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Batman Forever (1995)

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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 & 22 nominations. See more awards »



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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


Half a face and some riddles ain't nothing for the Knight. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, 22 June 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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User Reviews

Batman Forever is a great film, Great plot, And better story,
5 February 2012 | by haxleyandrewSee all my reviews

When i had exceptions to see a Batman flick. I wanted to but that awful Batman & Robin franchise which was ruined by Joel Schumacher was not my favorite anymore. Despite the certain changes and lame dialoge in it. But when i had a chance. I saw Batman Forever with my sister and it was awesome.

Batman Forever is a completely different Batman film not because of the way it's made or designed. But because of the way there is no jokes involved and of course how good it really is. But the way Joel Schumacher did this movie is great. I give him praise and respect for being a great director. Plus the script as i would say would count at least for this film too.

But most importantly we have both new villains here and one is The Riddler played by (Jim Carrey) and the other is Two-Face played by (Tommy Lee Jones) and next we have Batman played by (Val Kilmer) and of course Robin played by (Chris O' Donnell) Of course Val Kilmer is better then George Clooney was in Batman & Robin. And who could forget that actor anyways. Trying to be better then Val Kilmer. Well i have 2 words for George Clooney, He is not better, Nor does his performance entertain. It's horrible and because Val Kilmer is better then him I'm not gonna talk about George Clooney anymore or Batgirl for that matter.

The Riddler and Two-Face are loose in Gotham City. Batman and his sidekick Robin must stop them before they escape. However The Riddler is obsessed with riddles and Two-Face must exact his revenge on the city. With their plans and challenges for the heroes Batman and Robin. Nothing is gonna stop them and they will make both heroes pay.

This film's special effects are awesome, A lot of times we don't get to see what actually happens. But then there is something going on. And the CGI was awesome too like in the fight scenes which totally makes this film a great film in my case. So apparently nothing is missing from the effects so it's all good. Because i like it that way.

Two-Face played by Tommy Lee Jones in this film is scary, Yet violent, In this film he deals with both justice and revenge against the boy wonder and in a way. Robin the boy wonder wants his revenge on Two-Face but yet confusing here is that Two-Face has henchmen at his side who wear the same red and black Two-Face masks. I don't get it. Does it simply mean that they were burned or did they really have to wear them. Also why do they use guns that look like lazers. I don't get this either, Is it like they could zap someone with them like Batman or the boy wonder Robin. Because that is some evil henchmen that Two-Face has got.

Also The Riddler played by Jim Carrey is indeed among funny. He has starred in movies like Ace Ventura Pet Detective, The Truman Show, And many more of his films. He recently did a good job in Batman Returns because he would always give people riddles and questions about how evil he is and what he's thinking. So he is smart and he does want to get rid of Batman in order to become evil. But what will it take him and why. That's only up to someone to decide weather his plan will be put into action or not. But still it's amazing too.

Also this film has funny scenes all throughout it. Like some where Batman is taking out the bad guys and also hurting the henchman is amazing and is something to laugh at.

Also if you are a fan then get Batman Forever, A great film for the Budget! Yet this is the best Batman film out there from Joel Schumacher and better then Batman & Robin. A great storyline, Plot, And concept makes this the ultimate film to see of all time.

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