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The Lego Batman Movie (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise's winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny -- and beautifully animated -- family-friendly mayhem.

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In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO (R) Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure: "The LEGO (R) Batman Movie." But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Will Arnett
as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Michael Cera
as Robin/Dick Grayson
Rosario Dawson
as Batgirl/ Barbara Gordon
Ralph Fiennes
as Alfred Pennyworth
Mariah Carey
as Mayor McCaskill
Jenny Slate
as Harley Quinn
as 'Puter
Conan O'Brien
as The Riddler
Zoë Kravitz
as Catwoman
Kate Micucci
as Clayface
Riki Lindhome
as Poison Ivy
Eddie Izzard
as Voldemort
Seth Green
as King Kong
Ellie Kemper
as Phyllis
Jonah Hill
as Green Lantern
Adam DeVine
as The Flash
Hector Elizondo
as Jim Gordon
Lauren White
as Chief O'Hara
David Burrows
as Anchorman Phil
Laura Kightlinger
as Reporter Pippa
Brent Musberger
as Reporter #1
Ralph Garman
as Reporter #2
Chris Hardwick
as Reporter #3
Todd Hansen
as Captain Dale
Chris McKay
as Pilot Bill
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Critic Reviews for The Lego Batman Movie

All Critics (246) | Top Critics (51)

The Lego Batman Movie works precisely because it knows audiences are sick of its hero. It's a reassessment, an intervention, an effort to try and remember what's fun about him.

February 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The sequel of sorts... is not quite as good, but at its best, it has the same whiplash wit and inspired freneticism.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The thing about a sequel or a spinoff, even a mostly fun one like The LEGO Batman Movie, is that it's hard to recreate enthusiasm and inventiveness. What was once new is now, already, routine.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Overall, The Lego Batman Movie offers enough action and silliness to enthrall children while providing sufficient pop culture and Batman-through-the-years references to keep adults entertained.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Basically, it's a standard-issue Batman narrative - arguably better than 50 per cent of history's other Batman films - that just happens to take place in a Lego-fied world.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's the Bat-spoof we didn't know we needed and it gives Batman a chance to loosen up.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lego Batman Movie


Not as clever and neatly written as the original Lego Movie, but retains the same style of charm, humor and animation that made it great. The drama and emotion portrayed was all overly contrive though, it's just too mechanically written to make ends meet for Batman's character progression. This wouldn't be such a glaring fault if it were not pivotal to the story's plot. I hope this isn't an example of Lego movies to come, there are signs of lazy, formulaic production that squander the creative genius of the original. Without these comparisons Lego Batman is certainly acceptable family entertainment, but where do we draw the line and accept that this franchise is aiming to be good, when it could be great?

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer


The Lego Batman Movie is first and foremost about the Caped Crusader. He's once again articulated by Will Arnett. His absurd rendition stands in stark contrast to the dark and brooding iterations of the cinematic adaptations since 1989. Nevertheless, his goofy performance ranks up there with the very best. It's a clever choice that his Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera voices Robin. The cast is spirited. Rosario Dawson is the new police commissioner, Barbara Gordon. Ralph Fiennes is Bruce Wayne's loyal butler. Zach Galifianakis is the Joker. Even Mariah Carey plays a character. The whole production is agreeable fun. If there's a quibble, it's that the story is merely a perfunctory excuse to make wisecracks. Even as the narrative sags in the 2nd half, the action continues to zoom forward in an increasingly eccentric fashion. It plays for 15 minutes too long. Still, there are enough left-field references and rapid-fire gags to entertain. In fact, it's tough to catch them all the first time around. I just might be willing to see it a second time.

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer


Chris McKay directs alone, or does he, in The Lego Batman Movie. The 100 minute story speeds on through at a frenetic pace, without a whole lot of character build up. Vehicles are built, the phantom zone gets emptied, and villains are unleashed throughout the streets of Lego Gotham. There is enough to go around for kids and adults alike, with a positive message to go along with it. The Lego concept of the film works well, delivering amusing CG and colorful pieces, leaving an eye candy galore of a picture. The voice work deserves some praise with Will Arnett pulling off his Batman voice the entire time. Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Zack Galifianakis round out the major characters. The Lego Batman Movie is a successful example of a Batman story. Don't forget the password.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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