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Batman Returns

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Tim Burton

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About the Movie

In the second of the blockbuster Batman films, the physically deformed criminal genius The Penguin threatens Gotham City--and, helpless, the entire city can only pray that Batman Returns. Only Batman (Michael Keaton) can defend the city from total chaos as The Penguin (Danny DeVito) lays twisted waste to a great metropolis. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight may have met his equal in the lethally lithe Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)--only he doesn't know if she is feline friend ... or foe.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 72
  • Fresh: 58
  • Rotten: 14
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Because the film's predominant motif is that of wounded individuals re-inventing themselves as wily villains, its most memorable episodes are early ones explaining each main character's transformation. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Dec 13, 2014

Fresh: Exhaustingly inventive. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15, 2010

Fresh: Burton uses the summer's most explosively entertaining movie to lead us back into the liberating darkness of dreams. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Dec 3, 2013

Rotten: [Burton's] dark, melancholy vision is undeniably something to see, but it is a claustrophobic conception, not an expansive one, oppressive rather than exhilarating, and it strangles almost all the enjoyment out of this movie without half trying. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Dec 14, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Not really...

...a Batman film. More like tim burton playing around w batman in his own way.
Also there is NO way 'Returns' is better than the original 'Batman' w Nicholson as Joker as rotten tomatoes suggests.
Great Catwoman!! But not a Great Batman film.

Love this movie

Love it, but batman's barley in it, too much penguin scenes. This movies also has a lot of sex's pretty gothic too. One of the wierdest batman movies. But still is great.


I would not give this movie the title "Batman Returns" but I would give it the title Penguin and Catwoman. Batman is in the movie for probably ten minutes. I would not call this a batman movie but rather a tim burton movie that happens to include batman.

Batman Returns
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1992

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  1. Batman 4 Film Collection, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.