Batman and Robin

Batman and Robin

Joel Schumacher (1997)

PG Certificate


Our Score
With the Batman franchise looking decidedly tired, Caped Crusader Mark 3 was introduced in the shape of George Clooney, who was at the height of his ER popularity, in an attempt to pep up the flagging formula. The rugged former TV medic doesn't disgrace himself in this wild special-effects extravaganza that is as close to a cartoon adventure as director Joel Schumacher could get. There's a decidedly two-dimensional Arnold Schwarzenegger as a heavily accented Mr Freeze, while Uma Thurman gave birth to a million copycat hairstyles as seductive villainess Poison Ivy. Schumacher piles on the action, but this is still the least satisfying entry in the series.


The caped crusader and his sidekick take on the villainous Mr Freeze, who plans to destroy Gotham City with an icy doomsday weapon unless his demands are met. The dynamic duo also have to contend with femme fatale Poison Ivy, who is determined to drive a wedge between them. Comic-book adventure, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and Chris O'Donnell.

Cast & Crew

Batman / Bruce Wayne George Clooney
Mr Freeze / Dr Victor Fries Arnold Schwarzenegger
Robin / Dick Grayson Chris O'Donnell
Poison Ivy / Pamela Isley Uma Thurman
Batgirl / Barbara Wilson Alicia Silverstone
Alfred Pennyworth Michael Gough
Commissioner Gordon Pat Hingle
Dr Jason Woodrue John Glover
Julie Madison Elle Macpherson
Ms B Haven Vivica A Fox
Nora Fries Vendela K Thommessen
Gossip Gerty Elizabeth Sanders
Bane Jeep Swenson
Arkham Asylum guard Jesse Ventura
Arkham Asylum guard Ralf Moeller
Banker Coolio
Spike Nicky Katt
Director Joel Schumacher
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Other Information

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