Picks and Pans Review: Batman

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

No longer just a crime-fighting dilettante, Bruce Wayne in the guise of Michael Keaton becomes the Complex-ridden Crusader in this eerie superhero tale. Jack Nicholson's maniacally funny Joker proves that crime can pay, allowing you to upstage the good guy, dominate the publicity and salt away a goodly fraction of the gross national product.

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