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Batman & Robin Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This film, which places yet another actor in the batsuit, has all the necessary hallmarks of a sorry sequel -- pointless, plodding plotting; asinine action; clueless, comatose characterization; and dumb dialogue.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Batman & Robin, like the first three films in the series, is wonderful to look at, and has nothing authentic at its core.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Unfortunately, the charming Batfamily can't stay in their cave indefinitely; they've got to go out and fight crime. And that's where this elaborately high-style production from Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher hits an iceberg.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Joel Schumacher, director and ringmaster, piles on the flashy showmanship and keeps the film as big, bold, noisy and mindlessly overwhelming as possible.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 9+

Same bat-time, same bat-movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film has some frightening scenes: It deals with the illness of an elder in the family, harassment, and depicts, in the final scene, Batman and two scientists plummeting thousands of miles when a telescope is torn out of the Gotham Observatory.

  • Families can talk about what makes a good superhero film. In other films, Batman has a darker side. Did that come across in this film? If not, would it have made this movie better, or worse? Why do you think people enjoy films based on comic book characters?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Barbara Wilson sneaks a look at Uncle Alfred's CD-Rom containing the secrets of the Batcave; at the movie's end, it becomes obvious that Barbara will stop attending school to live in Wayne Manor and function as Batgirl.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Hand-to-hand combat, bullets, and explosions.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: This is part of the Batman movie franchise.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue