(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
San Francisco Chronicle
For Friday night this will do just fine. It's definitely a good matchup -- Stone's cynical bravado versus Berry's resilient spunkiness in a world-class cat fight.
67
Entertainment Weekly
I wouldn't call Catwoman incompetent, yet it has no visual grandeur, and very little surprise; you can tick off the story beats as if they'd been graphed.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
The result is not the train wreck one might anticipate from surfing the Net. The catfights, overacting and Berry's swagger in a skimpy, tight, leather outfit that would be right at home at a Hookers Ball make for campy fun.
40
Wall Street Journal
Qualifies as top-grade catnip for connoisseurs of trashy camp.
38
Hisses for Catwoman. Unfortunately for Oscar winner Halle Berry, this movie belongs in the litter box.
38
Watching [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.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
Catwoman, which talks about the "duality" inside all women (wild vs. docile, rapacious vs. cuddly), does have its guilty pleasures. Most of these come courtesy of ice queen Stone.
38
New York Daily News
A movie needs more than a few sexual innuendos and throaty purrs to keep us from taking a catnap. How about a strong story and credible characters?
38
Catwoman is a mess, there's really no other way to describe it... It doesn't work as high art, and it's too ponderous to be truly high camp. As a fashion shoot for the pin-up crowd, however, it's the cat's meow.
25
Not to be catty about it, but the stench of the litter pan is all over this big-screen $90 million disaster-in-waiting.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
The director, whose name is Pitof, was probably issued with two names at birth and would be wise to use the other one on his next project.

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