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Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai) (2019)

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A poet and monk join forces to investigate a demonic cat who has possessed a general's wife and is wreaking havoc on the imperial court. The investigation takes an unexpected twist, leading the pair to unravel a mystery behind a decades old death of a legendary and beautiful courtesan.

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Critic Reviews for Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

This is a movie that just has a ton of imagination... It's an absolute spectacle.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Although the often humorous film may not quite rank among Chen's best and that CGI-enhanced feline isn't always convincingly up to scratch, the buoyant yarn nevertheless casts a beguiling spell.

March 21, 2019 | Full Review…

This stunning blockbuster shows that a superior original source, vaunting artistic ambition and a $170 million budget can turn a potboiler supernatural whodunit into something of ravishing beauty.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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Prioritizes sprawling spectacle over involving storytelling and falls far short of the historical and social allegories with which [Kaige] made his name ...

January 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Chen gives a fairy-tale tone to this ghost story yet always goes deeper into the issues of love, death, trust and envy, loyalty and betrayal.

February 8, 2019 | Full Review…

This modern fantasy weds the techniques of silent cinema with CGI to conjure a memorably mythic realm.

February 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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