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Batman

1966
Comedy
Crime
1h 45m
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Avg Percentile 42.14% from 1987 total ratings

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(1987)
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Rated 09 May 2008
65
40th
Never before had I realized the problems that arise when one simply must rid oneself of a bomb.
Rated 02 Jun 2010
80
78th
Criticker thought I'd give this a 40. Criticker does not know me well. This film is often taken seriously, and when taken seriously, it is often taken to be absolute tripe. When you look at this film as a spoof, an all out comedy, it is absolutely hilarious.
Rated 08 Apr 2009
85
93rd
By sending up the campness of its own TV series and becoming a full-blown comedy, this movie is 10 times more entertaining than any of the modern gritty Batman films. Also, it's much easier to pace the movie and get your dialogue scenes out nice and clearly when you're not preoccupied with building up tension and atmosphere all the time. So "Batman: The Movie" is is super-easy to jump into and engage with.
Rated 11 Mar 2017
44
10th
There was a stark difference between television and film in the 1960s. That difference is on display here in what amounts to a 100 minute tv episode. And that contrast is not a good thing (this came out the same year as the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!). Really though, the problem is just that the humor almost never works. It is probably worth seeing just because it's iconic, but it is a chore.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
97th
Next to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight this is the best Batman movie. It is an amazing film starring the real Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward. KAPOW!!!
Rated 27 Jun 2013
77
43rd
BATMAN is perhaps a more significant film than it gets credit for being; in its straight-faced, logic-free absurdity, we can see the germ of parodic genius that would ultimately result in AIRPLANE!, BLACK DYNAMITE, and the like. And in its best moments, it achieves true heights of what-the-fuck hilarity--consider the nobility of the almost-human porpoise. To be fair, it's overlong and repetitive (with sloppy editing), but it's performed with an infectious abandon, especially by the villains.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
89th
If you are a fan of comic books and know anything of the history they have, you will either love this movie, or you are lying about being a fan. This movie represents exactly what comics used to be: a campy and fun adventure with humor and spinning transitions abound. In Batman, you get to see Adam West being who is he really is, because he IS Batman! Awesome!
Rated 01 Nov 2007
66
29th
I think this is fantastic. It uses one of the greatest icons of superherodom to lampoon the genre. I will concede that it drags a bit, though.
Rated 09 Apr 2022
82
77th
It's just so aesthetically coherent - the colors, the outfits, the labels, the conviction and intentionality everyone brings even while being fully aware how absolutely ridiculous every single part of it is. And there's a weird strain of '60s optimism to it, all about how the hope of the world lies in cultures and nations communicating with each other, that's never made fun of even as it's used as the springboard for amazing social satire. Just lots and lots of fun all the way thru.
Rated 05 Feb 2008
95
97th
Masterpiece of camp. 95% of all comedies fail to be as funny.
Rated 01 Jul 2008
8
84th
"Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb." Ab-so-lu-te-ly classic.
Rated 03 Aug 2008
88
81st
Campy goodness
Rated 01 Dec 2009
65
35th
It's always so hard for me to rate campy films such as this. I would be lying if I said this film is not enjoyable, but I would also be lying if I said that it is a good film. It is one of those many films that is just bad enough to be good (at the risk of being hated by every self respecting Batman fan, I also must admit that the kitschy horrid-ness of Schumacher's Batman and Robin falls in the same category of bad-goodness.)
Rated 09 Dec 2012
90
95th
Hilarious and campy in the best ways while being extremely cool and innovative of its own right. One would think the 1960s Batman series and this movie from that era to be terribly outdated and stupid, but that show and this film are really anything but.
Rated 13 Mar 2011
70
65th
Pretty hilarious. All-out, tongue in cheek performances and incredibly silly dialogue/plot makes for camp heaven.
Rated 27 May 2014
75
35th
If only Robin had been more comfortable with being a voyeur, the villains could have been foiled so much sooner!
Rated 12 Dec 2006
90
88th
Aside from the unfunny window cameo, which seems poorly improvised, every line of this movie is brilliantly, carefully crafted with hilarious double entendres. And no one can deliver them like Adam West.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
40
19th
Amusing.
Rated 24 Feb 2017
43
8th
Expected a funny cheese fest, but this is a movie where the joke gets old real fast and the punchline keeps on going. It's stale, it's tedious to watch, and it lacks self awareness to make this entertaining.
Rated 15 Apr 2014
95
91st
Shut it down. Superhero movies hit their apex here.
Rated 29 Jun 2007
80
44th
Pure camp. But brilliant pure camp.
Rated 30 Jun 2007
75
63rd
Bright, polychrome, gloriously comic-booky pop-culture comedy strictly for those who don't take their heroes too seriously. Worth the price of admission just to see Meredith, Romero and Gorshin reprise their delirious performances for the wide screen.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
45th
Somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb!
Rated 14 Dec 2016
60
23rd
I was buying into the camp until the shark. After that, despite some good lines and funny moments, its charm wore off. Not really comparable to other Batman films because its tone is completely different. I thought the acting was ok at least.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
87th
I must have rented this movie every weekend as a kid; it's just indescribable how fun of a movie this is. I based almost all my childhood placing my action figures in like circumstances. Timeless, and that says alot for any film from the 60's. Most of the decade reeked of their fashions, Batman remained golden. Bat-tastic!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
18th
Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
0th
The best Batman movie ever made. It has everything, the Joker, the Penguin, The Riddler, Bat Shark Repellant, suicidal dolphins, and ball point bananas.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
89th
A true camp masterpiece. Adam West delivers his lines with perfection.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
68th
Frank Gorshin is my hero.
Rated 21 Oct 2016
9
92nd
Brilliant camp-comedy, with hammy exposition-soaked dialogue (fully embraced in West's melodramatic lead turn-"their minimum objective must be... the entire world!"), absurd props (bat shark repellent, human dehydrator); hilarious slapstick (see the bomb scene); outrageous plot-points (see the porpoise martyr), terrible fight choreography (see the final boat bash), and too many memorable one-liners to mention (though Robin's increasingly creative "Holy-!" exclamations deserve a shout-out).
Rated 01 Dec 2007
80
50th
Campiest movie ever. Thank god for those noble porpoises.
Rated 03 Mar 2008
50
26th
really bad... but in a very charming way
Rated 26 May 2008
82
67th
Holy scriptlines Batman ! Ironically every good as bit as the later gothic Tim Burton Batman remakes. Comically camp as a row of tents and with a true collection of the original baddies this is one for those of a "certain age" who want a little 60's splendour.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
80
66th
This is classic cheezball adventure. So awesome.
Rated 04 Oct 2008
85
89th
Holy hilarious, Batman! Far from the most believable depiction of The Dark Knight - but easily the most entertaining, campy and quotable (!). "Top 5 funniest movies of all time"-candidate, period.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
75
72nd
Craptacular (and incredibly camp) gold
Rated 19 Dec 2008
85
88th
This single film produced more classic moments than its series: the bomb, the shark, and "Confound it! The batteries are dead!" to name but a few. This film is one in a million, and few comedies have held up so well for so long.
Rated 15 May 2020
100
93rd
Criticker said I would give this a 75. What were they thinking?!
Rated 14 Feb 2009
3
74th
Some sort of strange comedy.
Rated 10 Mar 2013
61
29th
It's Adam West Batman. You can comb this movie for fantastic gifs.
Rated 03 Feb 2018
61
55th
Campy, colourful nonsense of the highest order.
Rated 14 Feb 2013
73
38th
Pretty damn funny but the concept works better as a 20 minute TV show rather than a dragged out 100 minute film. Still, gotta love.
Rated 03 Jul 2009
100
98th
One of the funniest movies ever made.
Rated 15 Dec 2009
82
65th
A rare instance of DELIBERATE camp that works. While not as great as the best of the show, it holds its own. Although Newmar's haughty slinkiness is missed, Meriwether fills out the curves of her fetishwear quite nicely. The rest of the tv cast continue 2 play everything straight& the dialogue is always funnier 4 it. The stand-out however remains a fantastic Gorshin, as a livewire unable 2 contain a maniacal glee not seen since Colin Clive's "It's alive! ALIVE!" bit in the original Frankenstein
Rated 20 Aug 2012
80
78th
Utterly ridiculous, but with its knowing sense of humour and sense of absurdity this turns out to be a great, unserious work that, in an era when this material is portrayed as deeply important, is almost subversive yet lovable. Particular highlights for me are the bizarre non-sequiturs that take place (including the 'porpoise' line) and Frank Gorshin's maniac and scene stealing role as The Riddler.
Rated 18 Dec 2010
35
20th
The opening credits promise pure escapism, unadulterated entertainment, the ridiculous, and the bizarre, and - HOLY KITSCH, BATMAN! - does it deliver. With the campiest sequence of superhero antics ever put on screen. But the important thing is that they own up to the camp, and don't still try to make a serious movie (I'm looking at you, Schumacher). This lies somewhere between the worst superhero film ever made, and the best comedy of all time.
Rated 26 Jan 2011
78
42nd
People taking this movie seriously are really missing the point. It's a comedy. I know there are people who take Batman very seriously, and I like a more serious approach as well. But you have to separate the characters. This Batman is not the same Batman that beats criminals to a pulp. This is just a fun movie and if you don't like it, well, maybe you need to lighten up a little bit and take it for what it's worth.
Rated 24 Aug 2012
15
16th
Feels like a stretched-out episode of the TV show. There are some great campy moments, like the bomb scene, but just not enough material to justify the feature-length running time.
Rated 07 Aug 2011
90
94th
This is amazing. Superheroes in all their campy Silver Age glory, in it's purest most-distilled form. People forget that this how superheroes were portrayed for a significant period of time, and my god, was it amazing.
Rated 11 Dec 2006
20
4th
made me want to kill myself
Rated 20 Jan 2007
85
86th
Everyone loves campy fun with Adam West.
Rated 20 Feb 2024
57
22nd
Well that's one approach to The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader...ULTRA CAMP MODE. I mean wow, I'd seen the memeable bits on the internet (Bat-Shark repellant, can't get rid of a bomb) but sheesh. It's a good pallet cleanser if you find modern superhero films lacking in humour but it just takes the piss too much out of itself.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
90
66th
Incredibly cheesy and silly. But on purpose. I think.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
8
55th
Saw this at a drive-in when it first came out. They brought in the Batmobile on a flat-bed trailer at the end of the movie. A Catwoman who wasn't Julie Newmar or Lee Meriwether handed out "autographed" pictures of Adam West and Burt Ward. It was the '60s, kids! Oh--if you don't like the TV series, stay away from this by all means. But if you like the show, you'll enjoy this mightily.
Rated 11 Jun 2017
40
2nd
Holy low rating Batman! I'm sure glad the new Batman movies have taken a turn in a different direction, a much better direction that is.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
10th
Not just campy but incredibly dull too.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
75th
So delightfully cheap
Rated 14 Aug 2007
40
26th
Campy fun.
Rated 14 Nov 2023
94
96th
Holy Cinematic Perfection Batman!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
33rd
The exploding shark was tits. Be sure to check out the commentary track on this as well. PS-Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
45th
Classic clildhood fare. *biff* *bam* *zop*!
Rated 08 Nov 2023
70
69th
Disguised as the worst film ever, "Batman" is an absurdly and hilariously overblown movie poking fun at superheroes in a gloriously ridiculous, blatantly nonsensical way while at the same time taking carefully orchestrated potshots at the Tower of Babel called UN, parasitical leaders, prudish fanatics offended by violence and sex in films and demonizing people they deem unethical, conforming to the law and police, and using the laws of nature to divide (but breaking them for the sake of action!)
Rated 06 Jun 2013
80
77th
"Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb"
Rated 15 Jun 2012
90
74th
Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!
Rated 30 Aug 2007
70
31st
This is great and unintentionally hilarious! Adam West is so goofy.
Rated 12 Sep 2007
30
3rd
campy, but fun
Rated 13 Oct 2007
79
93rd
Egg + Apple Sauce = United Nations
Rated 20 Sep 2016
77
30th
Just as George Reeves will always be Superman for me, Adam West will always be Batman. There was always something subversive about Silver Age Batman. Tame by today's standards, but that's precisely what I love about it: Batman doesn't need to dangle people off of buildings to fight crime. With Robin by his side, of course Batman can take on the combined forces of his four most deadly foes!
Rated 07 Jun 2012
75
42nd
Oldies but goldies, I liked the creativity of 60's
Rated 08 Feb 2008
78
50th
Just camp. But love Gorshin as The Riddler!
Rated 26 Aug 2016
73
37th
This is s fun, campy version of Batman . Adam West seems to be having a blast playing the tittle role. All the actors playing the villains are also clearly having fun. You must check out this movie if you are a fan of the old television series.
Rated 27 Jul 2008
70
20th
holy ell oh ell batman!
Rated 11 Sep 2008
67
44th
Good for kitsch, but not for quality.
Rated 17 Sep 2008
60
46th
Absolutely cheesy. But at the season was good.
Rated 24 Dec 2021
40
6th
Feeling more like a bloated TV episode than a movie, this is fun for about 20 minutes before the overstated camp, and generally ugly visuals, become tedious and difficult to take - of the cast, Romero is the most fun and it's interesting to note how influential his performance would be on future Joker incarnations; no-one else makes much of an impression, with West particularly flat and dull - a far cry from his self-aware persona that blossomed in the 90s! Worth seeing, but not very enjoyable.
Rated 05 Jun 2013
68
35th
A delightfully cheesy movie featuring the characters the Batman and Robin of the 1960s.
Rated 10 Dec 2008
60
36th
Purely genius camp. I remember seeing this movie countless times growing up, and it never gets old.
Rated 15 Dec 2008
80
85th
Classic.
Rated 19 Dec 2008
70
80th
"Somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb."
Rated 02 Jun 2012
44
10th
youll probably find nothing but mixed reviews for this movie. it pissed me off more than anything, it felt like everyone involved hates batman and makes a complete mockery of his legend. The humor in this movie completly retarded. The jokes are extremly lame. On the plus side everything is very colorfull and has a great look to it, all the characters are awesome, and he fights an exploding shark. The main drag to this movie is the dialog, it was absolulty horrible and i hate the movie for it.
Rated 18 Mar 2009
80
42nd
LOL, this movie sucks cause it's corny but it brings back nice memories of my childhood!
Rated 07 Apr 2009
70
71st
Shark spray, go!
Rated 09 May 2009
70
68th
I <3 you, Adam West....before Family Guy even came out! ::raspberry::
Rated 24 May 2012
73
57th
Some days you just can't get rid of bomb. But you can cave a laugh watching it blow up in your face.
Rated 11 Aug 2009
65
17th
A lot of really hilarious lines, but overall the kitsch feel kind of wears off.
Rated 23 Aug 2009
80
37th
POW!
Rated 05 Sep 2009
70
23rd
Great when stoned.
Rated 26 Dec 2017
46
49th
The villains were so campy it did get some chuckles, but even better is Adam West and Burt Ward. How do you deliver such ridiculous dialogue with a straight face? Had a lot of fun watching. Not meant to be taken seriously.
Rated 13 Dec 2014
40
47th
Camp as Christmas. Despite what some may say, in no way should the Dark Knight Detective be remembered for this type of style, but as childhood fun, it scores points.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
70
29th
Score based purely on nostalgic fondness and has little to do with inherent merits of the film.
Rated 24 Dec 2009
60
4th
Shows its age--and it didn't look that good to begin with.
Rated 30 Dec 2009
23
67th
The true batman
Rated 25 Apr 2010
88
31st
In a time when comic book heroes and movies take themselves way too seriously, this is a breath of fresh air. A fun watch the takes the natural absurdity of superheros and goes crazy with it.
Rated 02 Sep 2014
35
5th
One of the best worst movies I have ever seen. Definitely worth a watch if you are into riffing on terrible movies. "Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
Rated 06 Oct 2010
62
18th
Much more serious than The Dark Knight. Am I serious?
Rated 20 Dec 2010
66
37th
65.625
Rated 26 Dec 2010
90
70th
A must-see for any fan of the Dark Knight. It's wonderful to see how Batman has progressed as a character through film.
Rated 18 Oct 2011
50
2nd
Don't let the rating fool you - this film falls squarely in the "so bad it's good" class. Great for group-riffing a la MST3K.
Rated 27 Nov 2011
70
5th
i love Batman but my god this one was bad, so funny though
Rated 05 Dec 2011
82
92nd
'Bless my dustpan!'

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