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Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  16 June 1995 (USA)
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Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.



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The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face incorrectly believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side; he has unleashed a reign of terror on the good people of Gotham. Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne's knowledge of his other identity. Batman/Wayne is/are the love focus of Dr. Chase Meridan. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin the Boy Wonder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Courage now, truth always....

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman 3  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,703,430 (UK) (14 July 1995)


$184,031,112 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one point, when Tim Burton was going to direct he was going to cast Brad Dourif as The Scarecrow. See more »


When the Riddler and Two Face break into Wayne Manor and knock Alfred to the floor the tray of candy falls blocking the door, Alfred's hand moves the tray away so that the Riddler can open the door. See more »


[first lines]
Alfred Pennyworth: Can I persuade you to take a sandwich with you, sir?
Batman: I'll get drive-thru.
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Crazy Credits

Unlike the two Batman films that came before, this one actually plays most of the opening credits over the opening action scene of the movie (the earlier two films had a dedicated opening credits scene.) See more »


References The Goonies (1985) See more »


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The beginning of the end
14 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Batman forever fails to follow in the footsteps of the first 2 movies, after Tim Burton and Michael Keaton were replaced with with Joel Schumacher and Val Kilmer. Schumachers approach is too comical and Gotham has lost the sinister ora that Burton created, Val Kilmer is OK as the bat, and he certainly helps save the film from total disaster.

All the other characters are new, Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) brings sex appeal, but her character delivers little more. Chris O'Donnell is introduced as Robin, and his martial arts antics do add something to the film. Tommy Lee Jones plays Two-Face and as usual his performance is decent, but the star of the show is Jim Carrey as the Riddler; his performance is both camp and eccentric, and it hits the mark brilliantly.

The problem with the movie, although i did enjoy it, is the total change in style; the backdrop of Gotham city is no longer dark and Gothic and the series is moving away from Batmans comic roots.

This was the beginning of the end, and it was followed by Batman and Robin. Thank god for Batman Begins.


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