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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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  • 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.
  • September 23, 2011
    Now starring George Clooney as the first title "hero" (as Chris O'Donnell reprises his role as the second), BATMAN & ROBIN is flawed on so many levels: For starters, it makes BATMAN FOREVER, in its mediocrity, look like THE DARK KNIGHT. Second of all, Uma Thurman, for her role a... read mores Poison Ivy, uses the exact (exact!) tactics that Michelle Pfeiffer used for her role as Catwoman in BATMAN RETURNS, and those tactics are surely no longer sexy at all. Third, Arnold Schwarzenegger was poorly, poorly miscast for the role of Mr. Freeze, and it makes him look like a terrible actor--the stupid punning he does throughout the film makes him look even more terrible. Also, BATMAN & ROBIN was Warner Bros.'s idea to veer the "Batman" films into a "family movie" zone. I found it ridiculous that to make it into a family film, they decided they should make the action sequences look corny rather than smooth, and to add in a bunch of childish humor spoken by Robin. In addition to that, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, and Alicia Silverstone need some serious lobotomies. Even if some of their careers are alive again today, this film murdered their acting careers, and I feel so much pity. I could go on and on, but the bottom line, if I hadn't made it clear enough yet, is do not see this film. It is ridiculously stupid and unimaginably terrible.

Critic Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
July 7, 2010
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

By now, the dispatching of various comic-book meanies is the least satisfying part of the deal, no matter how many disco scenes or gizmos are thrown onto the screen. Full Review

Jonathan Rosenbaum
April 16, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Loud, uninspired, and interminable. Full Review

Todd McCarthy
April 16, 2007
Todd McCarthy, Variety

The villains, Arnold Schwarzenegger and especially Uma Thurman in this instance, remain the highlights here, as the rest of the gargantuan production lacks the dash and excitement that would have give... Full Review

January 26, 2006
Time Out

The fourth Bat-flick finds this juvenile franchise running on empty. Full Review

Liam Lacey
November 15, 2002
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

Campy costumes can't disguise the incoherent plot, confused performances and lame script that send this star vehicle spiralling downward. Full Review

Jeff Strickler
November 6, 2002
Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune

[Schumacher's] storytelling is limp, and the characters lack energy. Full Review

Mick LaSalle
July 24, 2001
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

George Clooney is the big zero of the film, and should go down in history as the George Lazenby of the series. Full Review

Jeff Millar
July 24, 2001
Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle

If you like 'em busy, this sequel is for you.

Mike Clark
July 24, 2001
Mike Clark, USA Today

Some nifty celestial surfing and a good finale compensate for a dead midsection.

Susan Stark
July 24, 2001
Susan Stark, Detroit News

Apart from its eye-appeal, though, Batman & Robin is a virtually joyless exercise, a lumbering saga of a city under assault on two fronts. Full Review

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