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Awesome: 5.77%
Worth A Look28.85%
Average: 23.08%
Pretty Bad: 19.23%
Total Crap: 23.08%

4 reviews, 28 user ratings

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by Chris Parry

"Makes me mad just thinking about it."
2 stars

This was a film that was eagerly awaited. All star cast, special effects that made each sub-villain something to behold and it was all coming from a much loved and respected and long running comic strip.. so why did it stink?

One word. Madonna.

If Warren Beatty had a brain in his head he would have realised that if you're going to rely on Madonna's star pull to get people in the audience, you're not going to get anyone above the age of 15 to attend. You might sell a lot of soundtrack CDs, but little else.

And if he had a brain he might have realised that focussing the entire movie not on the character it was named after, but rather a sub-sub-sub character was not going to please the purists.

And if he had an ounce of common sense he'd see that Madonna had hijacked this entire production, spent half the film singing or slutting and generally took what was going to be greatness and turned it into a music video.

Bah. Nothing more to say than bah.

Avoid it. You see the best bits in the trailer.

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User Comments

9/14/17 morris campbell nice 2 look at boring as hell 1 stars
5/26/13 Philip It bothers me that there aren't any memorable set-pieces in this film. 3 stars
1/10/10 Chad Dillon Cooper Hollywood Hostess twinkie BS cash in on Batman. 2 stars
4/13/09 Dane Youssef Beatty not only brings the strip to the screen. He puts us inside the strip. Just glorious. 5 stars
12/22/08 the dork knight Loud and annoying 3 stars
12/12/07 Big_E i thought it was pretty good not the best but good 4 stars
7/14/07 David Cohen Even my kids thought it was boring 2 stars
5/11/06 jonathon lebo its fun to watch thats the point for those who dont like it 4 stars
8/27/05 Samantha No redeeming qualities. 1 stars
6/03/04 Monster W. Kung Unwatchable, pathetic. 1 stars
11/29/03 john it never comes together but the design is remarkable 4 stars
4/06/03 Jack Sommersby Cold, slow, totally lacking in freshness and spontaneity. Only supporting perfs are good. 2 stars
3/02/03 ME A GOOD MOVIE 4 stars
10/16/02 Charles Tatum Madonna kills all the energy in every scene she pollutes 3 stars
8/13/02 1983 colorful, stylish fun. Pacino hams it up: Madonna is distractingly stiff. 4 stars
7/12/02 KMG Overblown, overhyped, overly early 90s piece of yellow shit 1 stars
10/15/01 Andrew Carden Excellent Setting Is Ruined By Bad Scripts. 3 stars
9/03/01 Butterbean Something for kids. It's pretty cool! 4 stars
8/29/01 Gary Madonna earns this film its only star. 1 stars
8/08/01 Mr. Hat Al Pacino is funny, but the rest is kinda messed up. 3 stars
8/02/01 KC Au Why was Madonna cast in this?!So many talent actors doing such poor work.Very disppointing 2 stars
4/25/01 *~Danielle*Ophelia~* (formerly KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi) Eh, it's okay. The villains are cool, Beatty is good, and Madonna is at worst inoffensive. 3 stars
3/28/01 Jesse L It might have had a chance at cult status if directed by Ed Wood 1 stars
11/14/00 The EVIL Penguin Lovely to look at 4 stars
4/27/00 Matt B. Wild One of the best movies ever made. 5 stars
12/18/99 Kim Pretty good. Madonna is suberb as Breathless and Beatty gives a subtle performance. 4 stars
2/12/99 mandy Madonna's scene-stealing is the best part. 5 stars
11/12/98 Lord Of The Dunce Worth seeing just for the awesomely made-up villains. A shame Madonna had to scene-steal. 4 stars
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