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Batman


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  Batman Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
6.58 /10
 
Starring
Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson , Kim Basinger
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Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren from story by Sam Hamm

 
 
 
Released: 1989
   
Genre: COMIC STRIP
SCIENCE FICTION
ADVENTURE
SERIES
ACTION
IMPORTANT
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 126
 
 


 
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“What keeps the film arresting is the visual stylization. It was a shrewd choice for Burton to emulate the jarring angles and creepy lighting of film noir.“
(Variety)
“Tim Burton’s powerfully glamorous comic-book epic, with sets angled and lighted like film noir, goes beyond pulp. It has a funky, nihilistic charge, and an eerie, poetic intensity...It’s mean and anarchic and blissful.”
(Pauline Kael)
“Sheer bliss for the nasty-minded child in all of us, Batman is easily better even than such first-class superhero movies as Superman or Raiders of the Lost Ark, with a background as interesting as its hero and a noirish nightmare style far removed from the colourful camp of the 1960s TV show... The film is full of imaginative violence, clever rethinkings of the origins of its familiar characters, astonishing sets and witty lines.”
(Kim Newman)
“A profound fairy-tale.”
(Markus Natten, Film Yearbook)

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