Batman & Robin

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  • Summary: Batman, Robin and new crime fighting comrade Batgirl face Gotham City's deadliest threat yet when cold-hearted Mr. Freeze and venomous Poison Ivy team for some lethal mischief. (Warner Bros.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Joel Schumacher, director and ringmaster, piles on the flashy showmanship and keeps the film as big, bold, noisy and mindlessly overwhelming as possible.
  2. Unfortunately, the charming Batfamily can't stay in their cave indefinitely; they've got to go out and fight crime. And that's where this elaborately high-style production from Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher hits an iceberg.
  3. 50
    This film, which places yet another actor in the batsuit, has all the necessary hallmarks of a sorry sequel -- pointless, plodding plotting; asinine action; clueless, comatose characterization; and dumb dialogue.
  4. Reviewed by: Alex Ross
    30
    It has none of the minor virtues of Schumacher's other films. It looks bad: cluttered surfaces, production design reminiscent of overblown Broadway musicals, editing too fast for the eye to catch up, poor staging of fast action.
  5. Clooney's stiff cornball delivery and tendency to smile during the most tragic moments bring this as close to the cartoonish Batman television series of the 1960s as any of the movies have come.
  6. 20
    Batman & Robin fails to engage the spirit of Batman, Robin, or decent marketing in general, and instead ends up as a limp, excruciatingly shallow knockoff that leaves viewers cringing at the unavoidable one-liners that make up the better part of the script.
  7. Campy costumes can't disguise the incoherent plot, confused performances and lame script that send this star vehicle spiralling downward.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 120
  2. Negative: 95 out of 120
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    10
    Ah, classic Batman, before they went and made him all moody and miserable. This is a GREAT movie. You gotta wonder why they didn't keep GeorgeAh, classic Batman, before they went and made him all moody and miserable. This is a GREAT movie. You gotta wonder why they didn't keep George Clooney in the role. At least he would've added a bit of humour to the role. Some people said this was rubbish cos the bat suit had nipples. Eh... makes sense. Humans have nipples people. And sometimes they protrude thru clothes. Do any of you even watch Baywatch?? Best villain ever alert. IT'S F**KING ARNIE!!! He's a baddie for the first time since The Terminator here. Always more believable as a villain. For those pining for a bit of Bane... he's also in this! And he gets killed so it's the new one that looks dumb as he's magically brought back to life. They did the same with Joker, Two Face, Cat woman. This is the real deal folks. Accept no substitutes. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2013
    6
    I really hate Batman & Robin (not the Dynamic Duo, just the floppy Joel Schumacher movie). If it weren't for the Governator, maybe Mr. FreezeI really hate Batman & Robin (not the Dynamic Duo, just the floppy Joel Schumacher movie). If it weren't for the Governator, maybe Mr. Freeze should've been singing the blues in his flawless acting career rather than freezing Gotham City. I thought this was my favorite movie in the Batman trilogy, but then I started laughing at Bane. How ugly is Bane and Poison Ivy (her lusty voice just sounded like a Bayonetta cliche). Alicia Silverstone looks worse as Batgirl. I thought Catwoman is the better hero than Batgirl. I like to see Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn naked in bikinis. The acting is terrible, the script doesn't make any sense, and totally unnecessary for a Batman sequel. But I enjoyed half of the movie, So I'll rent it because it's one of those superhero movies that's so bad, it's good. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    3
    This is an absolutely dreadful exploitation of the Batman franchise. The actor portraying the caped crusader has been different the last threeThis is an absolutely dreadful exploitation of the Batman franchise. The actor portraying the caped crusader has been different the last three films and each actor has screwed up the role worse than the last. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2015
    2
    Where do I begin? Well first of all this movie has none of the dark tone that was left in "Batman Forever". It feels like the Adam West BatmanWhere do I begin? Well first of all this movie has none of the dark tone that was left in "Batman Forever". It feels like the Adam West Batman only not fun. The combination of villains makes no sense! Ice and plants just do not mix! The plot is just so dumb! The writing is really awkward. Most of the choices of actors had real potential, but they just bombed! The costumes are over the top. They make the actors look like action figures. Heck, this whole movie feels like a toy commercial. A really dumb, annoying, colorful commercial. Then we come to the anatomically correct Batsuits and Bat credit card. NO COMMENT. There are only two things I like in this movie, surprisingly. I personally like MOST of the music score. Then of course, I love Arnold Schwarzenegger's performance as Mr. Freeze. He's just so funny! Overall, this movie is my least favorite thing to watch in the whole world. If you liked it, then watch it for as long as you want. No one is stopping you. Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2011
    1
    Everything about this movie is wrong, plain and simple. Everything. One may argue that it is a movie for kids to which I respond by sayingEverything about this movie is wrong, plain and simple. Everything. One may argue that it is a movie for kids to which I respond by saying that it doesn't even show respect to a 3 year old! I do like Michael Gough as Alfred so I have to respect the fact that he remained in the series and felt its decline. Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2014
    1
    Outra peça que mostra a incapacidade de Schumacher em fazer filmes.Outra peça que mostra a incapacidade de Schumacher em fazer filmes. Expand
  7. Sep 8, 2013
    0
    I have to give credit where credit is due and say that Joel Schumacher sure did break the mold for Batman movies in the sense that he mustI have to give credit where credit is due and say that Joel Schumacher sure did break the mold for Batman movies in the sense that he must have felt that Batman deserved to be put down a peg or two and with this in mind he set out to make a horrendous pile of trash that even rivals Catwoman for worst super hero movie. If you are still considering watching this then I instead suggest that you buy the DVD and then smash/burn it so that no other poor soul will have to experience this abomination. If you are willing to sacrifice yourself and your money for the good of one poor soul then you may just be a better Batman than George Clooney! Expand

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