Theatrical Release: July 23, 2004
DVD Release: June 7, 2005


In this action film, Patience Philips (Halle Berry) is a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a world-renowned cosmetics company. Company president George Hedare (Lambert Wilson) prepares to unveil a fountain-of-youth product, called “Beau-leen,” which his top model and wife Laurel Hedare (Sharon Stone) helped develop. Patience comes upon information that the new anti-aging product is not all that it appears to be, and those with much to lose determine to eliminate her. Through a strange event, Patience is bestowed with cat powers. As she becomes acquainted with her newfound abilities as Catwoman, she seeks to expose the Hedare’s secret. Officer Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt) thinks that Patience is the cat’s meow and is drawn into this catfight as he seeks to find the truth and administer justice. The suspense builds as the film raises this question: Will Catwoman land on her feet?

Dove Review

Patience’s co-worker Sally (Alex Borstein) is a lustful lady on a mission to find a man for herself and for Patience. Pushing Patience into a relationship with Officer Lone, she encourages Patience to give him some “brown sugar.” Once Patience becomes Catwoman, she is much more uninhibited and dons a tight leather outfit that reveals her belly and cleavage. After her transformation, Patience struggles to be “good” with her catlike cravings. Eying a beautiful Egyptian necklace at a jewelry store, she impulsively steals it and later steals a motorcycle and a car. These unfortunate events disqualify her for “superhero of the year,” but deep down she desires justice. Someone rightfully asks Catwoman, “What are you? Hero, thief or freak?” Parents should use caution in determining whether they want their family to see this film. The negative elements listed are not enough to prevent “Catwoman” from receiving the Dove Seal, but the film is on the line – just not quite over it. Please use caution.

Content Description

Sex: Some scenes with some implied sex.
Language: There are some crude and obscene words.
Violence: The violence is stylized with not much blood.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Halle Berry wears very tight revealing leather outfits.
Other: Egyptian mythology about their worship of cats is a theme that runs through the film and a "spirit transfer" occurs between a cat and a person.


Company: Warner Brothers
Genre: Action
Runtime: 87 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Movie Morality Ministries - Brian Hughes