The movie is a success in that it definitely achieves what it sets out to. It's engaging, sometimes funny, sometimes shocking. Both actress' performances are convincing enough that you find yourself drawn into their characters' worlds and can't help but root for both of them despite their obvious flaws and stubborn animosity towards one another. But the real kick comes at the end when you step back and it sinks in that the whole time, the feelings you experienced weren't solely representative of an attachment to these characters but to the people and parties that they so clearly personify. It then makes sense why the entire film feels somewhat familiar and intimate. It's the mark of successful allegory that you already somehow know how this story goes.
Sandra Oh is from Toronto like me so I gotta give her kudos for THAT! Wuuuhahahahaa! Anne Heche of course, is the ultimate scary lesbian, so kudos to her too. It was entertaining enough and mildly funny.
Catfight is the type of blackly comic film that works to alienate some viewers with its over-the-top approach and its unlikable characters. But those who enjoy its dark humor will cackle with mean-spirited delight.
No matter its flaws, Tukel’s witty inversion of the buddy movie formula — set in an embellished world riddled by wartime dysfunction — has some legitimate ideas about the way feuds can last so long that neither side remembers what they’re fighting over.
While it sometimes borders on the ridiculous, the intensity and dedication that Oh and Heche bring to their roles makes this an entertaining satire on Western culture and an interesting look at how we treat one another.
MEH. It's barely funny enough to keep watching. It could have been so much better in so many ways, but it's all so loose and poorly timed that it never really comes together. I'm usually a fan of Sandra Oh, but not in this case.
The narrative resource used by this plot is tragicomic in the first part, when Sandra Oh's character suffers her total collapse, you are involved as a viewer, but when that storyline stops walking and we reach the point where the same thing happens to Anne Heche's character, the movie was already running basically on life support, proof of that is the stupidity of its ending. Both actresses deserved much better.