Batman Forever Reviews

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April 16, 2007
Mildly diverting, brainless fun that feels like a long trailer for a better film.
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.
July 5, 2005
Takes two giant steps backward.
June 27, 2005
Kilmer's appeal in the role may be partially due to the fact that his actual public persona resembles Bruce Wayne more closely than that of any other Bat-thespian.
January 20, 2005
The fatuousness of that title sums up Schumacher's approach. The director allows his few scrupulous choices to be overwhelmed by garish vaudeville.
April 14, 2004
March 19, 2004
February 24, 2004
January 13, 2004
Pluses: Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey as Two-Face and the Riddler, respectively; and the stunning production design.
July 16, 2003
Otherwise known as, 'when Schumacher goes and wrecks a good thing.'
May 20, 2003
The film recovers from that initial confusion to get stronger as it goes along, and to shape up as a free-form playground for its various masquerading stars.
May 14, 2003
March 23, 2003
It'll pass the time, but it won't fire your imagination.
March 21, 2003
Schumaker proves that someone CAN make a Batman movie even worse than Burton. Val Kilmer's portrayal of the Dark Knight is stilted and lifeless.
February 19, 2003
The best Batman ever. James Carrey IS the Riddler.
February 2, 2003
September 27, 2002
This would only appeal to die-hard fans of Batman. Then again, it might make die-hard fans cry.
September 10, 2002
The script is pretty lame.
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