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, Coarse language & drug references103 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & Biography
96%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

press

A heartwarming drama which manages to land on its feet.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

2.0
0

A gritty tale of drug recovery with a ginger moggie called Bob.

It sounds like a Disney-style pet-hero tale, but A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) is anything but cute. It’s a harrowing and ultimately heart-warming true story of a recovering drug-addict desperately trying to reclaim his life with all the odds stacked against him. Shunned by human society, his saviour is a ginger moggie called Bob. James Bowen (Luke...

3.0
0

Excellent Feelgood Movie

A very enjoyable movie that, despite the subject matter, is uplifting and even funny in parts.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

4.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A heartwarming drama which manages to land on its feet.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

2.0
0

A gritty tale of drug recovery with a ginger moggie called Bob.

It sounds like a Disney-style pet-hero tale, but A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) is anything but cute. It’s a harrowing and ultimately heart-warming true story of a recovering drug-addict desperately trying to reclaim his life with all the odds stacked against him. Shunned by human society, his saviour is a ginger moggie called Bob. James Bowen (Luke...

3.0
0

Excellent Feelgood Movie

A very enjoyable movie that, despite the subject matter, is uplifting and even funny in parts.

4.0
0