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The Lego Batman Movie Reviews

February 15, 2017
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 10, 2017
The sequel of sorts... is not quite as good, but at its best, it has the same whiplash wit and inspired freneticism.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 10, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 10, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2017
It's the Bat-spoof we didn't know we needed and it gives Batman a chance to loosen up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 9, 2017
It may look like a children's movie, but it feels like it's aimed at Mommy and (more likely) Daddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2017
Quite possibly the best Batman movie ever made, if not a close runner-up to "Batman Returns."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 9, 2017
An animated sendup of comic-book epics that vanquishes solemnity with the power of supersilliness.
Top Critic
February 9, 2017
Batman desperately needed to loosen up and have a good time, and the film throws a rager of a party around him.
February 9, 2017
A movie of endlessly hurtling momentum, this is Mad Max: Fury Road for five-year-olds, and not nearly as much fun as snapping those bricks together.
February 9, 2017
Might be the closest that the unfolding DC Universe gets to an actually enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2017
It's not the simplest thing to take a character as embedded in our culture as Batman and make wickedly irreverent fun of him while simultaneously paying tribute to his storied past and keeping him likable for the next round.
February 9, 2017
First-time director Chris McKay, late of the Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken, throws at the screen seemingly everything his committee of screenwriters scripted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2017
The movie slams the comedy pedal to the floor, racing through so many visual and verbal gags that it begs to be watched more than once.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie is OK, but more than its wildly successful predecessor, well short of awesome.
February 9, 2017
Using a pile of little plastic figures to represent franchise superheroes is a preposterous idea to start with, so why not double down and make it extra ridiculous?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2017
It soon becomes apparent that not everything is quite as awesome this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2017
Michael Keaton and Christian Bale are the best. George Clooney and Ben Affleck are among the worst. But Will Arnett is by far the funniest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2017
It's a story with heart, heady humor and action - parts that snap together, with a satisfying click, like, well, you know what.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 9, 2017
After that kick-ass opening, the picture devolves into an action-action-plot-action-plot-action monotone. Where have all the gags gone?
February 9, 2017
The LEGO Batman Movie avoids the trap of being just another cynical, watered-down retread.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 9, 2017
Many films open on a high and drop off, but you'll rarely see a plunge as vertiginous as the one in The Lego Batman Movie.
February 9, 2017
In its best moments, this gag-a-minute Bat-roast serves as a reminder that, in the right hands, a sharp comic scalpel can be an instrument of revelation as well as ridicule.
February 9, 2017
Bat-mythology has rarely been riffed on as comprehensively, or with such goofy randomness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie, animated with love and lunacy, is the funniest Caped Crusader movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2017
Lego Batman is a clear high point for modern movies based on DC Comics, and the rest of Warner Bros.' superhero slate should learn from it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 8, 2017
Will Arnett is the greatest Batman ever, and The LEGO Batman Movie may be the greatest Batman movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2017
Kids will enjoy the vivid colors and clever use of Lego shapes (the characters shake hands by interlocking their pieces), as well as the dialogue, which has the cheery, slapdash feel of having been written by extremely clever 12-year-olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2017
As far as commercials go, "The Lego Batman Movie" is just swell.
February 8, 2017
This is a movie that will be enjoyed heartily and repeatedly. Oh, and you'll be surprised at just how funny watching Batman wait on his microwave is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
February 8, 2017
This Batman is a synthesis who's synthetic three times over, cartoon lore begetting factory-stamped plastic begetting pixels -- the perfect mini-figurehead for a film that's truly post-human
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 8, 2017
I enjoyed it well enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2017
I'll take Lively Plastic Animation over Wooden Live Action any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2017
This thoughtful, funny deconstruction of comic-book movies is steeped in a deep affection for the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2017
The greatest disappointment is how much of the script seems to have been assembled from a kit by someone afraid to deviate from the instructions. In a sequel to The Lego Movie, that's not just a letdown, it's a betrayal.
February 8, 2017
Almost exactly a year [after Batman v Superman] comes "The Lego Batman Movie," set in a universe where everyone and everything is made of Legos. Guess which movie has more humanity, heart and entertainment value? Clue: It's not the one with an Affleck.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
February 7, 2017
Though this spinoff has less heart than "The Lego Movie," the nonstop pace and dazzling animation (once again by Animal Logic) should make it a crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie is less awesome than its predecessor, but it's a clever, well-paced, self-aware and completely satisfying kind of less awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2017
The LEGO Batman Movie is funnier than you might think it has any right to be. But those of us who were expecting something more can't help but feel a twinge of disappointment.
February 7, 2017
In rampaging through Batman mythologies like a child through a playroom, the movie makes an admirable attempt to reconcile kid-friendly adventures with the character's psychological pain.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2017
The not-so-Dark Knight returns in the joyously bonkers The Lego Batman Movie, and he's not only the hero we need right now but also the one we deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 6, 2017
What a treat "The LEGO Batman Movie" is. As they say in the first film (except this time for real): Everything is awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2017
Maybe Warner Bros. should make all their DC movies with Legos?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2017
The inept egomaniac is a time-honoured comedy archetype - think Jack Sparrow, Daffy Duck or Donald Trump - but thanks to razor-sharp writing this Batman is fresh and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2017
"The LEGO Batman Movie" takes the best thing about "The LEGO Movie" - Batman! - and makes him America's new action hero. Take that, Vin Diesel!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2017
Although there is still much to enjoy here, this DC Comics-fueled Lego adventure fails to clear the creative bar so energetically raised by co-directors and writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller back in 2014.
February 5, 2017
Your average Pixar comedy thumbs its nose at a great many things, but "The Lego Batman Movie" is a helter-skelter lampoon in the daftly exhilarating spirit of Mad magazine and the "Naked Gun" films.
February 4, 2017
Less a sequel to The Lego Movie than a big-screen, family-friendly version of Robot Chicken, The Lego Batman Movie gleefully parodies every mass-media iteration of its hero, from the serials to Super Friends and from Adam West to Ben Affleck.
February 4, 2017
2017's only good story about a self-obsessed cartoon billionaire who gets money from Steve Mnuchin.
Full Review | Original Score: B+