Batman Reviews

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 10, 2013
As Robin might have said of this semi-boondoggle: "Holy overkill!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A triumph of design over story, style over substance - a great-looking movie with a plot you can't care much about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Tim Burton is a genius when it comes to set design and atmosphere, but he can't film an action sequence to save his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
I guess I did not expect better, but I had hoped for it nonetheless.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2007
The conceptual side of the movie--two rather sick two-sided antagonists having it out in a black and sordid context -- lingers.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 1, 2012
While Keaton and Nicholson are dazzling in their roles, Burton never quite finds much to explore with Bruce Wayne, and that's wasted potential.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
June 5, 2008
A void of underdeveloped style and halfhearted execution.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 7, 2008
Supposedly a superhero movie for grown-ups, this is actually a pretentious farrago.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
July 25, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Overly dark, broody, and campy. A disservice to the classic TV show and the more serious comic series.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 7, 2003
Bring back Adam West.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 9, 2003
Gloomy and not particularly entertaining
| Original Score: 2/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 17, 2005
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 | Original Score: C
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A celebration of form over story
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 2, 2006
Wow. I can't believe how little I enjoyed about this movie after all of these years of NOT having seen it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The wit is all pictorial. The film meanders mindlessly from one image to the next, as does a comic book. It doesn't help that the title character remains such a wimp even when played by Michael Keaton.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Moriarty
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2013
Is it interesting? Fitfully. Is it fun? Not much, Gotham City fans, not much.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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?'
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
October 25, 2013
Nicholson's Joker is a villain worthy of a real superhero and Keaton's Batman gets to perform some cinematic superheroics of the first order.
Nate Yapp
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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