Parents' Guide to

Batman Forever

By Ed Grant, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Flashy live-action superhero tale has violence, vengeance.

Movie PG-13 1995 122 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 13+

Batman Forever Movie Review By Logan Strohl

It's the not best Batman movie and it's not the worst either. But Batman Forever is still a pretty good movie fellowup to Batman Returns. Pretty good cast story action special effects make up and score by Elliot Goldenthal. As well as has some halloween in it too. Not as dark as Tim Burton's Batman movies. Joel Schumacher does a pretty good job as director taking over for Tim Burton. The performances are pretty good with Val Kilmer as Batman/Bruce Wayne Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face/ Harvey Dent Jim Carrey as The Riddler/Edward Nygma Nicole Kidman as Chase Meridian and Chris O'Donnell as Robin/Dick Grayson along with Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth and Pat Hingle as James Gordon and even Drew Barrymore as Sugar. Not for all Batman fans but for some and also a fun movie overall.
age 10+

Good movie

It’s an amazing Batman movie and it’s not very violent or frightening and it will need some editing for young kids

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (67 ):

The third entry in the live-action movie series avoids the grim tone of its predecessors, and Val Kilmer makes a heroic Caped Crusader. But this third installment in the series is more interested -- unfortunately -- in the ridiculous villains. Younger viewers will become restless during the dramatic moments, which are simply prolonged interludes between the numerous action sequences. In fact, the entirety of Batman Forever seems to resemble a video game, thanks to an emphasis on bright colors, grandiose settings, and repetitive fight scenes.

Though younger kids may not warm to Robin's tired teen-rebel pose, director Joel Schumacher emphasizes O'Donnell's sex appeal for those who are interested. Val Kilmer physically suits the role of Bruce Wayne better than his predecessor Michael Keaton, but the superhero is still the same driven yet dreary soul of the first two movies. Operating at full throttle, as always, are the movie's villains. Tommy Lee Jones transforms the fascinating Two-Face into a mere Joker clone, while Jim Carrey offers his usual hyperkinetic shtick as The Riddler.

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