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Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm Reviews

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Josh Larsen
July 30, 2016
A romantic, flashback-rich narrative distinguishes this feature-length animated effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2013
The violence is too realistic (though not terribly graphic) to qualify as cartoony escapism, yet the movie lacks the sophistication, vision or satirical edge to lay claim to any higher purpose. It's merely dark for dark's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 10, 2013
Fans of classical animation are hereby warned to steer clear of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, for it will put them in instant vapor-lock and there aren't enough ambulances available this time of year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 25, 2012
Among the boldest and most ambitious stories ever attempted in its franchise, and it is as acute, and compelling, and satisfyingly Batmanny as any of the Batman features, if not moreso.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
A spin-off of the semi-hit animated TV series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm goes even further into the roots of the bat-dude's particular pathologies.
May 18, 2008
Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 27, 2008
managed to soar above the theatrical Batman adaptation, and would remain the best Bat Movie to hit the big screens until Batman Begins shook things up in 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 2, 2008
One of the best movie versions of Batman ever
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Leonard Klady
April 16, 2007
While the script and pedigree of actors are commendable, the craft level is too close to the small-screen offering to get audiences into theaters.

TV Guide
April 16, 2007
This absorbing adventure should resonate with those who take the notion of heroism seriously -- especially adolescent boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Empire Magazine
June 22, 2005
Heroic stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 15, 2005
Respects the character...and winningly combines personal drama and clever themes with intrigue and action to tell a story in keeping with Batman's classic comic adventures.
| Original Score: 3/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 27, 2004
Excellent, highly stylized animation.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 25, 2003
Really good animated movie. Full of action, excitement and character.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The actor's voices may suit animated television characters, but on a large screen Kevin Conroy's Batman, Mark Hamill's Joker, and Dana Delany's Andrea sound flat and one-dimensional.
| Original Score: 2/5
Widgett Walls
October 26, 2002
The best, most true-to-the-character adaptation of Batman for the big screen. Simply put: animation succeeded everywhere Burton and Schumacher failed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
They should've released this to theatres instead of "Batman and Robin"
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
Animated or not, this is the best Batman movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
IGN Movies
August 8, 2002
What the live action Batman films should be and could be if the Warner Brother execs could pull their heads out long enough to realize it. Frankly, the live action Bat-films are embarassing compared to this and the other animated films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Infinitely more entertaining than the last two live-action Batventures.
| Original Score: 4/5
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