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Batman Returns Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine
December 3, 2013
Batman Returns, though, is full of grim, Dostoyevskian undertones, not to mention a multitude of bloody, violent scenes.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Odd and sad, but not exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 18, 2012
Batman was no longer torn from the pages of a funny book, but peeled off the bottom of a pair of Dr. Martens.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2007
More of the same, but nowhere near as good (funny, disturbing, obsessive) as the uneven original, revealing arrested development on every level.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Bigger, louder, more relentlessly action-packed than its predecessor, Batman Returns batters its audience into submission.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 28, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 21, 2008
O design de produção é inspirado e Keaton busca conferir peso dramático ao herói, mas o roteiro é pedestre e Pingüim jamais se torna um vilão interessante. Por outro lado, a sensualidade de Pfeiffer quase redime o filme. Quase.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Once again, Tim Burton ruins the Batman series with overly-campy crap. Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman is the only saving grace.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Fazio
Citysearch
September 16, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like a hyperactive 11-year-old, the director seems both uncomfortable with adult emotions and unable to focus on the overall portrait.
Derek Malcolm
Guardian
April 10, 2013
It's the kind of film which has great stills but never quite comes alive when it actually moves -- likely to win at the box-office quicker than it does in the mind.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2014
[Burton's] dark, melancholy vision is undeniably something to see, but it is a claustrophobic conception, not an expansive one, oppressive rather than exhilarating, and it strangles almost all the enjoyment out of this movie without half trying.

TV Guide
April 16, 2007
The fights and chases are incoherent and over-the-top, with the result being confusion rather than suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis King
Tulsa World
December 14, 2014
Director Tim Burton, apparently given a free hand to create a follow-up to the hugely successful 1989 Batman, marshals all his forces to create an elaborately melancholy ode to alienation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 10, 2013
DeVito and Pfeiffer make formidable foes and formidable fun.
Ed Grant
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
While the film offers plenty of exhilarating action and features one of the best acting trios of the decade, it still falls short of what moviegoers have come to expect from one of the biggest comic book icons of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
April 10, 2013
As in the first movie, Burton gives the material a luxurious masked-ball quality and a sly contemporary wit without violating the myth's low, cheesy comic-book origins.
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