Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

This stylish animated adventure is based on the '90s animated television series, which in turn is based on the original comics and Tim Burton's live action "Batman" films. Unlike the campy 1960s version of Batman, this… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 24, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 21, 1999
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stylish and admirably respectful of the source material, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm succeeds where many of the live-action Batman adaptations have failed.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The violence is too realistic (though not terribly graphic) to qualify as cartoony escapism, yet the movie lacks the sophistication, vision or satirical edge to lay claim to any higher purpose. It's merely dark for dark's sake.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Closer to radio drama than kiddie fare, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is the strangest PG film of the year.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Among the boldest and most ambitious stories ever attempted in its franchise, and it is as acute, and compelling, and satisfyingly Batmanny as any of the Batman features, if not moreso.

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Leonard Klady

While the script and pedigree of actors are commendable, the craft level is too close to the small-screen offering to get audiences into theaters.

Josh Larsen

A romantic, flashback-rich narrative distinguishes this feature-length animated effort...

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Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight

A spin-off of the semi-hit animated TV series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm goes even further into the roots of the bat-dude's particular pathologies.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The actor's voices may suit animated television characters, but on a large screen Kevin Conroy's Batman, Mark Hamill's Joker, and Dana Delany's Andrea sound flat and one-dimensional.

Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Fans of classical animation are hereby warned to steer clear of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, for it will put them in instant vapor-lock and there aren't enough ambulances available this time of year.

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Daniel Etherington

Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Aside from Christopher Nolan's recent interpretations, this is the best Batman movie out there. A harrowing origin story for how Bruce Wayne became Batman… More
Manu Gino
The Dark Knight fights to save Gotham city from its deadliest enemy. Good movie. It was entertaining and fun. Loved it! Batman, the costumed crime-fighter… More
Alex roy
As far as animated films are concerned, Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm is a film that has really stood out for me. I remember watching this one several times as a… More
Ken Stachnik
Way better than anything in the Burton/Schumacher series
Tsubaki Sanjuro
So far the best Batman movie, the only time they gave him an good love interest of a character, something the live action movies have never done right.
Eric Alvarez
Not a big release, but a great cartoon from the animated series. Watched it as a kid and i'll never forget it.