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Batman & Robin

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy


George Clooney stars as the mysterious caped crusader in this fourth installment of the blockbuster "Batman" saga. This time he's up against the cold-blooded Mr. Freeze.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    11%
  • Audience Score
    16%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 9
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

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.

what families can talk about

  • 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?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    11%
    reviews counted: 21
    see all Batman & Robin reviews
  • Audience

    16%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

- David Medsker, Bullz-Eye.com, Friday, July 16, 2010

Rotten: Please, supervillains, you mutter quietly. Deliver us from the bland.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Rotten: Pointless, plodding plotting; asinine action; clueless, comatose characterization; and dumb dialogue.

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Audience Reviews

0 star

You've all seen this film, and you all know it's bad. There's a you tube video that compiles 100 of Arnold's best film quotes and there are about a ton of quotes taken from this film. If you are contemplating re-watching this film to get a kick out of how many bad "ice" puns Arnold makes, don't. The film is just plain awful. Arnold is not onscreen long enough to redeem just how unwatchable the whole thing is, and his quotes get tired after the first hour. There are only so many "ice" puns you can make before they just get annoying.

- MovieGeek13, Monday, August 30, 2010

2 stars

Right off the bat (sorry!) the audience is treated to multiple shots of Batman's well sculptured butt, codpiece, and nipples. Clooney fits Bruce Wayne's lifestyle so well, but he is not dark enough dramatically for me. That smirk and the way he flatly delivers his lines make it clear he got the part purely on good looks. Again Schumacher gives us a loud, brightly colored, cheesy movie in which villains and heroes try to outdo each other in going over the top like in the 60's camp classic. The digital effects still in their youth in the industry aren't too bad, but in long shots of characters flying through the air they stand out like sore thumbs to modern eyes. The origins of Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and Bane are explained and again Batman takes a back seat to the outlandish charisma offered by the villains. Hingle as Commissioner Gordon gets one moment to do something heroic, but he and the police force continue to be useless in sad comic fashion. O'Donnell as Robin furthers his whiny plea to get out from under Batman's shadow. Silverstone as Alfred's niece and a thrill junkie who eventually becomes Batgirl (another heartthrob for the younger audience) is not British! The one semi-bright spot that made the story a bit more bearable was Michael Gough as Alfred. He brings a bit of weight to his scenes here, and outshines everyone, especially the title character of Batman, in my opinion.

- hypathio7, Thursday, August 19, 2010

1 star

this made batman forever look good. D

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010