• Justin Harrison

    ★★★ Rewatched by Justin Harrison 23 Oct, 2014

    This was my first time seeing Tim Burton's Batman in many years. I watched it for a class, and I was curious to see what I would think of it after learning about its production history and impact on the direction of US film. And all told? It's a pretty solid movie with an awesome lead performance and some beautiful design work that is let down by a mess of a script and a Jack Nicholson performance that plays as…

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  • Max Covill

    ★★★½ Watched by Max Covill 21 Oct, 2014

    I feel like this film is very much a product of its time. It's really hard to judge it considering the material that has been made since with not only the Nolan movies, but the Animated series as well. Keaton doesn't really get to show much of his acting ability since that is all saved for Jack. There's some scenes that made me chuckle since that is exactly how I envision the Joker, but Ledger took it further. I'll try not to be too hard on it, but I'm not in love with it for sure.

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  • tscarp

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by tscarp 15 Oct, 2014

    Tim Burton's Batman is a perfect balance of nostalgia, action, and an unmistakable style for me. Sure it may have it's faults, but every time I watch it I find myself submitting to every aspect of the experience.

    I think a lot of that has to do with the style of Tim Burton. His dark and semi gothic expressionism finds a perfect medium in this film, while still throwing in some perfectly executed comedic tones. It's filled with eerily demented…

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  • Robbie Collin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Robbie Collin 13 Oct, 2014 4

    Last saw this 20+ years ago, when I somehow missed the Hitchcock, Lang, Wiene and Franju references. This has aged PREPOSTEROUSLY well. The matte and miniature work is glorious. Can't believe this film now qualifies as 'from the olden days', but there you go.

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  • Samuel

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Samuel 13 Oct, 2014

    Screw Nolan. Burton made a Batman movie where Gotham looks like Gotham and a Batman movie that doesn't pretend it's a serious Michael Mann movie.

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  • Noronen

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Noronen 12 Oct, 2014

    "Why don't you marry her?"

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  • Jon Baum

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jon Baum 12 Oct, 2014 1

    Seeing the problems Batman has to deal with really puts my life into perspective. Even after the Nolan series, I find it peculiar that this movie still holds up. It's not a better batman by any means but it's a different batman, it's a different Gotham, It's a different GCPD, it's a black harvey dent, but it works. I think this incarnation of the Bat was heavily based on Adam West performance as the caped crusader, and I don't know…

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  • Will McGrew

    ★★★ Watched by Will McGrew 10 Oct, 2014

    "Never rub another man's rhubarb."

    There is a lot in Burton's Batman that doesn't really work at all. The action set-pieces are sloppily choreographed and occasionally incomprehensible. The romantic sub-plot is predictable and forgettable. Several of the themes seem only half-formed. Take for instance the Joker's repeated insistence that he is an "artist" and not a "killer." It doesn't seem like a justification; a monster like Napier needs none. He sort of uses it as a lure to draw in…

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  • IIHOKII

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by IIHOKII 09 Oct, 2014

    This has to be the first case of a race change in a comic-to-film.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Joe DiCanio 12 Jul, 2012

    Rating: B+

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  • JeffVStep

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by JeffVStep 05 Oct, 2014

    Maybe THE best Batman!

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  • Dale Nauertz Dale

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dale Nauertz Dale 01 Oct, 2014

    I cannot even calculate how many times I've seen this movie. I was prompted to revisit it after hearing Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larson discuss it on a recent episode of Filmspotting. It turns out that it doesn't take much to make me rewatch "Batman", and Adam and Josh's interesting perspective on the film (never would've connected this film to "Vertigo", but it makes perfect sense) was enough to make me pop it in.

    "The Dark Knight" is probably a…

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