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Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Sadly, it seems more care was taken with the jazzy ad campaign than with the movie itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Infinitely more entertaining than the last two live-action Batventures.
| 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
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
Animated or not, this is the best Batman movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Closer to the original comics than anything Joel Schumacher or even Tim Burton can throw at us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 18, 2008
Quintessential Batman and a quality cartoon.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 25, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
February 2, 2008
One of the best movie versions of Batman ever
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Larsen
July 30, 2016
A romantic, flashback-rich narrative distinguishes this feature-length animated effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 27, 2004
Excellent, highly stylized animation.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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