Batman Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2011
Stylish, violent, and often dull Batman adventure.
July 7, 2010
A dark and refreshing interpretation of one of comic kingdom's most beloved characters, Batman successfully wiped away the memory of the camp 1960s television show and proved that comic book movies can be highly entertaining viewing.
August 26, 2009
The element of surprise appears in every frame of this motion picture, creating a rich sense of joy and mystery that seems to befuddle Burton and his primitive instincts.
July 24, 2009
...Batman hasn't gone totally stale.
May 11, 2009
...this one provided all the right ingredients its fans had always hoped for. (20th Anniversary Blu-ray Book)
July 5, 2008
Visually arresting but dramatically undernourished, the film suffers from bland characterization (particularly by Basinger's Vicki and the other "good" crime fighters) and is ultimately saved by Jack Nicholson's bravura turn as the diabolical Joker.
June 5, 2008
A void of underdeveloped style and halfhearted execution.
May 7, 2008
Supposedly a superhero movie for grown-ups, this is actually a pretentious farrago.
April 21, 2007
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.
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.
May 26, 2006
Burton brings back film noir elements to the new Batman, elevating it to a dark, demented opera.
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?'
January 9, 2006
December 22, 2005
We can finally look back on these films and give them their due without undue feelings of frustration getting too much in the way...
December 6, 2005
November 3, 2005
The movie that gave birth to the summer blockbuster remains impressive.
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