Batman Forever Reviews
September 9, 2020
Everything that Burton established with the first two Batman films has been tossed out the window to make room for colorful neon lights and grossly comical character designs.
September 2, 2020
Nobody here is arguing that Batman Forever is the best version of the character, but it's always delivered with a knowing nod and a careful hand.
March 8, 2020
Even if it all devolves into a nonsensical confection by its final act, it is, as Roger Ebert brilliantly tagged it, "great bubblegum for the eyes". Worth a nostalgic re-tread
October 17, 2019
I defy you to find any DC movie that has as much fun existing as BATMAN FOREVER does. I wish we had seen Kilmer return to don the mantle of the Bat at least one more time, but I will enjoy the one we got.
June 7, 2019
There isn't any fun to be found in watching Batman Forever.
May 17, 2019
The whole thing is just that little bit wackier, perhaps closer to the 60s TV version - although Two-Face's burns are nastier than that show would have permitted.
April 15, 2019
We get lots of shouting, lame action and Nicole Kidman spouting 90s era pop psychology.
March 30, 2019
Directed by Joel Schumacher with occasional gestures toward social commentary, and enough spectacle to mask the movie's deep-down emptiness.
January 5, 2018
Batman Forever is a visual tour de force, a knock-your-eyes-out effort. But it overdoes, overkills. And what starts out exhilarating ends up...exhausting.
December 7, 2017
It's nice that The Third Man should provide a model for The Third Batman, but a pity Batman doesn't have Graham Greene's narrative drive.
August 16, 2017
It doesn't add up to much, but it's certainly entertaining.
October 4, 2012
As for Two-Face, my favorite Batman baddie on the printed page, Tommy Lee Jones makes a complete mockery of the character with a broad performance that's difficult to stomach.
July 19, 2012
The gulf between the dark universe Burton's film set up and the tremendously silly camp world that [Batman Forever was] hunting for was too great to hybridise the two.
July 3, 2012
Batman is transformed in to Flesh Gordon with a phallic bat mobile, Bat nipples and sexual chemistry with his young ward...
August 10, 2010
Under Joel Schumacher's helm, this third chapter is disappointing--despite a new Batman (the vain Val Kilmer), new femme, new villains and characters, new costumes and even new Batmobile.
July 16, 2010
Die-hard Batman fans will be even more disappointed with this than they were with Burton's version.
July 16, 2010
Schumacher's spin on the black-suited vigilante is as flawed as it is brilliant, as messy as it is impressive. A bit of a two-face really.
July 6, 2010
By now, Jim Carrey is doing sarcastic takes on his own sarcasm, and there's something funny and a little scary in that.