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Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone ... see more see more... , Michael Gough , Elle Macpherson , John Glover , Vivica A. Fox , Vendela K. Thommessen , Pat Hingle , Elizabeth Sanders , Jeep Swenson , Jesse Ventura , Azikiwee Anderson , Lucas Berman , Michael Bernardo , Jack Betts , Steve Blalock , Christian Boeving , Steve Boyles , Anthony E. Cantrell , Steve Cardoza , Christopher Caso , Mark Chadwick , Michael Paul Chan , Dean Cochran , Coolio , Danny Costa , Alex Daniels , Stephan Desjardins , John Fink , Uzi Gal , Marc Glimcher , Todd Grossman , Elizabeth Guber , James Hardy , Doug Hutchison , John Ingle , Steve Ito , Tobias Jelinek , Nicky Katt , Dennis Keiffer , Stogie Kenyatta , James Kim , Simon Kim , Andy Lacombe , Greg Lauren , Mark Leahy , Patrick Leahy , Dennis Lefevre , Eric Lloyd , Jay Luchs , Jean-Luc Martin , Michael Reid McKay , Jim McMullan , Cory M. Miller , Christine Mitchell , Ralph Moeller , Roger Nehls , Christopher Nelson , Jim Palmer , Jeff Podgurski , Robert Powell , Bruce Roberts , Joe Sabatino , Christopher Sayour , Kimberly Scott , Jon Simmons , Don Sinnar , Paul Sklar , Sandra Taylor , Takis Triggelis , Peter Navy Tuiasosopo , Harry Van Gorkum , Howard Velasco , Elle McPherson

Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

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DVD Release Date: October 21, 1997

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  • June 7, 2013
    Well, at least Chris O'Donnell's nice to look at -- but that's about it for the "positives". The rest is a boring mess.
  • fb1442511448
    August 25, 2012
    A visual treat, but an overall trick. Batman & Robin fails to deliver with senseless innuendos as well as uninspiring performances from most of its cast. 1/5
  • August 6, 2012
    Well... where to start... If you watch this thing simply just to rip it apart then you will have the time of your life with this moving picture... until Poison Ivy and Bane come into the picture. Then it just becomes sad. This film is NOTHING but ice puns and bat nipples. Just... read more thinking about this makes me depressed. I'm sorry for bringing this up.
  • July 27, 2012
    After Joel Schumacher reinvented the franchise with Batman Forever, which was a decent entry, nothing awful or great either, this film proved to be his downfall. This would thankfully be his final Batman film. What makes this film so bad is the lack of seriousness and stupid vill... read moreains that though appear in the comics, are just wasted here due to a poor script where the writers decided to write wicked one liner. I was being sarcastic. This film's writing is sloppy, so one dimensional that you just don't care for anything that happens on-screen. This film was awful. The sets looked like garbage and costumes looked way too ridiculous. I mean this film was so over the top, it was painful. I hated the film. Everything about the film is sloppy, and nothing works. The film just fails on every level. One of the things that kill the film is the acting, everyone overacts in their parts. This is the worst Batman film of all. Horrible, poorly constructed and it shows Joel Schumacher's total disregard for the subject matter. This is a film that is definitely not worth watching. In fact I refuse to admit that this one exists. The filmmakers overproduced everything, and when big on this one. However this film proves that bigger production values are not necessarily better. In the hands of a more capable director a bigger production scope would have been better, but with Schumacher he turns his Batman into a joke. The scriptwriting here is sloppy, poorly written, and it all seems it was written as a first draft. Hell, I could have written a better script than this. This is a bad film that just ruins one of the greatest superheroes ever created. However the best about this film is that if it didn't exist, then we would never have Christopher Nolan's excellent trilogy. This film was a mistake to be made, and if you've never seen it, you are very lucky. Don't even plan to watch this to see how bad it is, it's bad. Batman & Robin is not only Schumacher's worst film; it also is the worst film in the superhero genre. With a bad cast that overact everything, poor script, poor directing and poor looking sets, Batman & Robin fails to be an effective entertaining and ultimately fun picture to truly deliver something good. Luckily Christopher Nolan stepped in and brought the prestige back into Batman.
  • fb100000145236770
    July 14, 2012
    As a kid, I generally liked everything movie wise. I rarely ever watched a movie and said "i didn't like that at all." But at the age of 14, I knew that this movie was a stinker on every level. Clooney is horrible as Bruce Wayne. Silverstone as Batgirl? As if!(yeh, thats a "C... read morelueless" reference). The villains are so darn hookey that the only thing this movie is missing is Adam West and a few BAM, BOOM, and WAAAMMSS! Everything about this movie is bad, and not so bad it's good, but bad as in it sucks bad. With this movie Joel Schumacher almost destroyed Batman for good(thank god for Christopher Nolan). Too busy concentrating on nipples on the suits, and showing their butts when they put on the suits, or having ice skates in there boots, he forgot to take the material serious. Instead, he made a huge joke of Batman and his entire mythology, and it's a bad joke that the Joker wouldn't even laugh at. My five year old nephew likes this movie, but I'm sure in a year or so, even he will know how lame this movie is.
  • fb733768972
    July 14, 2012
    I am going to be honest, if it wasn't for the extremely corny one liners, and the overexagerated Mr. freeze, and a messy plot, this movie would actually be acceptable. But all of the stupid puns that every main cast member throw out pissed me off too much. I mean, come on, did th... read moree writer really think that, that would be a good idea? I don't know what he was thinking, but this movie did have potential, but they pretty much dug a hole deeper and deeper as the movie progressed. I did not hate it, but it was way too overdone to be called in any way good. I loved how cheesy the film is, and how fun this bad ride can be, so I am on the fence for this one, but I rather found it amusing. "Batman & Robin" sucks!
  • fb100000716838411
    July 12, 2012
    Re-watching this movie for the sake of this review was an awful experience. Joel Schumacher has killed Batman and this movie is I never thought a Batman movie could be this bad, but the proof is right in front of me. Batman and Robin continues the adventures of Batman... read more and Robin fighting crime and we have a new cast. George Clooney replaces Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne/Batman and he sucks at playing both. As Bruce Wayne he's just a generic rich guy and as Batman he's just some guy in a batsuit. Chris O'Donnell reprises his role as Robin and he does nothing but bitch and whine about how his mentor is holding him back. They should've just re-named Robin Anakin Skywalker because that's who I felt like I was watching. There's also new villains and Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Mr. Freeze, a terrible choice. His dialogue is nothing but a bunch of puns having to do with ice or cold and I'm not kidding, the puns are all he says the entire movie. Uma Thurman plays Poison Ivy, an interesting decision, but she provides most of the overracting the movie has to offer. Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy are pretty much useless since they both annoyed the crap out of me and they never felt like a real threat. The real threat in this movie is the director. Joel Schumacher ruins the character of Batman for the worst. He gives Batman a bat-credit card in the movie and I'm sure that part raped tons of childhoods. Batman also makes public appearances in this movie which goes against his character. In a good Batman movie, he would try and be inconspicuous and try to destroy any piece of evidence that proves his existence. However, the worst thing about Batman is that his suit has nipples on it. To be fair, the bat-nipples appeared in Batman Forever, but I felt like I should point them out in this review because of how bad this movie is. Alfred, Bruce's loyal butler, has a niece who appears in the movie and she eventually gets to become Batgirl. Introducing Batgirl was such a forced decision and having Alicia Silverstone play her was something only a true moron would do. She's such a wooden and dull actress, she's like the twentieth century version of Kristen Stewart. There are a lot of things bad about this movie: The bat-credit card, bat-nipples, the cheesy one liners, the awful acting, but the worst thing about it, to me, is how Bane was depicted. Bane is another villain in the movie and the way he was portrayed just broke my back. (Pun intended.) In the comics Bane is a brute criminal who is not only really strong, but he's also incredibly intelligent. He challenged Batman both mentally and physically, eventually breaking his back in a fight and being the only one of Batman's enemies to "break the bat." But in this movie, he's a mindless, idiotic puppet to Poison Ivy whose dialogue consists of nothing but a bunch of roaring. All I have to say is thank God for Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan. Batman and Robin originally had a sequel called Batman Triumphant, but it got shit-canned because of how bad this movie was. Batman and Robin is the worst superhero movie ever made, the characters were screwed up, the dialogue was terrible, the acting was horrible, the action scenes were boring, it has plenty of plot holes and it's just a terrible way to end the series. But with the end of this pice of shit movie, I can begin the reviews of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, the films that would make Batman badass again.
  • March 6, 2012
    This is the only non-Nolan Batman movie I've ever seen, so my ironic love of its punny camp...may not be that ironic.
  • November 4, 2011
    You know, originally, I had decided that this was a "so bad it's good" kind of movie. I mean, from the terrible acting, to the horrible script, to the disgustingly awful costumes, this film made me laugh. Hard. But there was one factor in this movie that was so unforgivable, so o... read moreffensive and so downright awful I can't even give it the title of best worst movie.

    The reason this movie is nonredeemable is because of it's portrayal of he characters. "Hercules" has more respect for it's source material than "Batman and Robin". How so?

    #1: Batman is making public appearances in front of crowds of people. Isn't this the same Batman who would destroy any evidence of his existence and was as secretive as possible? The whole psyche of Batman is about blending in and being invisible! Also, one of the things that makes Batman great is that he DOESN'T spew catch phrases every 5 seconds. Here we hear catchphrases out of him all the time.

    #2: Poison Ivy, in the comic books and animated series, is not nearly as evil as she is in the movie. She's no saint, not by a longshot, but she's more of an antihero than an ouright villain. She wants to create a world where plants and humans can live in harmony. Here she just wants to flat out destroy it. Not to mention she is not nearly as promiscuous as she is in the movie. Arriving as a candidate for a sexist auction? No way in hell. And do I even HAVE to bring up the Orphans?

    #3: The Governator as Mr Freeze? Seriously? Mr. Freeze was always more about intelligence and cunning more than brute strength. Arnold conveys none of that. He was also an incredibly dark villain. Meaning that he doesn't spew ice puns every 5 seconds

    Now that we have that out of the way, we can talk about the acting. Oh the acting. Remember how bad Jeremy Irons was in the live action "Dungeons and Dragons" movie ("LET THEIR BLOOD RAAAAAAAAIN FROM THE SKYYYYYYYYY!!!!!) Well Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr Freeze was even worse. I have never seen over acting this hilarious. Uma Thurman on the other hand...Well, her overacting was just painful. She overacts and underacts giving a downright dreadful performance (She would make up for it in Kill Bill however) Alicia Silverstone was down right horrible as Bat Girl. On the other hand, I always found Bat Girl to be an annoying character, so maybe she did well.

    The script was laughable at best. "This is why Superman works alone", "Tonight's forecast; A freeze is coming!" "Stay cool, Birdboy!" I mean seriously? Can you believe this is the same guy who wrote the script for Lost Boys?

    Batman & Robin could have been an enjoyable experience for me. Not good, God no, but enjoyable. Unfortunatley, it's utter disrespect for the characters ruined what could have been a great horrible film, and turned it into an all around horrible film. I will NEVER forgive Joel Schumacher for what he did!
  • October 30, 2011
    tried to have everything that was expected of a batman movie, failed, very miserably, a very low point in Schwarzenegger's career, I'm glad Christopher Nolan is doing the franchise a world of good now.

Critic Reviews

Joe Morgenstern
June 18, 2014
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Of all modern Batmans, George Clooney bears the closest physical resemblance to the comic-book hero, but there isn't much to say about his performance because there isn't much performance to discuss. Full Review

Michael Wilmington
June 18, 2014
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

The movie has its entertaining flashes, but there's too much bat-jive and bat-hokum. Full Review

Rita Kempley
June 18, 2014
Rita Kempley, Washington Post

In terms of new twists or narrative momentum. Poison Ivy, the sinuous villainess, is the only relief from the onslaught of spoofy humor, special effects and meaningless comic book mayhem. Full Review

Steven Rea
June 18, 2014
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

[A] loud, long and pointless spectacle. Full Review

Jay Boyar
June 18, 2014
Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

Batman & Robin won't kill the popular series, but it ought to slow it down a tad. Full Review

Dave Kehr
June 18, 2014
Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

There's plenty to look at but nothing to feel. Full Review

Keith Phipps
June 18, 2014
Keith Phipps, AV Club

The fourth installment of the lucrative Batman series is the weakest yet, but anyone not expecting that after 1995's Batman Forever will probably be too dazed by all the bright lights in the theater l... Full Review

John Hartl
June 18, 2014
John Hartl, Seattle Times

Fourth time's not the charm in this rambling sequel, which gets off to a roaring start, then quite literally crashes. Full Review

Gene Siskel
June 18, 2014
Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

A sniggering, exhausting, overproduced extravaganza that has virtually all of the humanity pounded out of it in the name of an endless parade of stunt sequences. Full Review

David Ansen
June 18, 2014
David Ansen, Newsweek

Noisy, campy, overproduced, it's abdicated all solemnity in pursuit of a boom-kaboom videogame esthetic. Full Review

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    • Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley: I probably should've mentioned this earlier, I'm poison
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Never leave the cave without it!
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: One Million.
    • Robin/Dick Grayson: Two Million.
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You don't have it, three million.
    • Robin/Dick Grayson: I'll borrow it from you, four million.
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Five million.
    • Robin/Dick Grayson: That's a utility belt, not a money belt, six million.
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Seven million. Never leave the cave without it.
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I love you old man.
    • Alfred Pennyworth: And I love you too.
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Freeze, You're mad!
    • Robin/Dick Grayson: I want a car! Chicks dig the car.
    • Batman/Bruce Wayne: This is why Superman works alone.

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