• SaveOne

    ★★★ Rewatched by SaveOne 23 Nov, 2014

    More and more, I find that revisiting your childhood through old movies and TV shows tends to lead to disappointment more than anything. For the most part, this is no exception.

    I'm going to go ahead and blame Christopher Nolan on this one. The "old" Batman seems dated now, jaded and campy. We're not impressed by this Batman, he just looks clunky in his rubberized suit.

    We all know the story. Batman has just arrived in Gotham (as Batman), and…


  • Chris Ward

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chris Ward 22 Nov, 2014

    Not the greatest blockbuster ever made but I have a huge nostalgic fondness for this movie and never tire of it.


  • Justin Robert Vinall

    ★★★ Added by Justin Robert Vinall

    A fun film that plays with gothic themes in a modern time. Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson deliver very good performances as the Batman and the Joker. The story and characters are heavily interesting but the film does feel dated and a bit over the top at times. It's an otherwise fun time watching a dark tale unfold with wacky but beautiful scenery throughout the picture.


  • Aaron Martin

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Aaron Martin 22 Nov, 2014

    First time I've seen this one in years. It's funny how you pick up on things differently than when you were a kid. Everything with Nicholson works really well, yes even the art scene accompanied by a Prince original.


  • Joe Hastings

    ★★★★ Added by Joe Hastings 4

    "I'm not going to kill you. I want you to tell all your friends about me."

    The Dark Knight is without a doubt the best Batman film we've ever had, but that's mainly thanks to Heath Ledger's phenomenal performance. After the abysmal Joel Schumacher films there was nowhere to go but up. So while Batman Begins was a significant reboot, I never bought Christian Bale's hockey pants. Looking back on all those who have played Batman, I believe Michael Keaton…


  • awildean

    ★★ Watched by awildean 21 Nov, 2014

    Yeah Tim Burton wasn't lying when he said he had not read any comic books...


  • Andrew Davis

    ★★★★½ Watched by Andrew Davis 21 Nov, 2014

    The story does get kind of slow at points, but a well-written script, the Gothic direction of Tim Burton and an incredible performance by Jack Nicholson as the Joker, which could rank as one of his best ever, elevates "Batman" above the normal comic book fare and makes it become one of the best superhero movies ever made.


  • RhysRHale

    ★★★★½ Added by RhysRHale

    In my opinion, one of the best Batman films ever made, Michael Keaton nailed it as both Batman and Bruce Wayne


  • kylegarvey

    ★★★★ Added by kylegarvey

    You heard of this thing? It's pretty popular, you know. Kind of dark but not too dark. Batman as the hero (Keaton) and the Joker as the villain (Nicholson) are the principals in a big duel. Innocent but plucky reporters Knox (Robert Wuhl) and Vale (Kim Basinger) are on the civilian side. Acting's pretty great (Nicholson outshines Keaton, unsurprisingly but not un-warmly), and the story's decent. It's not a misunderstood classic in general, but definitely a spectacle worth revisiting.



  • Trent Walton

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Trent Walton 16 Nov, 2014

    1989 Batman was one of about five MVPs in our VHS collection growing up. Much of what I loved about it as a youngster held up recently on the big screen. The grade of special effects was enjoyably lo-fi, Keaton/Burton’s batman is still my favorite, and Jack playing Jack Napier is timeless. “Love that Joker!”


  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★★★ Added by Adrian Zachow

    One of my all time favourites, got to see it again on BluRay. Michael Keaton is in my mind the one Batman. Jack Nicholson is an amazing Joker (I would say the one Joker, but Heath Ledger made two equally good Jokers possible). Anton Furst's Production Design defines Gotham City. Danny Elfman's heart-pounding score is the glue that holds it together. Tim Burton's vision remains the most distinctive, although in this movie he was reined in by producers (and that's good, beacuse the sequel wasn't exactly the same Batman as in the comic books).


  • Grayson D

    ★½ Added by Grayson D

    As a hater of most of Nolan's Batman movies, I have a little more respect for what he accomplished after watching this mess. This movie is a preposterous slog. Even allowing that this movie is supposed to be a bit goofier than Nolan's deathly serious entries, the plot is just an arbitrary series of events centered on Jack Nicholson's hammy turn at Joker. One is tempted to say he chews the scenery but that suggests he's given anything to work…