Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Non Credited)
    60
    Despite its interesting, grim tone and undeniably striking visuals from director Burton and production designer Furst, the film fails to synthesize its strengths into a compelling whole.
  2. The main problem is that Burton operates best on a modest scale; saddled with a blockbuster, he doesn't know how to animate all the dead space.
  3. 50
    The movie's problem is that no one seemed to have any fun making it, and it's hard to have much fun watching it. It's a depressing experience.
  4. It's neither funny nor solemn. It has the personality not of a particular movie but of a product, of something arrived at by corporate decision.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 344 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 77
  2. Negative: 8 out of 77
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    9
    What makes "Batman" impressive is the unpredictable creativity and live art director Tim Burton mixes in with the original idea. VeryWhat 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
    10
    best Michael Keaton movie ever!
  3. Feb 1, 2011
    4
    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 onPerhaps 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 »