Catwoman

  • 12
  • Pitof (2004)
  • US / Aus
  • 99 min
Catwoman
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Director Pitof's lame fantasy action adventure is a spin-off from the Batman franchise in name only. Selina Kyle, the part-kitty character memorably played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, is here dropped in favour of a new creation. Halle Berry is unconvincing as scatty artist Patience Phillips, who's revived by a mystical cat after being murdered to become the eponymous, ultra-confident feline superheroine - a sometime jewel thief and righter of wrongs. Using her new-found skills, Phillips sets about uncovering a plot to flood the world with a toxic face cream, a scheme fronted by Sharon Stone, who's excellent as a model-gone-bad. What ought to be something for everyone turns into something for hardly anyone, as a romantic subplot involving sexy policeman Benjamin Bratt serves only to muddy the main story. Poor special effects (with weak echoes of better superhero outings such as Spider-Man) and an uneven central performance contribute to what was one of the flop blockbusters of 2004.

Plot Summary

Fantasy action adventure spin-off from the Batman franchise, starring Halle Berry as scatty artist Patience Phillips. Following her own murder, Patience is revived by a mystical cat and becomes confident feline superheroine Catwoman, part jewel thief and part crusader for justice.

Cast and crew

Cast

Patience Phillips / Catwoman
Halle Berry
Tom Lone
Benjamin Bratt
George Hedare
Lambert Wilson
Ophelia Powers
Frances Conroy
Laurel Hedare
Sharon Stone
Sally
Alex Borstein
Graphologist
John Cassini
Forensics cop
Michael Daingerfield
Armando
Michael Massee

Crew

Director
Pitof

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Edited for violence
Available on video and DVD
Released 13 Aug 2004
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama