• Connor Eves

    ★★★½ Watched by Connor Eves 20 Apr, 2015

    Batdude gets in a kerfuffle with jokeyman. All ends well.

    I love how the comic book genre of films has changed so much from how it was in the past to how it is now in the 'Comic book movie rennisance' or whatever people are calling it.

    This film is a joy to watch, with comic booky action sequences and cheesy moments that make it feel like a true comic book adaptation.

    Jack Nicholson as the Joker does not get…


  • Frankos72

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Frankos72 19 Apr, 2015

    That scene in Vicki Vale's apartment with Bruce and The Joker, amazing!


  • ste2301

    Watched by ste2301 11 Aug, 1989

    Adelphi 1


  • silenttom

    ★★★½ Rewatched by silenttom 30 Nov, 2013

    A clunky yet still charming early example of Hollywood superhero films. This highly influential adaptation of the iconic Batman is often praised as the first dark and serious take on the character. Yet, watching it from a modern context, it's definitely full of rather silly moments, albeit with the darkly humorous tinge that director Tim Burton had busted on the scene with a mere four years before taking on this ambitious project. True, it's clearly much more gothic than the…


  • Nino Vukalovic

    ★★★ Watched by Nino Vukalovic 09 Apr, 2015

    The best looking Batman movie, but it has aged badly. Nicholson is great as the Joker, despite being a bit over the top at times. None of the other performances are particularly memorable, and even as a kid, I couldn't take Michael Keaton seriously as Bruce Wayne. The whole romance subplot seems forced and I don't care for it much. I also didn't like how much the movie deviated from the comic books and made Joker the one who killed Bruce's parents, among other things.


  • Joyce Heinen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joyce Heinen 08 Apr, 2015

    Tim Burton broke through with this movie. In America “Batman” was called a classic when it came out. Burton kept the atmosphere that was so clearly visible in the comics and used dark and sober décor and costumes. Burton feels right at home. Gotham City looks like a city from the 20s which is living in eternal darkness. The cold buildings and desolate feel of claustrophobia.

    For the role of Batman they choose comedian Michael Keaton. At first a weird…


  • mariusdownunder

    ★★ Added by mariusdownunder

    haven't seen this for so long I thought it was due a revisit. I remember not liking this and finding Jack Nicholson very annoying. On revisiting it I found it slightly better than I remember, but not by much.

    As a Tim Burton film, it is less like a Tim Burton film than most of his works. Infact I doubt I would know it as a Burton film had I not known this prior. The film itself feels very dated,…


  • Jon Hillman

    ★★★★ Added by Jon Hillman

    Michael Keaton always has been, and probably always will be THE Batman for me. Tim Burton directs the film in such a way that takes the story back to its dark, gritty roots, while keeping the same cartoonish feel that attracted so many children (and adults) to the comics so many years ago, and that has kept me returning to this film ever since I saw it as a young child. I can sleep easy at night knowing that if there is any trouble, the caped crusader will be there.


  • Richard Doyle

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Richard Doyle 03 Apr, 2015

    I have never been very fond of Tim Burton's first Batman film, but on this latest viewing, I find I like it more than I ever have before. Perhaps it's just that I really appreciate it more in contrast to the overly serious Nolan films and the objectionably goofy Schumacher films. It's a wonderful looking film, that's for sure and the early parts that set up characters and plot are done well. It's when it turns into an action film…


  • rot

    ★★★½ Rewatched by rot 05 Apr, 2015

    First time watch for my four year old son, whose most pressing question: "How does Batman pee?" A bit of a slog on rewatch.


  • Lilias

    ★★★ Rewatched by Lilias 01 Apr, 2015

    More than anything I like this movie for its very Burton mood. That is the same thing I liked about it when I first saw it when I was really young. It is dark and odd with visuals that have stuck with me ever since first watching it. Setting those parade balloons to Prince and having Jack Nicholson dance is brilliant. Sadly these moments of brilliance are a little bit overshadowed by the lack of real substance and character development…


  • Nathan Harrison

    ★★★ Watched by Nathan Harrison 01 Apr, 2015

    I realized the other night I've never actually seen this film. It came out when I was far too young to see or remember it, but the shadow it cast over the following years made it seem like part of the air every geeky young kid breathed.

    And, huh. This is one of those times when you wonder how a movie must have played different in its own era, because a lot of this film stuck me as limp & lifeless.…