Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. The Joker has been demoted into a broad-scale sociopath, without a tempter's power or a mythic villain's complexity. And that's the movie's real undoing. [23 June 1989, Calendar, p.6-1]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 256 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 70
  2. Negative: 9 out of 70
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    What makes "Batman" impressive is the unpredictable creativity and live art director Tim Burton mixes in with the original idea. Very impressive and well made. Full Review »
  2. Oct 30, 2010
    best Michael Keaton movie ever!
  3. Feb 1, 2011
    Perhaps it is because I saw the Nolan films first but I was unimpressed with the lack of plot and the mix and match thing they've got going on with the set. Keaton was decent and Nicholson a redeemer, but I maintain there was a negligible storyline and the poor pacing results in a film that is not engaging. Full Review »