Batman Reviews

July 6, 2015
Batman is a stunning achievement, especially through the incredible and unique visualization of director Tim Burton.
April 10, 2013
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.
April 10, 2013
The storytelling has weaknesses, but the characters are fascinating.
April 10, 2013
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.
April 10, 2013
Is it interesting? Fitfully. Is it fun? Not much, Gotham City fans, not much.
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.
Top Critic
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?'
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.
March 27, 2001
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.