Batman Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for Batman the Movie

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The blockbuster fantasy epic that renewed Hollywood's faith in media blitzing. The Caped Crusader (Keaton) is back in Gotham City, where even the criminals are afraid to walk the streets alone. There's a new breed of criminal in Gotham, led by the infamous Joker (Nicholson). Their random attacks via acid-based make-up are just the beginning. Keaton is surprisingly good as the dual personality hero though Nicholson steals the show with his campy performance. Basinger is blonde and feisty as photog Vicki Vale, who falls for mysterious millionaire Bruce Wayne (and the bat). Marvelously designed and shot. Followed by three sequels.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 126 minutes.

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Fantasy, Adapted from Comics, Top Grossing Films of 1989, Highest Grossing Films of All Time, Super Heroes, Special FX Wizards: Anton Furst, Special FX Extravaganzas, The Help: Male, Up All Night
Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren
Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Tracey Walter, Billy Dee Williams, Pat Hingle, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall
Roger Pratt
Tim Burton
Danny Elfman, Prince


Oscars 1989: Art Dir./Set Dec.

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