Catwoman (2004)

Patience Philips is a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 23, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Halle Berry is the lone bright spot, but even she can't save this laughable action thriller.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The screenplay's a hodgepodge of witchcraft, ancient Egyptian lore, pulp feminism, and a dash of S&M.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Relentlessly gaudy and in love with its PG-13 approximation of kink, Catwoman is essentially an excuse to pose Berry in ever-skimpier outfits. It's all too pre-fab to register as sexy, though, and even the fight scenes look like fashion shoots.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

If you want to see a real Catwoman, check out Michelle Pfeiffer's turn in Batman Returns, but whatever you do, leave this kitty cat in the alley where it belongs.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Catwoman's director, a visual-effects specialist named Pitof, is not contained by the rules of filmmaking. Scenes that make sense? Nonsense. Characters with inner lives? Utterly passe.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

A soulless amalgamation of quick edits, computer images and swooping, nausea-inducing dolly shots.

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Megan Spencer
Triple J

Its over-edited style smacks of panic, the CGI cat woman is plainly not real, and the broadside it fires at the beauty industry is only limp at best.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Another hundred million dollars down the drain.

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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out

You're left with flashes of mis-spent promise: the feline mysticism; the cosmetics-industry intrigue; the idea of electrocuting Lambert Wilson's unctious corporate cad.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It's painful.

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Lucas Martins
This awful mess is one of the funniest things I ever watched!
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Nate Zoebl
Halle Berry has not exactly followed up her 2001 Best Actress Oscar with wise choices. There was a starring role in a James Bond movie, Die Another Day, but she… More
Tyler Robertson
Ok, I'm aware that this is not the Catwoman we want to see since it's close to July 20th. However, I just re-watched the film so as to know about the… More
Phil Hubbs
A spin off about Catwoman that would follow on from the heavily gothic Burton Batman sequel, or so we all thought. Everything seemed good to go, Pfeiffer was… More
Everett Johnson
I love comic book adaptation movies, but there has to be one that is worse than them all, and "Catwoman" is it. Halle Berry may be hot, but that… More