Batman Returns

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Other, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  126 min.
Release Date: June 19, 1992
DVD: April 29, 1997

Current rating: Rating: 3.67
based on 14 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy


After delivering a smash-hit with Batman ,Tim Burton was given creative control over the sequel and delivered one of the darkest and richest of super-hero movies. While Batman plays the central figure, the film could more accurately be called Catwoman & Penguin.

Danny DeVito's portrayal of the Penguin as a twisted body and soul done in by his parents' rejection and hell-bent on power and revenge, and Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, a frustrated secretary whose death at the hands of her boss leads to a re-birth as a hyper-sexual avenger are full of layers seldom seen in fare this obviously intended for family consumption, turning Batman Returns into one of the strongest combinations of Art and Hollywood spectacle, and Burton's most daring film.

Director: Tim Burton
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Denise Di Novi, Tim Burton
Screenplay: Daniel Waters
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  • 5 stars "The best BATMAN yet! Welcome back, Caped Crusader!"
  • 2 stars "Not my cup of tea. Comic adaptations are not for me, I guess."
  • 5 stars "This movie belongs at or near the top of everyone's list of favourite comic book movies! Batman (Michael Keaton, reprising his iconic Caped Crusader) is challenged by a cunning new villain in Danny DeVito's Penguin and there's a new, beguiling lady in his life in the form of the statuesque Catwoman (Halle Berry), who's as dangerous as she is beautiful."
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