Critics Consensus

An eerie, haunting spectacle, Batman succeeds as dark entertainment, even if Jack Nicholson's Joker too often overshadows the title character.



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Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crimefighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. And Batman is the movie, the all-out spectacular directed by Tim Burton, set to songs by Prince and a music score by Danny Elfman, and an Academy AwardO winner* for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (Anton Furst and Peter Young).

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Michael Keaton
as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Jack Nicholson
as The Joker/Jack Napier
Kim Basinger
as Vicki Vale
Robert Wuhl
as Alexander Knox
Pat Hingle
as Commissioner Gordon
Billy Dee Williams
as Harvey Dent
Jack Palance
as Carl Grissom
Jerry Hall
as Alicia
Tracey Walter
as Bob the Goon
John Sterland
as Accountant
Edwin Craig
as Rotelli
John Dair
as Ricorso
Joel Cutrara
as Crimelord 2
Vincent Wong
as Crimelord 1
Kate Harper
as Anchorwoman
Bruce McGuire
as Anchorman
Lachelle Carl
as TV Technician
Del Baker
as Napier Hood
Jazzer Jeyes
as Napier Hood
Wayne Michaels
as Napier Hood
Keith Edwards
as Reporter
Leon Herbert
as Reporter
Amir M. Korangy
as Wine Steward
Michael Balfour
as Scientist
David Baxt
as Dr. Wayne
Elliott Stein
as Man in Crowd
Dennis Lili
as Bob the Cartoonist
Paul Birchard
as Another Reporter
Richard Durden
as TV Director
Philip O'Brien
as Maitre d'
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