The Lego Batman Movie Reviews

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April 5, 2017
Emotion can reside in the unlikeliest packages. But there's not a lot of it on show here. The animation, however, is terrific and fans of the original should love it.
March 29, 2017
What's missing is any trace of 1980s-style punk cynicism to underpin the pop playfulness; instead, there's a complacency which is death to humour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 10, 2017
It's the Bat-spoof we didn't know we needed and it gives Batman a chance to loosen up.
February 9, 2017
It is, ironically, easily the best Batman movie since Tim Burton's masterful 1992 sequel Batman Returns.
February 9, 2017
It may look like a children's movie, but it feels like it's aimed at Mommy and (more likely) Daddy.
February 9, 2017
Quite possibly the best Batman movie ever made, if not a close runner-up to "Batman Returns."
February 9, 2017
Why can't non-Lego movies be as funny, exciting and weirdly moving as this?
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.
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.
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.
February 9, 2017
The Lego Batman Movie is OK, but more than its wildly successful predecessor, well short of awesome.
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