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Batman & Robin Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 18, 2014
Of all modern Batmans, George Clooney bears the closest physical resemblance to the comic-book hero, but there isn't much to say about his performance because there isn't much performance to discuss.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2014
The movie has its entertaining flashes, but there's too much bat-jive and bat-hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
June 18, 2014
In terms of new twists or narrative momentum. Poison Ivy, the sinuous villainess, is the only relief from the onslaught of spoofy humor, special effects and meaningless comic book mayhem.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 18, 2014
[A] loud, long and pointless spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 18, 2014
Batman & Robin won't kill the popular series, but it ought to slow it down a tad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
June 18, 2014
There's plenty to look at but nothing to feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 18, 2014
The fourth installment of the lucrative Batman series is the weakest yet, but anyone not expecting that after 1995's Batman Forever will probably be too dazed by all the bright lights in the theater lobby to notice anyway.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 18, 2014
Fourth time's not the charm in this rambling sequel, which gets off to a roaring start, then quite literally crashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2014
A sniggering, exhausting, overproduced extravaganza that has virtually all of the humanity pounded out of it in the name of an endless parade of stunt sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Ansen
Newsweek
June 18, 2014
Noisy, campy, overproduced, it's abdicated all solemnity in pursuit of a boom-kaboom videogame esthetic.
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Peter Rainer
New Times
June 18, 2014
Bring earplugs to Batman & Robin. A pair of noseplugs wouldn't hurt, either.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2010
By now, the dispatching of various comic-book meanies is the least satisfying part of the deal, no matter how many disco scenes or gizmos are thrown onto the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2007
Loud, uninspired, and interminable.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 16, 2007
The villains, Arnold Schwarzenegger and especially Uma Thurman in this instance, remain the highlights here, as the rest of the gargantuan production lacks the dash and excitement that would have given the franchise a boost in its eighth year.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The fourth Bat-flick finds this juvenile franchise running on empty.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 15, 2002
Campy costumes can't disguise the incoherent plot, confused performances and lame script that send this star vehicle spiralling downward.
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
[Schumacher's] storytelling is limp, and the characters lack energy.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 24, 2001
George Clooney is the big zero of the film, and should go down in history as the George Lazenby of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 24, 2001
If you like 'em busy, this sequel is for you.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
July 24, 2001
Some nifty celestial surfing and a good finale compensate for a dead midsection.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
July 24, 2001
Apart from its eye-appeal, though, Batman & Robin is a virtually joyless exercise, a lumbering saga of a city under assault on two fronts.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Alex Ross
Slate
July 24, 2001
This indiscriminate racket, more than anything, sent me out into Times Square with the feeling of having been roughed up. The area hasn't changed so much after all.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2001
The film's look is all that money can buy, and, as always with blockbuster wannabes like this, it's a shame that money can't buy even more.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 24, 2001
Like a wounded yeti, Batman & Robin drags itself through icicle-heavy sets, dry-ice fog and choking jungle vines, before dying in a frozen heap.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 24, 2001
Wonderful to look at, and has nothing authentic at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robin Dougherty
Salon.com
July 24, 2001
Holy creative breakdown, Batman!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 24, 2001
Pointless, plodding plotting; asinine action; clueless, comatose characterization; and dumb dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
July 24, 2001
As played by Uma Thurman, Poison Ivy is perfect, flaunting great looks, a mocking attitude and madly flamboyant disguises.