Batman Returns Synopsis
Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) vs. Penguin (Danny DeVito) and Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer).
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The new film is simply more confident, more idiosyncratically dark, weird, gnarled and twisted than "Batman." And because it's more...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Burton uses the summer's most explosively entertaining movie to lead us back into the liberating darkness of dreams.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Stephen Hunter
This baby takes place in Tim Burton's id. It's a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
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....
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75

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
Burton is a first-rate stylist, but this time he's actually better at suggesting the inner life of his characters. [19 June 1992, p.G6]
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
As Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands reminded us, Burton always has been more absorbed by what his audience sees than by what his movies...
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The ripe dialogue (''I was their No. 1 son,'' wails the Penguin about the parents who flushed their deformed baby down the sewer, ''and they...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For all the movie's richness and dazzle, for all that money dripping off the screen, Batman Returns is a gorgeous failure -- flashy,...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I give the movie a negative review, and yet I don't think it's a bad movie; it's more of a misguided one, made with great creativity, but...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The film preaches the gospel of unpredictable change, of ironic metamorphosis, of a psychological ebb and flow from love to lust, hope to...
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By arcastillo85
I think its an awesome idea that they play movies from the past!...

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Cable...

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By Gold Mines
Great Movie. My favorite BatMan movie ever...

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By defunctzombie
I get it, Tim Burton is creative, but what he did to the Penguin was just awful. It's a good thing that the animated series redeemed his character....

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By brandonofficial12
Batmna has always been one of the greatest super heros to be seen on flim, Tim Burton was a outstanding director for this movie. Five stars....

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says A darkly violent take on the comic-book hero.
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