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
    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

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
    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 »