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3,808 Ratings


Directed by Tim Burton
United States, United Kingdom, 1989
Action, Fantasy


Gotham City’s caped crusader Batman begins his war on crime with his arch-enemy, the maniacal Joker. A clownish criminal who has seized control of the city’s underworld.

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Batman Directed by Tim Burton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

BAFTA Awards

1990 | 6 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1990 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1990 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

Critics reviews

But even if we can’t help but see Batman in the shadow of Nolan’s trilogy these days, it’s still possible to see them as two sides of the same morbid coin—two fascinatingly different interpretations of the same material, drawing strikingly similar conclusions using wholly different means.
June 23, 2014
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Even though the film is composed with objects made from preexisting entities, I wouldn’t permit myself to describe them with the word ‘culture’ (cinephilic or other), since this word here would loose its sense. The ensemble is something that’s unique, a creation of a dream, where the citations, the references, and the winks become sublime.
September 01, 1989
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