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"Cat Run" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Jim MIlton

Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - June, 2012

Synopsis

Hilarious, gritty and fully loaded with intense action, Cat Run stars Paz Vega (Spanglish) as a high-end call girl on the run for her life. With key evidence to the scandalous government cover-up of a shockingly horrific crime, she must rely on two bumbling private detectives to be her unlikely protectors from a deadly combination of the Mob, a corrupt US senator and a ruthlessly sadistic female assassin - all of whom will stop at nothing to hide the truth.

Specifications

  • Actors: Paz Vega, Scott Mechlowicz, Alphonso McAuley
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • DTS MA 5.1
  • Video: MPEG 4 1080P
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Director: John Stockwell
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Yes

Commentary

Ugh! What a mess of a movie! A US Senator kills a prostitute at a party, so to cover up the "mishap", all dozen hookers are executed…except the one who somehow steals the tape evidence and escapes with it. How'd she know where the tape recorders are located in a mansion and has the time to think about stealing it is beyond me. The rest of the movie tries to play out like a very bad Tarantino flick with elements of brutality, nudity and unrealistic action sequences. Wait, that IS a Tarantino flick. I know that the intent was to mix humor into all of this mix as well, but believe me, it ain't funny at all. There is plenty of full frontal nudity, but that doesn't make this any easier to watch. I did like Janet McTeer as the assassin sent to kill Cat. She reminded me of Helen Mirren…only Mirren would never be caught dead in this flick.

Technical

Picture and sound are both very good. Plenty a solid color and details. The nights scenes are never murky or flat. Some of the CGI is a bit primitive, but passable. Surrounds and sub are used extensively throughout, but fail to salvage the script.

Extras

Deleted scenes, commentary and theatrical trailers.