Top Critics’ Reviews
Fresh: The film recovers from that initial confusion to get stronger as it goes along, and to shape up as a free-form playground for its various masquerading stars.
Rotten: As for Kilmer, he gamely steps into the dual Batman/Wayne role but can’t get much traction, finding, as Michael Keaton had, that beyond a stern jaw there’s not much to be done with it, since the suit does most of the work.
Rotten: I liked the look of the movie and Schumacher’s general irreverence toward the material. But the great Batman movie still remains to be made.
Rotten: Joel Schumacher submits to the Wagnerian bombast with an overly busy surface, and the script by Lee and Janet Scott Batchler and Akiva Goldsman basically runs through the formula as if it’s a checklist.