drama | Family
Runtime: 103 min
Production: Shooting Script Films, Prescience, Iris Productions
Filming Locations: London, England, UK
Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)


Director Credit
Roger Spottiswoode Director


Writer Credit
Garry Jenkins Writer
James Bowen Writer
Maria Nation Writer
Tim John Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Anthony Head Nigel Bowen
Bob the Cat Street Cat Bob
Joanne Froggatt Val
Luke Treadaway James Bowen
Ruta Gedmintas Belle


Cast Credit
Anthony Head Nigel Bowen
Beth Goddard Hilary
Bob Street Cat Bob
Bob the Cat Street Cat Bob
Caroline Goodall Mary
Daniel Fearn Dog Owner
Darren Evans Baz
Frances Ashman Danielle
Ivana Basic Carefoot Receptionist
Joanne Froggatt Val
Lorraine Ashbourne Simone
Luke Treadaway James Bowen
Mark Behan The Drug Dealer
Nina Wadia Padma
Ruta Gedmintas Belle
Ruth Sheen Elsie


Producer Credit
Adam Rolston Producer
Alice de Sousa Executive Producer
Anders Erden Executive Producer
Brian O’Shea Executive Producer
Caroline Stern Executive Producer
Damian Jones Executive Producer
Howard Ball Executive Producer
James Scott Executive Producer
John Rakoff Executive Producer
Laura Davison Executive Producer
Lorraine Goodman Line Producer
Nicolas Steil Executive Producer
Paul Brett Executive Producer
Spencer Pollard Executive Producer
Tim Smith Executive Producer


Music Credit
David Hirschfelder Music
Charlie Fink Music

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