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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Richard Brooks

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About the Movie

Thrilling performances by Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams's story about a wealthy plantation owner succumbing to cancer one of the most acclaimed movies in history.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 34
  • Fresh: 33
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: What a pack of trashy people these accomplished actors perform! – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: A formaldehyded tabby that sits static while layer after layer of its skin is peeled off, life after life of its nine lives unsentimentally destroyed. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: An intense, important motion picture. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Burl Ives and Judith Anderson are highly entertaining as the nightmare parents, Big Daddy and Big Mama, and Jack Carson has one of his last good roles as Newman's competitive older brother. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie!!!

This movie is phenomenal !! The acting is great. A must see!!

good, considering....

they changed a lot of the content to fit the production codes back in the early 60s. so its not exactly like the original play: a lot of the plot has been mixed up. it is filled with great performances though, and the last minute of the movie is just so amazingly amazing it makes my heart stop. so buy it! what are you waiting for!!!


This is Paul and Elizabeth, both at their most beautiful. Take your time, and enjoy the leisurely pace. The Southern Accents are pretty terrible, but like the other reviewer stated, the last minute of the movie is amazing. Its completely clean, but the hottest, most senual minute in film.

Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1958

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