Batman & Robin

Starring: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone, Uma Thurman, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Vivica A. Fox

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Produced by: Warner Bros.

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Genre: action/adventure

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B+ B+ B+
Review by Xibo Date seen: June 26, 1997
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: B+
Summary: Completely colorful, fantastic, unreal.
Joel Schumacher gives us an explosion of color, with a Batman cartoon thrown in for good measure. Although the movie is all live actors, it has the feel of a cartoon, as actors perform impossible leaps and flips, smacking the hell out of the bad guys. Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarznegger give great performances as Ivy and Ice, while George Clooney gives the best Batman performance yet. Clooney deserves better, however, as much of this film was merely an example of how to overspend a budget in order to produce flashier and more exorbant sets. But don't get me wrong; it's still quite an enjoyable romp. 

Review by Finrod Date seen: 0, 0000
Viewing Location: cable/dish Grade: F
Summary: Seeing only 30 seconds of this movie was enough for me
I only saw about 30 seconds of this movie on cable, but that was enough-- I wanted to claw my eyes out, but fortunately I was able to reach the remote, and changed the channel instead.  

D- D- D-
Review by Jigen Date seen: July 17, 1998
Viewing Location: God help me I've blacked it out Grade: D-
Summary: An absolute abomination of a film
This movie made my soul weep. Closer to Batman: The Merchandising than any kind of quality film. Joel Schumacher should burn for putting a great franchise on hold and delaying many, many other great projects based on comics with the utter and complete failure of this film. There is little in compelling story, nothing that suspends the audiences disbelief, and acting performances that actually made me fear for some careers (some of which actually haven't fully recovered since). The garishly colored sets with public friendly Batman carrying the bat-plastic and driving bat-icemobiles just isn't believable. The only thing keeping this from an F is seeing Arnold Schwartzenegger's "acting" debut. Too bad it didn't really work out, big guy. 

Review by Z Date seen: December 14, 2000
  Grade: C
Summary: ugh
Talk about running a franchise into the ground. 

Review by tmon Date seen: December 31, 2000
Viewing Location: NYC Grade: C
Summary: C'mon! :(
Built-in ice skates. Bad choice for Batgirl. And Uma sounding like she was reading off a card. Gimmie a break. 

C- C- C-
Review by smeehrrr Date seen: May 21, 2003
Viewing Location: WA somewhere Grade: C-
Summary: Here's the thing
You know when having Robin in your movie is a good idea? When it's 1966 and you're Adam West.  

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