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Overall Rating

Awesome: 3.61%
Worth A Look: 13.86%
Average: 20.48%
Pretty Bad: 12.65%
Total Crap49.4%

5 reviews, 136 user ratings

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Batman Forever
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by Ryan Arthur

"Nipples on the F'ing Batsuit!"
1 stars

What's wrong here?

Where to start....

Nipples on the Batsuit.
Robin being a jackass.
Bruce Wayne giving his identity away like there's no big deal to it.
Nipples on the Batsuit.
The complex character of Two-Face being made completely one dimensional.
Giving the Riddler an alter-ego. He's a villain, for crying out loud.
Nipples on the Batsuit.

See the pattern?

While more "fun" (i.e. less dark) than Batman Returns, Batman Forever had a new caped crusader (Val Kilmer) who seemed ill at ease, and a couple of villains that were at best, in the case of Jim Carrey's Riddler, just second-stringers. Whereas Nicholson's Joker was homicidal, Tommy Lee Jones' Two-Face was just a brute and the Riddler nothing more than a disgruntled employee with a thing for television. It was lame.

Garishly colored (although the sets were still pretty cool) to look like a comic book - but not a Batman comic, mind you; it's Gotham City, remember? - and absurdly written, Batman Forever was a major disappointment.

It just can't compare to the first one.

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User Comments

9/13/17 morris campbell best of the original 4 4 stars
3/23/15 Jerry Spray Take "Batman", add in pointless action, throw out the story, and you've got this movie. 2 stars
9/02/14 Dude This was awesome... when i was 5 3 stars
8/09/12 Kcaj not as silly as batman and robin. But thats not saying much 3 stars
1/20/10 Stanley Thai A lot more colorful and hyperactive, this sequel still falls short of being good. 3 stars
11/10/09 Jeff Wilder Easily the weakest in the series. Carrey went over the top, 2 stars
7/29/09 dan halberg Carrey is even funnier than Jack in the 1st film. He'd make a decent Joker, too 3 stars
9/02/08 Herbet Only the soundtrack was good with Kiss from a Rose... 1 stars
7/24/08 Shaun Wallner Ugg boring!! 1 stars
7/22/08 the dork knight They should have marketed it as an updated version of the Adam West show 3 stars
6/21/08 David V It's not bad. 3 stars
9/04/07 johnnyfog Kilmer is ok. But what's with Schumacher and his rubber ass-shots? 3 stars
4/29/07 Jackospacko Whoa Nicole Kidman is hot as and the storyline is pretty good. Wake up dumbfuckers! 4 stars
3/06/07 Dude pretty crappy 2 stars
2/19/07 Nick Maday Decent, but not as dark as Batman usually is. 3 stars
2/03/07 Vip Ebriega I like Tim Burton's better. But this is passable. 3 stars
1/10/07 johnnyfog I almost forgot Debi Mazar was alive. What a stone fox! Oh yeah, IT BLOWS 2 stars
9/14/06 Anthony Feor The characters are good, but the movie could be better 3 stars
9/14/06 Patrick Petty I really enjoyed it, won't say it was the best, but a thoughtful reimagining. 4 stars
7/19/06 Michael Jones had a inventive character going, but it wasn't Two-Face he was playing. 4 stars
7/11/06 David Cohen Somebody please stop Schumaker before he directs again! 1 stars
6/24/06 George Val Kilmer did a good Perf, but he isn't Batman 4 stars
6/23/06 The X They took an awesome character like Two-Face and fucked it up, pathetic movie. 1 stars
6/10/06 Jacko The villans were unafective and it got boring at times but it was worth it.6.7 /10 4 stars
6/06/06 ES better than the fourth installment, on par with number two- that's not saying much 2 stars
6/05/06 chris Not as much of a letdown as the 4th 4 stars
3/28/06 Brian Meyer Clownish and nonsensical. AN EYESORE AT BEST! 2 stars
3/03/06 Anthony Feor Not the best Batman 3 stars
1/18/06 JM Synth Fun but mostly uninvolving, thought the openning scene is great. Best for pre-teens 3 stars
12/29/05 tony Well, not total crap. but still too goofey 3 stars
12/23/05 cody a bad sequel even if val kilmer and chris give good perfomances, pretty bad 2 stars
8/23/05 Eden People who like this film should be sent to prison 1 stars
8/18/05 green gremlin Makes "Batfink and Karate" look sophisticated !!! 1 stars
7/12/05 Andrew underated 3 stars
6/21/05 R schumacher = the satan of cinema. 1 stars
6/20/05 Manu Ginobli Not as bad as the next one, just because it has Jim Carrey 2 stars
6/05/05 Littlepurch I liked it. Overacted and a rushed ending but overall fun. And it looked great! 4 stars
5/17/05 E-FUNK Enter Schumacher... exit all interest in this dead franchise. 1 stars
3/27/05 Jack Sommersby By far the worst of the series. Unbearable and uncouth. 1 stars
3/25/05 indrid cold Schumacher manages to make even a cartoon look silly. 2 stars
3/19/05 Seanboy I thought that this movie was good for what it was, with some surprisingly good performance 4 stars
1/30/05 Jeff Anderson Sad to say, a dull & dumb BATMAN film! Nicole Kidman is the only great EYE CANDY in this! 2 stars
12/10/04 Kristina Williams awesome Batmoblie, but damn the flick was weak 2 stars
11/18/04 chris terrible twoface 3 stars
11/08/04 Dave yawn. id rather watch fabian shave his beared 1 stars
10/04/04 sbpat21 okay 3 stars
9/04/04 T.B. I liked Jim Carrey as the Riddler 3 stars
4/21/04 Daveman More visually impressive than Batman & Robin with a very good performance from Carrey. 2 stars
3/20/04 Jack-pyschO-Lantern At least it's better than, BATMAN & ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
1/14/04 Helius Could be worse; the cast is excellent, if nothing else. 3 stars
12/22/03 Snickerdoodle Jim Carrey was good but Val Kilmer sucked and acted like he was on Valium. 4 stars
12/10/03 re okay 3 stars
12/05/03 john a convoluted mess - Schumacher is the wrong director for this franchise 1 stars
11/24/03 Samuel Not all that great, but Jim Carrey's in it so it was ok... 3 stars
11/01/03 American Slasher Goddess Downright terrible, although O' Donnell is halfway decent as Robin. 1 stars
10/09/03 Buck Second best, next to the original, despite cheese factor 4 stars
5/28/03 Zach Interesting.......... 2 stars
4/18/03 Jon "Thumb the Toad" Lyrik Has possibly the worst direction ever seen on film. 1 stars
2/11/03 Ubu the Ripper This movie sucks harder than a black hole. Val Kilmer should be fined. 1 stars
1/31/03 bullit17 The best thing you can say about it: At least it wasn't "Batman & Robin" 1 stars
1/30/03 Maegs Horrid 1 stars
1/23/03 Pinkline Jones Proves that Megabucks don't necessarily a good film make 1 stars
1/04/03 Jack Sommersby By far the worst of the series. Kilmer is superb; Carrey is catastrophic. 1 stars
10/18/02 Jiz Riddler was played well. The rest? Uh... No. 2 stars
10/14/02 Charles Tatum Movies like this is why Hollywood Bitchslap exists 1 stars
10/03/02 Ron Sanchez Fuck all you assholes , this was the best batman ever 5 stars
8/16/02 Shaun Slightly better than Returns, Jones and Carrey have a blast, its good 4 stars
7/11/02 CVJ NWO good but not at all the best one watch batman returns instead 3 stars
6/03/02 Joel Schumacher and Akiva Goldsman J: I hope you loved my direction. A: My writing in B&R was even better! Both: NEON FOREVER! 1 stars
5/13/02 Phoenix Almost on par with the original. What the fuck is wrong with everybody? 5 stars
4/27/02 maximal01 Paging Val Kilmer.. return to Heat and get the fuck off a Batman set...repeat... 1 stars
4/24/02 Danielle Ophelia An overindulgent sideshow. Wasted Jones and Carrey. Kilmer and O'Donnell suck hose water. 2 stars
3/02/02 Alan Smithee Anyone who like this movie is a complete bastard. 1 stars
12/16/01 Gryphonlady Different feel than 1 & 2, still an impressive performance by VK and TLJ. Stands alone. 4 stars
11/29/01 KMG Boring commercial piece of Keaton castoff Mad Mardigan meets Pasty Cruise Goddess shit! 1 stars
11/16/01 the sugar plum fairy it was complete and utter crap 1 stars
11/04/01 Alecia Kidman as Chase Meridan???? What's wrong wth ths picture??? There's nothing sexual about K 1 stars
10/21/01 Bring Burton Back!!!!!! Holy SHIT, Batman! Get yer dick out of my ass would ya, Joel? Sick bastard. 1 stars
9/26/01 Shane Robert Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best Batman Yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
9/18/01 Butterbean Burton's dark feel is missed, but this was casted wonderfully 3 stars
9/06/01 spaceworm Carrey feels like TV version, Kilmer best of three Batmen, disappear O'Donnell(Hoo-hah!). 2 stars
8/10/01 the scarecrow A big pile of dogshit that used to be pretty good before Schumaker butchered it!! 1 stars
8/09/01 E-Funk I missed Burton immediately, but the size of the cast and the action was a nice substitute. 4 stars
8/07/01 Joe Zappa Holy kick-ass, Batman! This movie kicks ass! 4 stars
8/02/01 KC Au Should't have killed off the Joker so soon, now we are stuck with two C-grade villians! 1 stars
6/14/01 Gary I felt sorry for Nicole. She looked confused, but who can blame her? 1 stars
6/14/01 Law Firm of Dewey, Cheatam & Howe What a gyp 1 stars
6/10/01 Turtle Jim Carrey is the ultimate savior of this film. And it's not that bad. 4 stars
5/22/01 mjm103171 I saw this for Chris O'Donnell 3 stars
5/21/01 Ray McCoy Hey look, bat nipples!!! 1 stars
5/04/01 Gracy Lionheart SO much better than Batman and Robin. Overhyped, but I liked Carrey's character. 3 stars
4/13/01 Kel-C Not as bad as B&R but what have they done to Burton's vision and Elfman's theme?! So sad... 1 stars
4/06/01 fifu val is no keaton 3 stars
4/03/01 Mike Dean Bat-butts and bat-nipples=homoerotic garbage. Please return to us Tim and Mike! 1 stars
3/28/01 Jesse L With a killer cast can a movie suck all ass? THIS IS IT! 1 stars
3/18/01 Hobbes I would smile if i saw Shumacher executed. 2 stars
3/09/01 BART everything sucks except for the songs. 2 stars
2/16/01 Joseph Lewis When even star Jim Carrey messes up, you know it's bad. 1 stars
2/16/01 Ray McCoy "Holy rusted metal, Batman!" - Batman Forever, no, really 1 stars
2/15/01 lisa watching that babe kilmer run around in rubber was pretty cool. 3 stars
2/15/01 KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi The Villians made this one stomachable. Val Kilmer as Batman is pretty-boy PUKE!!! 3 stars
1/30/01 rubber FUCKING APPALLING!!! 1 stars
1/14/01 safged weygwe 4 stars
12/26/00 Turtle An okay sequel, but needs some work. 4 stars
11/28/00 Cristopher Revilla good action scenes but shitty plot, face it people, most sequels suck shit (prove me wrong) 1 stars
9/16/00 Hal Pokejedservo needs his head examined! That SOB Shitmaker raped the life out of Batman! 1 stars
8/03/00 Terrie Smith Not a bad entry in the series; Jim Carrey is annoying. Special effects are OK. 4 stars
6/29/00 Hal Shumacher MUST die! Bring back Burton and Keaton! 1 stars
5/31/00 danilo very good - BIG improvement over Returns 4 stars
5/28/00 Fred Schumacher and that hack Akiva Goldsman should be taken out and beaten to death! PATHETIC. 1 stars
4/16/00 BB-15 Not as good as the first two, but still a great thrill ride. 5 stars
4/10/00 Myself Good movie, but would've been better with Burton, Keaton, and Elfman. 4 stars
4/01/00 malcolm best of the series. Kilmer kills Keaton and Clooney. 4 stars
3/17/00 Lame-Oh What the hell was I thinking?! This movie blows Canadian bacon! 1 stars
2/28/00 Jana Great fun and excitement! This series ROCKS! 5 stars
2/11/00 Kyle Broflovski Tommy Lee & Jim are the only saving graces. Batman & Robin are just plain BORING!!! 3 stars
1/31/00 Hmm... Flashy,but good.Different from one and two sure,but no one would hate it had IT come 1st 3 stars
1/19/00 k.tomkowski Over the top. Flashy, shallow and unnerving 3 stars
1/13/00 Jedi15 This movie sucks and blows! There's so much shit in this movie that you'll choke on it! 1 stars
12/22/99 Deckard Leave it to H'Wood to destroy a good franchise.The most pathetic thing is that it got WORSE 1 stars
12/13/99 Ted Wetzel UGH! This "movie" sucks from start to finish.There isn't one good thing in this shitter. 1 stars
10/26/99 Karahde Khan Lots of children dying by hunger in Africa, and they waste millions in this... 1 stars
7/02/99 Cage It wasn't great, simply entertaining. Any Batman is cool, no matter what. 4 stars
6/28/99 Arkansas Jon Entertaining, but highly disappointing. Speaking of nipples, Nicole is a babe, though. 3 stars
12/13/98 Binky And to think they let Schumacher take another one. Guh. Shitful. 1 stars
12/05/98 grunter um, Batman's not cross-eyed. 1 stars
11/05/98 Bad Kosh Your'e doomed, Fatman. Do the Bartman, dickhead! 1 stars
10/14/98 Alex F. If it wasn't for Jim, this flick woulda sucked more moosecock then a drunken canadian 3 stars
10/07/98 Maegs Val Kilmer? 2 stars
10/05/98 Negative Creep I waited FOREVER to see this. It wasnt Great but it wasnt EVil. 3 stars
9/02/98 J-Guy you've ruined batman. fuckerheads. 1 stars
8/31/98 MikeF not as shity as natman and robin, but shity none the less. 2 stars
8/31/98 Mister Whoopee Shitful. But did they learn? Did they shite. 2 stars
8/30/98 Johny Who needs Neon? 1 stars
8/28/98 Chuck-D Eung, kinda OK, like a good amusement park ride, has nothing on the first movie. Nipples? 3 stars
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