Catfight

Catfight

Catfight

A reunion between university chums played by Sandra Oh and Anne Heche sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition in this outrageous black comedy.

"One-time college pals Veronica (Oh) and Ashley (Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically charged canvases, while Veronica is married to a wealthy businessman who's about to profit hugely off yet another US-led war in the Middle East.

"Within minutes of their reunion, a rivalry is revived, old wounds are torn open, and a Manhattan stairwell becomes home to a woman-on-woman brawl. Over the course of five years and three bloody, bone-crushing rounds, Catfight's formidable adversaries will lose everything they cherish, and rail furiously as their fortunes are subject to wild reversals." (Toronto International Film Festival)

201696 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Onur Tukel ('Applesauce', 'Summer of Blood', 'Abby Singer/Songwriter')
Writer:
Onur Tukel
Cast:
Sandra OhAnne HecheAlicia SilverstoneDylan BakerTituss BurgessAriel KavoussiAmy Hill
85%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flawed but Well-Worth Seeing

Catfight is by no means a perfect movie: the tone wavers occasionally, the political subtext is sharp in places but wincingly obvious in others, and if you need to "like" the characters you're watching in order to feel for them, then you've come to the wrong place. But if you like your comedy black and bitter as burnt coffee, it's a must-see. Sandra Oh and...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It has a certain outlandish purity of purpose which Heche and Oh follow through on with demonic intensity, making for a film that's just as hard to embrace as it is to dismiss.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The absurdist use of fisticuffs in Onur Tukel's extremely independent Catfight is unnerving, strangely hilarious - and, whether you accept it or not, meaningful.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Catfight will turn off many from the outset (there were many walkouts during the screening I attended) but its strange combination of brutal physical comedy and pitch black satire make it an oddity worth fighting over.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

...an acquired taste for sure, but the movie and its must-see performances are so far out there they virtually guarantee a certain cult cachet.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A real dog.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It has a certain outlandish purity of purpose which Heche and Oh follow through on with demonic intensity, making for a film that's just as hard to embrace as it is to dismiss.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The absurdist use of fisticuffs in Onur Tukel's extremely independent Catfight is unnerving, strangely hilarious - and, whether you accept it or not, meaningful.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Catfight will turn off many from the outset (there were many walkouts during the screening I attended) but its strange combination of brutal physical comedy and pitch black satire make it an oddity worth fighting over.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

...an acquired taste for sure, but the movie and its must-see performances are so far out there they virtually guarantee a certain cult cachet.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A real dog.

0

Flawed but Well-Worth Seeing

Catfight is by no means a perfect movie: the tone wavers occasionally, the political subtext is sharp in places but wincingly obvious in others, and if you need to "like" the characters you're watching in order to feel for them, then you've come to the wrong place. But if you like your comedy black and bitter as burnt coffee, it's a must-see. Sandra Oh...

3.0
0