75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's an art-direction, Dolby-sound, special-effects extravaganza, a grand-scale effort that's more awe-inspiring than completely successful as entertainment.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's lighter, brighter, funnier, faster-paced, and a whole lot more colorful than before.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Although the film's frenetic rhythm is reminiscent of an "Indiana Jones" picture, visually Schumacher directs it like a musical, turning each image into eye candy, weaving one lush set piece into the next, as if he were the Vincente Minnelli of blockbusters.
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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.
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63

TV Guide

At best, Batman Forever is mildly diverting, brainless fun that feels like a long trailer for a better film.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
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]
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is no rhythm to the movie, no ebb and flow; it's all flat-out spectacle.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
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.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
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.
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51 out of 100
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