Batman: The Movie
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Tongue-in-cheek humor prevails in Batman, a witty homage to the Dynamic Duo's exaggerated exploits. The Caped Crusaders (Adam West and Burt Ward) are called in as a last resort when the criminal masterminds of the millennium team up to conquer Gotham City by turning the U.N. Security Council into dehydrated dust; among the villains are the Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and the Penguin (Burgess Meredith). The entire cast is excellent, particularly West and Ward, who distinguish themselves among a standout list with hilariously straight-faced… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Batman is packed with action, clever sight gags, interesting complications and goes all out on bat with batmania: batplane, batboat, batcycle, etc. etc."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"For Bat enthusiasts, this is a gold mine, for everyone else? A passable cult film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Fluffy, good-natured, endlessly quotable fun, just like you remember it."
‑ , Film4
"Unlike other attempts at bringing these characters to life... the TV cast really captures the inherent insanity of the roles"
‑ Bill Gibron,
"Campy fun"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"I'd choose Adam West's Batmobile over Michael Keaton's any day."
‑ , Time Out
"As a solo viewing experience, this is feeble indeed, but invite some friends over for a BYOB bash and its entertainment value rises substantially."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Shot in the same campy style that characterized the TV show, all the cast members look like they are having a great time chewing up the scenery."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Campy, colorful fun with the Caped Crusader plus several of his TV villains."
‑ Steve Crum,
"...can we at least all agree that 'Da na na na na na na na...BAT MAN!' is one of the greatest superhero themes ever?"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson,
"Not as good as Batman TV show, but still has endearing moments."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Even if it is a compromised version of the TV show, it's far, far better than nothing."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"1960s flick won't appeal to today's kids."
‑ Ed Grant, Common Sense Media
"It exists."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The delirious idiosyncracies of the '60s Batman are all on display...a pleasant-enough romp that's just a little too-distracted with its new toys. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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