Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman is wrongly blamed for murdering high-ranking crime bosses and must track down the real killer in this revered DC comics film - an off-shoot from the classic '90s series Batman: The Animated Series.

Andrea Beaumont strolls back into town, rekindling an old romance with Bruce Wayne. At the same time, Batman is mistaken for a masked vigilante assassin who has begun systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery, while navigating his relationship with Andrea.

1993Rating: PG, Mild violence76 minsWarner Bros. Animation, DC Comics
ActionAdventureAnimated

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Though this spin-off from the excellent animated Batman TV series, was too dark to catch the audiences who flocked to The Lion King, it is certainly the best cartoon feature of 1993. Better-plotted than Tim Burton’s live action movies, this shares their semi-tragic characterisation of the schizo superhero and a love of the art deco gothic of Gotham City.

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IGN

IGN

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

This absorbing adventure should resonate with those who take the notion of heroism seriously -- especially adolescent boys.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The mask of the phantasm is the mask that Bruce Wayne puts on every day, and if he falls into the abyss, he risks a life like Andrea's: completely alone.

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