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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.
April 16, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2007
Director Tim Burton effectively echoes the visual style of the original Bob Kane comics while conjuring up a nightmarish world of his own.
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.
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
May 26, 2006
Burton brings back film noir elements to the new Batman, elevating it to a dark, demented opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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?'
November 3, 2005
The movie that gave birth to the summer blockbuster remains impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 11, 2005
...the yardstick by which all subsequent Batman movies are measured.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 9, 2005
A cynical cinematic masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
July 5, 2005
That Nicholson could make this homicidal maniac so sympathetic is a testament to his performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2005
As a movie spectacle, it delivered. As Batman, well...it got a lot of things wrong.
April 6, 2005
Uneven in tone, but Keaton's great and the movie just looks like a million bucks.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2005
Despite its failings...a hugely influential movie with literally towering design, mordant wit, and a hall-of-fame performance by Jack Nicholson.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2004
[It] provides two hours of more than solid entertainment.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
October 12, 2003
A dark reinvention of the Batman legend; the only offkey piece is Jack Nicholson's way over the top performance.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2003
Good film...it kind of reeks of the '80s now, but it's still dark fun.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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