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Catwoman Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    27

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Hisses for Catwoman. Unfortunately for Oscar winner Halle Berry, this movie belongs in the litter box.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Qualifies as top-grade catnip for connoisseurs of trashy camp.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    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.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

This movie is kitty litter.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that despite the lack of profanity and nudity, Catwoman will scare younger viewers with its dark feel, peril and adult themes. There is a pervasive sensuality to all scenes featuring Catwoman and there is a scene of implied sex as well as references to adultery. Several characters die and there are numerous scenes of peril, including a child trapped on a broken ferris wheel. Anyone who has seen the ads featuring the very suggestive leather suit and whip that that the protagonist wears will be aware of the "fantasy" element of Catwoman's character.

  • Families can talk about the twin-nature theme that runs throughout the movie. Why might many comic book characters, including Catwoman, have such strong dichotomous characters? What does this mean about their ability to express their "true selves" in their ordinary lives? Ophelia discusses seemingly contradictory traits that she describes as female, yet she herself does not seem to wear a mask. How might Ophelia and other characters express themselves fully without splitting their personalities so dramatically? Why did they pick the name "Ophelia," associated with Hamlet's tragic love?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic book/action violence, peril, robbery, psychological spousal abuse, murder

  • sex false3

    Sex: Lots of sexuality, implied sex, reference to adultery.

  • language false0

    Language: Mild.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink, beauty product is addictive.

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