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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?


Val Kilmer learned he was the new Batman while he was literally in a bat cave in Africa, doing research for The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) He accepted the role without reading the script. See more »


Before Bruce arrives at Chase's office to show her the riddles he had been receiving, we see him get out of his car, walk up the stairs, and break Chase's door down. He does not have the riddles in his hand until he is ready to ask her about them, and they are way too big and bulky to have fit into his pocket. 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

Crews of three separate units are listed, under a pair vaguely identified as "Unit #1" and "Unit #2" as well as an "Underwater Unit" See more »


The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
Written by Smokey Robinson
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Jim Carrey stole the show
23 July 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Some people talk about "the stick of straw that broke the camel's back", meaning when something reached the tipping point. So when did the Batman franchise go bad? Well, "Batman Forever" was getting silly, but it still had Jim Carrey to steal the show as The Riddler ("Batman and Robin" had about as many good qualities as a barrel of toxic waste). Personally, I don't know why they had to have Batman (Val Kilmer) going through therapy; remove that and he still would have been a cool superhero with neat gadgets. Tommy Lee Jones wasn't bad as Two-Face. Nicole Kidman and Chris O'Donnell, as Dr. Chase Meridian and Robin, respectively, didn't really add anything.

Overall, the point is that when Joel Schumacher took over directing, the franchise went downhill. Part of the problem was that while Tim Burton created an eerie Gotham City that looked like New York in the 1940s, Joel Schumacher created a Gotham City that looked like it was trying too hard to be "Blade Runner".

So, the franchise starting getting stale with this one, but Jim Carrey kept the movie from being unwatchable. As Edward Nygma, one of Bruce Wayne's employees, he had some great lines. In the movie, Nygma proposes a device that rests atop TV sets and reads peoples' minds, but Wayne rejects it, considering it too dangerous. Thus, Nygma becomes The Riddler, and he's the best character in the movie.

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