Batman Forever
Batman Forever (1995)

Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton and began steering it in the campier direction of the Sixties television show with this third installment. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 27, 1997
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41%
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33%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loud, excessively busy, and often boring, Batman Forever nonetheless has the charisma of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones to offer mild relief.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

By now, Jim Carrey is doing sarcastic takes on his own sarcasm, and there's something funny and a little scary in that.

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Time Out

The second sequel to Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster makes its predecessors appear models of subtlety and coherence.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

As for Two-Face, my favorite Batman baddie on the printed page, Tommy Lee Jones makes a complete mockery of the character with a broad performance that's difficult to stomach.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Joel Schumacher submits to the Wagnerian bombast with an overly busy surface, and the script by Lee and Janet Scott Batchler and Akiva Goldsman basically runs through the formula as if it's a checklist.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film recovers from that initial confusion to get stronger as it goes along, and to shape up as a free-form playground for its various masquerading stars.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The gulf between the dark universe Burton's film set up and the tremendously silly camp world that [Batman Forever was] hunting for was too great to hybridise the two.

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Brian Lowry
Variety

As for Kilmer, he gamely steps into the dual Batman/Wayne role but can't get much traction, finding, as Michael Keaton had, that beyond a stern jaw there's not much to be done with it, since the suit does most of the work.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Batman Forever is in and out but wins in the end by staying true to its unbridled comic spirit.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Batman is transformed in to Flesh Gordon with a phallic bat mobile, Bat nipples and sexual chemistry with his young ward...

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Joel Schumacher does a solid job advancing the vision from Tim Burton's adaptation, but Batman Forever doesn't strike as much as the predecessors.… More
Everett Johnson
When I was a kid I absolutely loved this movie. I remember watching it on VHS probably 50 times. Looking back and rewatching, what the hell was I thinking?… More
Joshua Wilburn
This was the first sign of a really bad direction the studios were going with Batman. There's a difference between paying tribute to a comic book and… More
KJ Proulx
Okay, let's get one thing straight, there is not much new substance here, but the villain's and side characters are too loveable to resist. It may… More
Alex roy
Looking back at Batman Forever, I think it's a decent film that is entertaining. With that said, it's still a pretty sloppy picture. This is the film… More
Tyler Robertson
This is the third installment in the Batman series and it couldn't be more different from the previous two. Batman Forever has both a new director and a… More

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