Batman: The Movie

Critics Consensus

Batman: The Movie elevates camp to an art form -- and has a blast doing it, every gloriously tongue-in-cheek inch of the way.



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Tongue-in-cheek humor prevails in Batman, a witty homage to the Dynamic Duo's exaggerated exploits. The Caped Crusaders (Adam West and Burt Ward) are called in as a last resort when the criminal masterminds of the millennium team up to conquer Gotham City by turning the U.N. Security Council into dehydrated dust; among the villains are the Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and the Penguin (Burgess Meredith). The entire cast is excellent, particularly West and Ward, who distinguish themselves among a standout list with hilariously straight-faced performances. The film includes some truly memorable scenes, highlighted by a particularly tenacious shark with a vertical leap that would put Spud Webb to shame and a bomb on the waterfront with no place to explode (nuns, infants and lovebirds beware!). ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi


Adam West
as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt Ward
as Dick Grayson/Robin
Lee Meriwether
as The Catwoman/Comrade Kitanya `Kitka' Irenya Tantanya Karensk
Burgess Meredith
as The Penguin
Cesar Romero
as The Joker
Frank Gorshin
as The Riddler
Neil Hamilton
as Commissioner Gordon
Madge Blake
as Aunt Harriet Cooper
Stafford Repp
as Chief O'Hara
Reginald Denny
as Cmdr. Schmidlapp
Milton Frome
as Vice Adm. Fangschliester
Gil Perkins
as Bluebeard
Wolfe Barzell
as Israeli Delegate
Albert Carrier
as French Delegate
George Cisar
as Rumpot in Window
Jack La Lanne
as Jack LaLanne
Maurice Dallimore
as United Kingdom Delegate
Harry De Vere
as White-Haired Policeman in Office
Gregory Gaye
as Soviet Delegate
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Critic Reviews for Batman: The Movie

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Audience Reviews for Batman: The Movie

  • Nov 10, 2016
    I dare you to find a more camp movie and if you do please don't let me know as I don't think I could handle it, The movie is just pure silliness as the opening scene Batman gets bitten by a shark that tries to rip his leg off but luckily Batman has his Shark replant spray..... And it only gets more camper with anti penguin gas pills, Also when the world's leaders get turned into dust then accidentally mixed up so Batman has his dust separator machine to save the day, Terrible acting, Effects and plot but it's loyal to the TV show which came out 34 years before I was born so I'm only basing this as a film on its own having only seen a few 60's episodes so maybe to some it will be better but I can guarantee it's one Batman film your kids won't want to watch but hey at least there wasn't any dancing scenes.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Only movie made with the cast of the old, campy Batman show from the 1960s. Highlight of the movie? Maybe the foam shark hanging off of Batman's leg that he gets rid of with handy "Shark Repellent" aerosol can. The camp is definitely there as it was in the TV show and the film is great with not taking itself too seriously.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2014
    The silliness is almost unbearable. Almost.
    vieras e Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2012
    This is cheesiest movie I've seen in my entire life. Yes, I know, it's supposed to be cheesy, but that doesn't make it good. The acting is atrocious, the script is loony, the plot is stupid, and the characters are boring. A faithful adaptation of a really cheesy show. Too faithful, in fact.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer

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