Batman Returns

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    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]

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Our rooting interest is not for any macho act by Batman to save the city but for each character to achive some sort of emotional peace. That makes for a strange but refreshing action story. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

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Awards

Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)