Overall Rank: 2619
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 413
Theatrical Release Date: 06/19/1992
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Vincent Schiavelli, Paul Reubens
Plot: Batman must find a way to clear his name of terrible crimes while putting an end to Pengiun and the corrupt business man Max Shreck. A new masked outsider appears in a leather suit. Could it be Catwoman?
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/30/2019
Even darker than its predecessor, "Batman Returns" is fantastic.
Snoogans - wrote on 08/06/2011
Good sequel. Feels very much like a continuation of the first film. Still retains the fun.
Full Movie Reviews
MikeInMotion - wrote on 08/14/2012
At the beginning of production for Batman Returns, Tim Burton originally didn’t want to return (heh!) to direct the film. He had mixed feelings about the first film, and he wanted the sequel be something more than what he felt Warner Bros. would allow. Luckily, the studio gave him much more creative control, and he agreed to comeback and helm the second film in the Batman franchise. You can tell from the get-go that he has much more power this time around, because the film has a much darker atmosphere and some of the characters have very dark backgrounds. This is a double-edged sword, as some of this new control results in improvements over the first, while others hamper the overall product.
As we return to Gotham we watch a scene of an infant being thrown into a river by his …
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/13/2012
A corporate shark teams up with a mutant sewer dweller to try and take over Gotham City not counting on interference from both Batman and a vengeful employee reborn as the patent leather clad Catwoman. Tim Burton's sequel to his "nice try but no cigar" re-invention of Batman is a big improvement in every department. The production design is fantastic, it has some spectacular, slam bang set-pieces (particularly the explosive finale) and is tinged throughout with his macabre sense of humour. It does have its faults; the dialogue is a little forced, its pitch is a little inconsistent and I never thought that Keaton was the right man for the job. Inevitably the film is stolen out from under him by the trio of villains; Walken has a lot of fun as the malevolent Nosferatu-monickered tycoon, …
Beyond Chaos - wrote on 06/12/2010
In anticipation of re-watching Batman Returns for the umpteenth time, I popped in the bonus material disc and peered into the making-of featurettes. There are quite a few tasty tidbits worth sharing (which I'll get to later).
I'd first like to point out that given the richness and scope of the film, I'll only be pointing out some of its highlights.
Tim Burton was reluctant to make a second Batman film; not only for the obvious reasons but also due to how he proclaimed (rightfully so) that the first had several boring patches. The studio captured his interest by suggesting he make a "Tim Burton film" instead of just another sequel. He decided to go to extremes, not feeling beholden to the comics. This resulted in a visually stunning, thematically dark yet hilarious picture that is …
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