For a certain segment of the population, the vision of Halle Berry in shredded skin-tight leather is reason enough to see Catwoman. As Patience Philips, Berry plays a mousy graphic designer for a cosmetics company who lear... more »ns a little too much about her employer's new beauty cream and gets flushed down a waste-disposal pipe. A supernatural cat brings Patience back to life and brings up a new persona from the depths of her psyche; soon she's bounding around fire escapes, cracking a whip, and getting framed for a couple of murders by a villainous ex-supermodel (Sharon Stone, Total Recall, Basic Instinct). If you're hoping for a Catwoman with bite, this is not your movie--this Catwoman rescues children from malfunctioning ferris wheels and apologizes for stealing jewels. The movie's script and visual style are as fresh as used kitty litter. Also featuring Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality), and Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under). --Bret Fetzer« less
Genres:Action & Adventure Sub-Genres:Crime, Superheroes Studio:Warner Home Video Format:DVD - Full Screen DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 1hr 44min Screens: Full Screen Number of Discs: 2 SwapaDVD Credits: 2 Total Copies: 1 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Languages:English See Also:
I went into this movie as a not expecting much - but hoping to be entertained and I was. The movie was bright, colorful and camp as Christmas.
Like the other reviewers said - it has nothing to do with the comic lore - but if you can get past that and want to see a cheesy super "hero" movie - then go for it.
I had a good time and sometimes that's all you want from a movie."
Yet another abuse of a licensed character
Kristopher G. Williams | Memphis, TN USA | 05/23/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What is worse than Joel Schumacher dooming the Batman movie series? Yet another movie "based" on Batman comics in which all those involve refuse to read a single comic book. At least Artisan and New Line paged through some comic lore before making movies based on Marvel characters. How can they expect a movie called Catwoman, without Selena Kyle, not set in Gotham, and no sign of any Batman character whatsoever, to do anything but BOMB?!! This halfhearted attempt to ressurect the Batman series can only fail because the plot and characters have absolutely nothing to do with the Batman series!! I had hoped with success of Spider-Man and X-Men (movies in which characters were researched) this kind of abuse of character licenses was a thing of the past. Apparently I was wrong. WB stick with Justice League & Batman Beyond. PLEASE!!"
Better than its reputation
Ben Dover | 04/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It was a good, entertaining comic-book movie. Maybe comic-book flicks are supposed to be really deep nowadays, but this definitely isn't. It is entertaining and silly, though. It didn't deserve to get raked over the coals - its actually not bad."
Kate Frost | 10/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, being a die-hard comic book fan, I was most unhappy when I found out that Catwoman's origin, name, and special abilities were being re-written to fit into a new movie starring Halle Berry. Boo! I was definitely not planning on seeing it... but I got two free tickets when I bought the Batman Animated Series and the Challenge of the Super Friends series on DVD.... so I took a friend with me on a rainy day to see the movie, not expecting much. However, when you have low expectations, you find yourself less disappointed, and vice versa (I went into Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow expecting great things and felt let down.) I found Catwoman a rather enjoyable movie, especially for free :) I put all my prejudices aside and decided to take it for what it was: an entertaining super-being (seeing as how shes neither a hero nor villain) romp that ended up being really fun to watch. And watching Halle Berry roam around in that cat costume gave me motivation to work out and get my abs as tight as hers! It's no Spider-Man, and definitely no Kill Bill, but it was good nonetheless."
Who Can See in the Dark?
kgInSD | 02/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably one of the classiest pulp films of recent. I think it got a bad rap from the film industry for ignoring the Batman tie-in. It's an extremely enjoyable movie ride. It has all the elements of revenge, love, regret, etc. (and for love movies I like "la 'Alante", so I am no rube). Go for it & you will enjoy it, as we do occasionally. It's a shame that the "critic industry" would deprive anyone of the enjoyment this film has to offer."