Batman Forever Reviews

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.
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.
August 16, 2017
It doesn't add up to much, but it's certainly entertaining.
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.
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
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.
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January 26, 2006
The second sequel to Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster makes its predecessors appear models of subtlety and coherence.
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 12, 2001
Batman Forever is in and out but wins in the end by staying true to its unbridled comic spirit.
February 13, 2001
This loud and boisterous comic book confidential is serviceable enough to satisfy.
January 1, 2000
Kilmer's good, not surprisingly, but he doesn't get to do a lot.
January 1, 2000
Bigger, battier and better.
January 1, 2000
Carrey lights up an otherwise over-scripted, over-frenetic potboiler.
January 1, 2000
A grand- scale effort that's more awe-inspiring than completely successful as entertainment.
January 1, 2000
It's lighter, brighter, funnier, faster-paced, and a whole lot more colorful than before.
January 1, 2000
I liked the look of the movie and Schumacher's general irreverence toward the material. But the great Batman movie still remains to be made.
January 1, 2000
Minds in neutral, zoning out on the eye candy.
January 1, 2000
The highs? Jim Carrey's Riddler, hands down.