Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. It's a rare, beautifully made movie that offers you another world. [23 June 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
  2. In short, Batman is terrific - funny, smart and sensitive too, the perfect cinematic date.
  3. Reviewed by: Hal Hinson
    100
    The movie fixes you in its gravitational pull. It's an enveloping, walk-in vision... As rich and satisfying a movie as you're likely to see all year.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 237 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 67
  2. Negative: 9 out of 67
  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. 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 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 »