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Release Date: October 5th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 30th, 1997

PG-13|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael Keaton) once and for all. But when Shreck's timid assistant, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), finds out, and Shreck tries to kill her, she is transformed into the sexy Catwoman. She teams up with the Penguin and Shreck to destroy Batman, but sparks fly unexpectedly when she confronts the caped crusader.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Cristi Conaway, Andrew Bryniarski

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Action

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: 1930s, Rivalry, Pursuit, Dark, Offbeat, Melodramatic, Love interest, Revenge, Car, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • As Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands reminded us, Burton always has been more absorbed by what his audience sees than by what his movies say. It's part of his unique talent as a filmmaker, but it leads him to ignore the flaws in the structure of what is, after all, supposed to be an exciting adventure film. show more

  • Burton uses the summer's most explosively entertaining movie to lead us back into the liberating darkness of dreams. show more

  • The new film is simply more confident, more idiosyncratically dark, weird, gnarled and twisted than "Batman." And because it's more obviously permeated by Burton's style and sensibility, it's also more fun. [19 June 1992, p.47]

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Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
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