Catwoman

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    Liquidated after discovering a corporate conspiracy, mild-mannered graphic artist Patience Phillips washes up on an island, where she's resurrected and endowed with the prowess of a cat -- and she's eager to use her new skills ... as a vigilante. Before you can say "cat and mouse," handsome gumshoe Tom Lone is on her tail.

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

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    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.

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    Another hundred million dollars down the drain.

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

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    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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    Obviously, no one involved in this disaster cares anything at all about Catwoman.

    1/4
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    When is a cat a dog? When it's Catwoman.

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    The kind of movie that almost guarantees the loss of a few I.Q. points.

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    This is barely a film -- it's more like a music video-slash- TV-commercial- slash-computer game.

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    Instead of basking in the considerable charms Berry has to offer, the director, Pitof ... treats them like accessories to the picture's flashy, senseless cutting and overused special effects.

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    Catwoman is dragged down by a paper-thin story, the predictable number of fight scenes executed at equally predictable intervals and stock, unmemorable characters.

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    Get out the kitty litter.

    1/5
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    Most respectable comic-book plots rely on a genius scientist gone insane, an alien invader or the like as villainous foil. In Catwoman, the bad guy is a cosmetics company.

    1/4
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    An odd, idiosyncratic movie -- dark in look and dark in spirit -- that plays as a kind of pop culture investigation into the meaning of feminism and the options open to women in the modern world.

    3/4
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    Arguably the worst superhero film ever made.

    1/5
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    A clawless cross-breed of comic book movie cliches.

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    Catwoman doesn't belong on the big screen. It belongs in the litter box or to be scraped off the bottom of our shoes as we head quickly for another theater.

    1/4
    Name user

    Catwoman is fully as terrible as you guessed it might be.

    D
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    Catwoman isn't really bad enough to be one of those awful movies we can't resist, nor is it incompetent enough to be the female Daredevil.

    3/4
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    Over-the-top and mostly preposterous, Catwoman just might be the Mommie Dearest of comic-book-based movies.

    D+
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    [A] laughable disaster.

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    Watching [Halle Berry] run around in that getup I felt embarrassed, the way I do for people who put on makeup before climbing a StairMaster -- it's too much.

    Name user

    This wretched film is nothing but an excuse to show [Halle Berry] wearing that skimpy leather suit.

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    Every odorous frame before and after [the 'outfit'] can be safely consigned to the litter box.

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    Tired and dated.

    1/4
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    As for the story, which details how meek, gentle Patience Philips (Berry) came to be Catwoman, met a sexy detective (Benjamin Bratt) and defeated a skin cream empire, it goes down (and comes back up) like a hairball.

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    Plays like a Lifetime movie on estrogen overdose, barely held together by a script that should have been tossed out with the kitty litter.

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    The screenplay is flat and predictable, and bad dialogue prevails.

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    Another phony story of female empowerment.

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    The stench of the litter pan is all over this big-screen $90 million disaster-in-waiting.

    1/4
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    If things begin to go south for the actress careerwise, Berry can use Catwoman as an audition reel to land a part in a road company of Cats.

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    The movie suffers from the opposite of a syndrome affecting most comic-book spin-offs.

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    Not everybody will be able to swallow its heady romanticism, yet its French director, Pitof, has brought sophistication to a comic book sensibility.

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    You'd never know Berry is an Oscar-winning actress -- her performance as Patience is downright amateurish.

    C-
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    Seems destined to join Showgirls and its ilk as a fast-starting and even faster-fading theatrical release that could enjoy an afterlife as a midnight movie and video/DVD item where viewers supply alternate dialogue.

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    Any way you look at it, Catwoman disappoints.

    D+
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    The Showgirls of superhero movies.

    1/4
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    Campy, smart-and-dumb fun.

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    A purr-fectly ridiculous and boring cat-astrophe.

    1/4
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    A movie needs more than a few sexual innuendos and throaty purrs to keep us from taking a catnap.

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    It's not even campy enough for a good laugh.

    D-
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    Directed by a Frenchman with the single, not uncatlike name of Pitof, Catwoman is a howlingly silly, moderately diverting exercise in high, pointless style.

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    Despite its feline pretensions, Catwoman belongs to another animal family -- it's either a dog or a turkey. Take your pick.

    1/4
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    Spayed and declawed update of the oft-told DC Comics tale.

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    Most of the movie has the cruddy lighting and generic, death-by-franchise atmosphere of a third-rate spectacle that's been worked over by too many hacks.

    B-
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    This plodding, by-the-numbers superhero flick has all the feline grace of a walleyed mastiff.

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