MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 265 this week

Batman & Robin (1997)

 -  Action | Crime | Fantasy  -  20 June 1997 (USA)
3.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.6/10 from 151,449 users   Metascore: 28/100
Reviews: 952 user | 166 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(Batman characters),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Batman & Robin (1997)

Batman & Robin (1997) on IMDb 3.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Batman & Robin.

User Polls

5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer
Catwoman (2004)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof
Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

Director: Stephen Norrington
Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A cop is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent enemy who is loose in a nonviolent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
District B13 (2004)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Director: Pierre Morel
Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario
Hancock (2008)
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who's trying to repair his image.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
Fantastic Four I (2005)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom

Director: Tim Story
Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans
Judge Dredd (1995)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes.

Director: Danny Cannon
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selena and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Director: Len Wiseman
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen
Underworld (2003)
Action | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.

Director: Len Wiseman
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nora Fries (as Vendela K. Thommessen)
Elizabeth Sanders ...
...
John Fink ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal. Written by FilmFanUk

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

freeze | gotham | disease | sidekick | death | See more »

Taglines:

Strength. Courage. Honor. And loyalty. On June 20, it ALL comes together...

Genres:

Action | Crime | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman 4  »

Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,872,606 (USA) (20 June 1997)

Gross:

$107,285,004 (USA) (19 September 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Between the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher series and the Christopher Nolan series, this is the only Batman sequel directed by the same director in which Batman/Bruce Wayne is recast with a different actor (due to fact that in the previous film, Batman Forever (1995), also directed by Schumacher, the role was played by Val Kilmer, whereas in this film, he is played by George Clooney). The only characters whose actors from the previous film returned to this one are Robin/Dick Grayson (Chris O'Donnell), Alfred (Michael Gough) and Commissioner Gordon (Pat Hingle). Michael Keaton played Batman in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), which were directed by Burton and Christian Bale took over for Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which were directed by Nolan. See more »

Goofs

During the standoff between Ivy and Batgirl, Robin emerges briefly from the pool of water, before being pulled back in. This footage was obviously not filmed at the time but added later on - its actually footage of Robin getting out of the pool once the fight is over which has been played then reversed to make it seem like a full movement. See more »

Quotes

Poison Ivy: Hi there.
Robin: [walks over to Ivy] Is your thumb the only part of you that's green?
Poison Ivy: You will just *have* to find out!
Robin: I want us to be together but, I also wanna make sure your serious about turning over a new leaf...
Robin: [sits down beside her] I need a sign.
Poison Ivy: How about 'Slippery when Wet'?
Robin: Of trust. Tell me your plan.
Poison Ivy: Kiss me and I'll tell you.
Robin: Tell me and I'll kiss you.
Poison Ivy: Freeze has taken the new telescope and turned it into a giant freezing-gun. He's about to turn Gotham into an icecube.
[...]
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Borderlands 2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Moaner
Written by Underworld
Produced by Rick Smith
Performed by Underworld
Courtesy of Junior Boy's Own
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Holy Cr**py Movie Batman!!!!!
31 August 2004 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

This is the most disappointing movie in the history of film for me.

A 2 out of 10 is generous. I should give it a zero strictly based on the Bat Credit Card scene.

Every single individual whether it be producers, director, writer or actors (minus Chris O'Donnell) should be "Bat-Whipped" for this piece of junk. This is your typical "absolutely cannot fail" franchise in film getting raped by studio execs making critical content decisions about a film when they have no talent to do so. Batman is popular simply because of the comic book not because of that retarded TV show starring Adam West, but this movie is more fashioned after that campy trash. This was nothing but a slap in the face to every true fan of the Batman. The direction of Joel Schumacher was deplorable. The set designs looked cheap (the ice looked and acted like dried craft glue) and were visually painful, especially the overuse of the red neon hue in many scenes. The digital effects were OK but often over done. The production cost was extensive, and I wonder what percentage of the budget went to the salaries of Arnold, George, Uma and Alicia. I'm sure it was high. I know Arnold got $20 million, so the percentage had to be fairly high. Well, everyone one of them needed to give back large portions of their salaries because their performances were atrocious. Alicia Silverstone needs to give her entire salary back. Hers was probably one the worst performances ever in a major motion picture. Arnold can't act anyway so I wasn't really expecting much, but I was disappointed when I heard he was cast as Freeze because he in no way fits that character. Freeze was a scientist and when I look at Arnold my first thought is not "Scientist". Ben Kingsly or Patrick Stewart would have fit better. Uma, who is normally a credible actress, was too "drama queen" which made it hard to immerse yourself in scenes she was in. Clooney was totally miscast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. I mean it's hard not to laugh when Batman is shorter than Robin. George like Uma was too overly dramatic, especially in scenes with Alfred, which made it hard to take him seriously. Chris O'Donnell was really the only actor that seemed real. With all that, I would have to say the overwhelmingly worst part of this movie was the script. Akiva Goldsman should have been banned from Hollywood after this script. It was a completely brainless jumbled mess. The story, which was pitiful at best, gets completely lost in entirely too many characters. It was so frustrating seeing the origins of certain characters ripped too shreds as Goldsman attempted to jam them into the script. Batgirl, who should have never been in this film in the first place, was changed from Commissioner Gordon's daughter to Alfred's niece, which made absolutely no sense. In an attempt, to explain why Freeze was so muscular it was explained he was an Olympic gymnast. How freakin' stupid is that? Gymnasts by necessity need to be small in stature to perform well in gymnastics and Arnold is enormous. Goldsman's use of dialogue was highly irritating consisting of nothing but one juvenile one-liner after another after another after another. One other thing that really irritated me was the complete mishandling and waste of the character Bane. Bane is a much more complex and vicious villain in the comics, and this movie version with Bane reduces him to a mindless henchman. Bane deserves much more character development than he received in B&R. The same thing happened in Forever, when one of the most highly complex and interesting villains in the comics, Two-Face, got reduced to second billing. Note to Warner Bros. stop screwing with Batman he can sell himself, and stop trying to cram so many characters into the films, and understand nobody wants to see a Campy Caped Crusader.


299 of 424 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Joel Schumacher's problem as a filmmaker glynis23-282-577521
Tim burton leonwatson79
Schumacher tried to make it as crap as possible glynis23-282-577521
Why is Joel Schumacher still to blame? glynis23-282-577521
Still better than Batman Begins... peter_luke
Better than Batman Forever? JFarnsy
Discuss Batman & Robin (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page