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The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

Animation, Action, Adventure

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

The critical consensus

An entertaining, if frenetic, vehicle for Arnett’s Bale-inspired Bats that packs plenty of laughs.

****(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 04/02/2017

Will Arnett voices a brilliantly gruff, macho, humourless Dark Knight in this expressive, cinematic and subversive Gotham City satire.

****(*)Steve Rose, The Guardian, 04/02/2017

The LEGO Batman Movie delivers a deliriously fun ride that likely to stand up surprisingly well amongst the rest of this year's superhero films.

****(*)Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent, 04/02/2017

It doesn't quite match the exuberant spirit of The LEGO Movie, nor does it have a song to rival 'Everything Is Awesome', but it is still tremendous fun.

****(*)James Mottram, The List, 06/02/2017

A highly quotable, visual treat that’s packed with in-jokes but is entertaining enough on its own terms to work for fans and non-fans alike. The best Batman film in years.

****(*)Jonathan Pile, Empire Online, 07/02/2017

A very silly movie that quietly does its bit in setting moral standards for young audiences.

Manuela Lazic, Little White Lies, 07/02/2017

We all know that the film exists at least partly for merchandising reasons and that it has been very carefully assembled to appeal both to wide-eyed children and their jaded parents. Even so, when it has all been joined together with such gleeful expertise, nobody is likely to complain.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 08/02/2017

A funny, post-modern riff on the entire canon of big and small screen adaptations of the Caped Crusader.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 09/02/2017

Why can’t non-Lego movies be as funny, exciting and weirdly moving as this?

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/02/2017

A hyperactive, helter-skelter comedy, it is often very silly and extremely funny. But it loses steam once the convoluted plot takes over and the relentless pace grows exhausting.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 10/02/2017

The bromance between Batman and the Joker is explored in this knowing kids’ film littered with daft gags.

***(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 12/02/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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