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Batman Forever Reviews

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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 6, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 3, 2012
Batman is transformed in to Flesh Gordon with a phallic bat mobile, Bat nipples and sexual chemistry with his young ward...
January 1, 2011
A flashy movie that's more like a video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 10, 2009
This is a film not designed to be the best piece of pop art it can possibly be, but calculated to draw the widest possible demographics in order to please WB's merchandising partners.
March 2, 2009
Batman Forever is louder and gaudier than Burton's films, so be prepared.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 23, 2007
Boring and near-unwatchable; its title sums it up with cruel accuracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 18, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
April 16, 2007
Joel Schumacher submits to the Wagnerian bombast with an overly busy surface, and the script by Lee and Janet Scott Batchler and Akiva Goldsman basically runs through the formula as if it's a checklist.
April 16, 2007
Mildly diverting, brainless fun that feels like a long trailer for a better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2007
As for Kilmer, he gamely steps into the dual Batman/Wayne role but can't get much traction, finding, as Michael Keaton had, that beyond a stern jaw there's not much to be done with it, since the suit does most of the work.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The second sequel to Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster makes its predecessors appear models of subtlety and coherence.
October 20, 2005
The film ultimately lacks genuine suspense, and Schumacher unwisely moves the film back towards the camp of the 1960s television series.
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