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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Schumacher's method is to use a lighter touch, to stay closer to the cartoon that Bob Kane created for DC Comics in 1939 and to temper Burton's nightmare world with an accessible, brightly colored TV palette. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an art-direction, Dolby-sound, special-effects extravaganza, a grand-scale effort that's more awe-inspiring than completely successful as entertainment. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    With an ace pop mechanic like Joel Schumacher now in charge of our hero's bruised psyche, the patient not only survives but thrives in the garishly garnished but never groaningly gruesome Batman Forever. [16 Jun 1995, Pg.01.D] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's lighter, brighter, funnier, faster-paced, and a whole lot more colorful than before. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is no rhythm to the movie, no ebb and flow; it's all flat-out spectacle. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    At best, Batman Forever is mildly diverting, brainless fun that feels like a long trailer for a better film. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Except for the casting, it would be difficult to find any substantial difference between this movie and the previous ones, or this movie and any number of high-tech adventure movies of the last decade. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Alas, Schumacher doesn't ride on the momentum; worse, he's not an action director, and the film grinds to a dead stop every time it tries to speed up. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    If the first two "Batman" movies (1989/1992) were the storm, then Batman Forever (1995) is the rainbow at the end of it. After seeing so much dark and doom, it’s also refreshing to see some beaming color. show more

  • 40
    Adam Smith Empire

    If you can see beyond the eye-scorching neon and don't mind the desecration of a superhero icon, there's a few crumbs of enjoyment to be had. show more

  • July 18, 2011 bullseye787
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    Ridiculous, convoluted and often BORING. If not for Jim Carrey I\'d give it zero stars.

  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    Sice Joel came, the series began to look like the comics and had too many characters. I didn't really like it. The casting was weak except for Riddler and Two-Face.

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