A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob

British feel-good drama, based on the best selling memoir, about James Bowen - a busker and recovering drug addict who had his life transformed by none other than a stray ginger cat. The cat, Bob, is played in the movie by Bowen's real-life cat, Bob.

2016Rating: PG, Mild themes of drug addiction and coarse language103 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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A Street Cat Named Bob / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It's not the best film you'll see this holiday season, but this soft, agreeable adaptation of the man-and-his-cat bestseller has its charms.

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

There's a telly-ish feel to much of A Street Cat Named Bob, an attempt to sanitise life on the streets... But it's impossible to watch a film about a happy-ending story like James and Bob's without a warm glow.

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The Times

The Times

Contains the feline performance of the year, as the ginger tom Bob (playing himself) becomes the unexpected mascot and saviour of a homeless busker.

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Stuff

Stuff

A completely watchable, occasionally quite moving and very unexpectedly gritty little film.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

It's a family film that raises real issues in a sensitive way. And for that it should be praised.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What is especially honorable about the adaptation is that while it does try to show things literally from Bob's point of view from time to time, it's doesn't over-anthropomorphize him or ascribe to him any mystical or magical powers.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A heartwarming drama which manages to land on its feet.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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