Murder of a Cat

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Murder of a Cat
Murder of a Cat (2014) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGillian Greene
Produced bySam Raimi
Ivan Orlic
Written byChristian Magalhaes
Robert Snow
StarringFran Kranz
Nikki Reed
J.K. Simmons
Blythe Danner
Music byDeborah Lurie
CinematographyChristophe Lanzenberg
Release date
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

Murder of a Cat is a 2014 American independent thriller comedy film directed by Gillian Greene and starring Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed, J.K. Simmons, and Blythe Danner. The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.[1]


When someone murders his beloved cat, Clinton (Kranz), an adult child, demands justice. Taking it upon himself to solve the case, he teams up with an unlikely ally, Greta (Reed), and the two set out to find the culprit lurking in their small suburban town. But as Clinton searches for the truth, he begins to uncover a conspiracy that goes far deeper than he anticipated.



The screenplay was on the Hollywood "Black List" survey in 2010.[2] Fran Kranz replaced Jay Baruchel in the lead role.[3] The film was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA in 2013 by Seine Pictures and Raimi Productions.


The film was poorly received by critics. It currently has a 31 out of 100 on aggregate reviewer website Metacritic.[4] Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a score of 30%.[5] Kranz took a lot of the criticism along with Greene's direction.

Rex Reed of The New York Observer hated the film:

Joe Neumaier of The New York Daily News had slightly more positive things to say about the film:

Sara Stewart of The New York Post gave the film more of a mixed review:


  1. ^ a b "Murder of a Cat | 2014 Tribeca Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2014-03-26. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  2. ^ a b "'Murder Of A Cat' Adds Nikki Reed". Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  3. ^ "Fran Kranz Replaces Jay Baruchel In Murder Of A Cat". 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  4. ^ "Murder of a Cat Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
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  6. ^ Rex Reed. "Rex Reed Reviews 'Murder of a Cat'". Observer. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  7. ^ "'Murder of a Cat': Movie review". New York: NY Daily News. 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  8. ^ Stewart, Sara (2014-12-03). "All-star cast can't save the dialogue in 'Murder of a Cat' | New York Post". Retrieved 2015-02-10.

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