42% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
41% If I Stay Aug 22
19% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
15% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
32% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
86% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

33% BoJack Horseman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Batman Reviews

Page 2 of 4

Supposedly a superhero movie for grown-ups, this is actually a pretentious farrago.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 7, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

It was, however, easily the biggest box-office hit of 1989, and one of the highest grossing films in history, a testament more to its massive marketing campaign than to its quality.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

April 16, 2007
Variety Staff
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Director Tim Burton effectively echoes the visual style of the original Bob Kane comics while conjuring up a nightmarish world of his own.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 16, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The conceptual side of the movie--two rather sick two-sided antagonists having it out in a black and sordid context -- lingers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 16, 2007
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Wow. I can't believe how little I enjoyed about this movie after all of these years of NOT having seen it.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 5/10

June 2, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Burton brings back film noir elements to the new Batman, elevating it to a dark, demented opera.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006

Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

In the end, one's reaction to Burton's blockbuster is little more than that of the Joker to Batman: 'Where did he get those wonderful toys?'

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine

The movie that gave birth to the summer blockbuster remains impressive.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2005
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The story is a mess… Scenes and lines of dialogue make no sense… Keaton makes hardly any impression in the role, in or out of the mask.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: C

October 17, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the yardstick by which all subsequent Batman movies are measured.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

October 11, 2005
James Brundage

A cynical cinematic masterpiece.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

August 9, 2005
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Despite a handful of good minor performances -- Michael Gough is the definitive Alfred -- and despite some striking bits of music from Prince, it really has nothing of its own to offer.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2005
David Medsker

That Nicholson could make this homicidal maniac so sympathetic is a testament to his performance.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson

As a movie spectacle, it delivered. As Batman, got a lot of things wrong.

Full Review Source:

June 27, 2005
Scott Weinberg

Uneven in tone, but Keaton's great and the movie just looks like a million bucks.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2005
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Despite its failings...a hugely influential movie with literally towering design, mordant wit, and a hall-of-fame performance by Jack Nicholson.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 17, 2005
Dragan Antulov

[It] provides two hours of more than solid entertainment.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

May 20, 2004
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A dark reinvention of the Batman legend; the only offkey piece is Jack Nicholson's way over the top performance.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 12, 2003
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star

Good kind of reeks of the '80s now, but it's still dark fun.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 14, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Bring back Adam West.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 7, 2003
Page 2 of 4
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile