Batman & Robin

Movie review by Ed Grant, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Weak superhero movie has lots of innuendo, some violence.

PG-13 1997 130 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 103 reviews

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age 11+

Michael Gough...the only reason to watch this film.

Wow...soooooo I did not believe it when people said this film was terrible, because I thought...How bad could it be? Enough money was thrown at it! Anyway...yeah, the first 15 minutes are walk out of the theatre bad...preposterous, silly, unfathomable, uninteresting, confusing, cartoonish, and lacking any cohesion or empathy. Then the film settles into subpar silly with a dash of sentimentality with Alfred's timeline which is the only saving grace of the film. Michael Gough is the only one doing any acting and it is such a relief that I live for those moments in this 2 hour, feels like 4, film. But he is not enough to make this film watchable, just enough to give it a little bit of a heartbeat before it flatlines under the weight of Mr.Freeze one-liners.
age 5+

Why the hate

This is Batman for kids… all the other live action Batman movies are not made with kids in mind and this is.. is campy OTT fun… if the kids want to watch a comic book movie for kids they should have fun with this.

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