Batman

Batman

72%

Opening

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15% Rage Jul 11
21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

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90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

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Batman Reviews

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's an unforgivably flat ending for a movie of such astonishing contours. But its first two-thirds -- which should be called The Joker's Big Misadventure -- is probably the best film of the year.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The storytelling has weaknesses, but the characters are fascinating.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

April 10, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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The idea of doing a dark, neurotic, highly stylized and highly claustrophobic superproduction is an audacious and appealing one, but director Tim Burton has only made it halfway there.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2013
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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Is it interesting? Fitfully. Is it fun? Not much, Gotham City fans, not much.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 10, 2013
Variety Staff
Variety
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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
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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

Time Out
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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
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There are a lot of things wrong with Batman, but it still makes for decent entertainment in the fine tradition of the typical low-intelligence summer movie.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 27, 2001
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Dark, haunting and poetic

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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An exhilarating mix of cartoon lore (though not nearly enough for rabid Batpurists), screen presence (this is pretty much the Jack and Mike Show), psychological murkiness (though it could have used even more) and demented Gothic goofiness.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A triumph of design over story, style over substance - a great-looking movie with a plot you can't care much about.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
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