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Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 16 June 1995 (USA)
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Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.


Joel Schumacher


Bob Kane (characters), Lee Batchler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Tommy Lee Jones ... Harvey Two-Face / Harvey Dent
Jim Carrey ... Riddler / Edward Nygma
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Chase Meridian
Chris O'Donnell ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Michael Gough ... Alfred Pennyworth
Pat Hingle ... Commissioner Gordon
Drew Barrymore ... Sugar
Debi Mazar ... Spice
Elizabeth Sanders Elizabeth Sanders ... Gossip Gerty
Rene Auberjonois ... Dr. Burton
Joe Grifasi ... Bank Guard
Philip Moon ... Male Newscaster
Jessica Tuck ... Female Newscaster
Dennis Paladino Dennis Paladino ... Crime Boss Moroni


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Courage Now, Truth Always, Batman Forever! See more »


Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »


(at around 56 mins) When The Riddler tells Two-Face the bargain, Two-Face gives him the "heads, we accept", and "tails, we decline" speech. He then tosses his coin into the air. We then get a close-up shot of the coin. But when it is coming back down, it is clear that it lands on tails, not heads. But, traditionally a coin flip involves catching, covering and flipping the coin again, so we see heads down, which would flip to heads up and Two-Face accepting. See more »


The Riddler: [after shooting down the Batplane] I hope they can find the little black box.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Finally passed uncut in the UK by the BBFC for the two-disc special edition DVD in 2005, with an upgrade from a PG certificate to a 12 certificate. See more »


Kiss From A Rose
Written by Seal
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by Seal
Courtesy of ZTT Record Limited/Warner Music UK Limited/Warner Bros.
Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Where is keaton and burton when you need them?
2 December 2000 | by modiusSee all my reviews

I liked the first two batman movies, they were very, very dark, broodish and more in line to the actual dark comic book style. Burton is an amazing director and brought the best out of Keaton(when batman was out he became the coolest man around - and now he's not even given an eyelid!).

So what went wrong with this film. Was is Schumacher? Apparantly Keaton had doubts over wanting to do another Batman movie and after meeting Schumacher dropped out. It is amazing that such an actor can be put off a film such as this. But after seeing the film I can see why.

The film starts off pretty well, a helicopter crash into a statue of libery look-a-like - with Batman trapped inside, struggling to get outside before it crashed and blew up - it kinda took me back to old James Bond movies. The background song "Kiss from a Rose" provided by Seal is romantically well placed - but it isn't in the same OTT style as the film - unlike the U2 version.

The film lacks anything other than a flimsy plot of revenge. Batman (played by a boring, Val Kilmer) plays master to a vengeful Robin who wants revenge on a flat villan, Two-Face (underplayed by Tommy Lee Jones), who is working with the Riddler - played by an OTT Jim Carrey (I personally would have gone for Robin Williams, but I guess Williams is too old - he's probably fits "the Mad Hatter" rather than the Riddler).

I know Carrey was payed MegaBucks to carry this flimsy film, but this is no reason to make him the only star of this film. Why, when Carrey gets all the minds off tv-zombies, doesn't realize Batman's true identity sooner is beyond me.

Carrey's character is never explained properly, why is eccentric? OK - he never got praise for his work, but if you didn't get praise for your job you don't come crazy and wear green spandex overnight do you?

This film is pretty poor compared to the previous versions, Nicole Kidman although looking pretty - figures out Batman's true identity far too quickly. She's supposed to be head strong, but instead comes across as a dasmel in distress.

Overall I suggest you return to the old versions. And I would suggest avoiding the PAINFUL Clooney version: Batman and Robin.

Overall: 4/10

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Release Date:

16 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman 3 See more »


Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,784,433, 18 June 1995

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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