Batman Forever Synopsis
Batman (Val Kilmer) battles Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey).
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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...
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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...
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By James Berardinelli
It's lighter, brighter, funnier, faster-paced, and a whole lot more colorful than before.
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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Was ok

By TerpsFan72
This movie was ok, not as good as TIm Burtons movies that came before it, but so much better than the horrible film that would come afterwards. Kilmer was good as Batman, Tommy Lee Jones ok as Harvey...

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Riddle Me This Batman!

By MongrolMan
This was a good movie for kids and an ok but corny movie for adults. I loved it when I was younger but now I don't really care for it...

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By 1756273541

good movie

By nocountryforironman
i didnt like batman or robin in the movie but everything else was good...


By defunctzombie
This one was an okay movie, just not an okay Batman movie. Two Face was reduced to a lame gimmick. Referring to himself as "we" and "us" just destroyed his character. The same with flipping the coin...


By glxy

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Rated PG-13
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