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About the Movie
"Tim Burton directs; Michael Keaton stars as Batman; and Jack Nicholson stars as his arch foe, The Joker. As the Dark Knight, defender of law and order in Gotham City, Batman treads the shadow zone between right and wrong, fighting with only his skill in martial arts and his keenly honed mind to defend the innocent and to purge the memory of his parents' brutal murder--always keeping his true identity as millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne a closely guarded secret. Based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 68
- Fresh: 49
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The wit is all pictorial. The film meanders mindlessly from one image to the next, as does a comic book. It doesn't help that the title character remains such a wimp even when played by Michael Keaton.
Fresh: Director Tim Burton effectively echoes the visual style of the original Bob Kane comics while conjuring up a nightmarish world of his own.
Fresh: Batman is a stunning achievement, especially through the incredible and unique visualization of director Tim Burton.
Fresh: The idea of doing a dark, neurotic, highly stylized and highly claustrophobic superproduction is an audacious and appealing one, but director Tim Burton has only made it halfway there.
Top of the genre
Arguably the best superhero film ever completed. Batmania still reigns to this day because of this phenomenon!
Especially when it came out. There was nothing like it. Isn't the best Batman film but definitely is an important one. It showed us the real Batman for the first time.
Third act is a bit off with (Spoiler Alert) Alfred bringing Vicki into the Bat Cave?!
Jack Nicholson was incredible as Joker. I remember all the bad talk about Keaton as Batman...Keaton showed them. :)
A must-see for Any Batman Fan.
It's Finally On iTunes :D
I'm so happy iTunes finally released this. It's my favorite movie of all time and honestly the best Batman movie. Everyone keeps talking about the Dark Knight but this one is truely way supierior. Keaton is and will always be the best actor to ever portray Bruce Wayne/Batman and Jack is great as the Joker. If you new to Batman this is the movie I recommend. The story is so classic and it has some of the best scenery of any movie I know. This also happens to be one of Tim Burton's early films and defintely has that great vintage Burton style. A must see movie!
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1989
- 1989 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are TM and © of DC.