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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Batman

    2.8 stars. A competently compelling film but, unusually for Burton, rather dull to look at. 'Batman Forever' has a more enticing visual design for me personally than the monumental fascism of Gotham City here - though the fundamental idea of skyscrapers as gothic castles is interesting! As many have noted, Keaton doesn't quite seem broody or implacable enough to be Batman post-Miller's reinvention. A bridging point.

  2. Richard Tines's rating of the film Batman

    Childhood touchstone...Tim Burton at the top of his game, with a blackly campy Joker (in an inspired turn by Nicholson), the perverse/inspired choice of Prince as soundtrack jockey, and just the right balance between funny and creepy...this (and it's sequel) were the high points for the Batworld before Nolan's "realist" reboot of the franchise...

  3. spasmolytic's rating of the film Batman

    Strange how I can't remember what I did last week, or sometimes even a few minutes ago, but I can turn this on after having not watched it after something like 20 years and know every line by heart.

  4. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Batman

    Tim Burton made "Batman" serious again and made the figure more gothic, darker and to a real superhero again on film after we laughed our heads off when watching the camp series from the 60s. It was the beginning of the "darker" superhero wave with great music and atmosphere. Sadly, time has not been good to the film as the script is too simple and Jack Nicholson is more funny than menacing in his clown make-up.

  5. Bob's rating of the film Batman

    Remarkable set pieces and idiosyncratic style that combines industrial noir of the 40s with pop culture of the 80s make this moody masterpiece a cornerstone of comic book film. Furst's Gotham City presents erupted nightmare of New York that never happened. Elfman's score soaks the atmosphere of "eleven minutes past midnight on the coldest night in November", while Keaton's darkness and profoundness remains unmatched.

  6. Naoya Kugimiya's rating of the film Batman

  7. Luca Soldati's rating of the film Batman

    Storia coinvolgente, con un grandissimo Joker e una messa in scena fantastica. Tutto è un po' sopra le righe e questo permette di accettare alcune forzature. Gotham City è meravigliosa, con un taglio noir che le dà vita. Finale epico molto appassionante.Bello il rapporto fra i Batman e Joker.La regia è ottima, con una messa in scena che da sola dà carattere all'opera. Alcune trovate sono fantastiche e ben valorizzate

  8. Levent Güçer's rating of the film Batman

  9. Matthew Catanzano's rating of the film Batman

    I think Nicholson's performance is underrated. His character's charisma is still attractive even when we know he is despicable. He captures the character's very essence

  10. Renton47's rating of the film Batman

    It's clear Burton wishes he was making a Joker film, and we all might have been better off for it. As one of the earlier successful comic book films it sets the template for a lot of their weaknesses - poor motivation, underwritten characters, reliance on set pieces. Wouldn't mind seeing Burton's noir homage though, the opening bit with Orson Welles wasn't half bad.

  11. Enrico Gaudenzi's rating of the film Batman

    Invecchiare bene? Ecco un buon esempio. Merito di un Jack Nicholson sopra le righe e un visionarietà alla museruola per un grande regista che qui riesce a trasformare un fumetto in un grande film

  12. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film Batman

    i absolutely lost it when joker pulled out that novelty sized pistol and took out the batwing. equal parts hilarious and insane, he's great in this.

  13. Arf's rating of the film Batman

    una Gotham che sembra Gotham finalmente

  14. hamsa's rating of the film Batman

    tim Burton never fails.

  15. Star Lord's rating of the film Batman

    1989...basta solo questo, anche se la pellicola non mi entusiasma.

  16. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Batman

  17. Addy K.'s rating of the film Batman

    Michael Keaton is a strange Bruce Wayne. He looks confused and he mumbles. His mind is someplace else. That place else: childhood trauma physically manifested in a doppelgänger called...The Batman. All implied without Chris Nolan having Christian Bale shout it! This is Tim Burton's BATMAN. It is the most iconic reinvention by any director, ever. It's cinéma fantastique: mysterious, beautiful, weird. Also, very funny.

  18. bagno's rating of the film Batman

  19. truffraud's rating of the film Batman

    good, campy fun. jack nicholson, as the joker, makes the film.

  20. ceknklsn's rating of the film Batman

  21. Mark O. Stack's rating of the film Batman

  22. James Mackin's rating of the film Batman

    Tim Burton looked at Batman in a really different way than most. He thought of him as a freak, a monster, a typical Tim Burton protagonist. And the studio told him to pull back on that a little bit, and they made a really good Batman film.

  23. Sophia Park's rating of the film Batman

    It's a pretty city, but it's not really the focus, sadly.

  24. Ethan's rating of the film Batman

    I'm not the biggest Tim Burton fan but his Batman films were on point. With the feeling of a comic book brought to life mixed with dark humor and the exceptional performance from Jack Nicholson as The Joker, this is a solid Batman film.

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