Batman Forever

Batman Forever

Joel Schumacher (1995)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Although it performed well at the box office, the critics were less than convinced by the gloomy turn taken by Batman Returns. So, when Tim Burton said no to a third outing, Warners brought in the flamboyant Joel Schumacher. As a result, this entry is nowhere near as dark as its predecessors, even though the brooding Val Kilmer took over the Dark Knight's mantle from Michael Keaton. However, it's easily the funniest and the fastest in the series, with the action hurtling along at a breakneck pace. Throw in stylish special effects from a team that includes the legendary John Dykstra and Oscar-nominated photography from Stephen Goldblatt, and you have a rousingly undemanding piece of popcorn fodder.


The masked crimefighter takes on the twin threats of disfigured maniac Two-Face and insane genius the Riddler, who are plotting to control the brains of the entire world. Meanwhile, an acrobat whose family has been murdered by Two-Face steps up to join Batman in his fight against evil. Superhero adventure sequel, starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and Chris O'Donnell.

Cast & Crew

Batman / Bruce Wayne Val Kilmer
Harvey Two-Face / Harvey Dent Tommy Lee Jones
The Riddler / Edward Nygma Jim Carrey
Dr Chase Meridian Nicole Kidman
Robin / Dick Grayson Chris O'Donnell
Alfred Pennyworth Michael Gough
Commissioner James Gordon Pat Hingle
Spice Debi Mazar
Sugar Drew Barrymore
Fred Stickley Ed Begley Jr
Dr Burton René Auberjonois
Gang leader Don "The Dragon" Wilson
Director Joel Schumacher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 May 2019