Catwoman

Catwoman

Pitof (2004)

99min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

A graphic designer working for a cosmetics firm discovers her employer's products are lethal - and is promptly murdered for her trouble. However, she is given a chance to avenge herself when a goddess in feline form breathes new life into her body and endows her with the strength and agility of a cat. Superhero adventure, starring Halle Berry, Sharon Stone and Benjamin Bratt.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Pitof
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Other Information

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

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