The Batman

critic Reviews

, 85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A grim, gritty, and gripping super-noir, The Batman ranks among the Dark Knight's bleakest -- and most thrillingly ambitious -- live-action outings.
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    Eric FranciscoInverse
    Operatic, simmering, and replete with a smoky noir atmosphere, The Batman is an enthralling package of contradictions.
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    Keith Uhlich(All (Parentheses))
    The film I imagine Ricky Fitts would grow up to make after the events of 'American Beauty.'
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    Liz Shannon MillerConsequence
    What this film does achieve, however, is telling a solid new Batman story, one with some pretty compelling twists and a strong point-of-view on who, exactly, the Caped Crusader is. By default, that makes it one of the better Batman movies ever made.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    Ultimately, this Batman accepts the thankless, death-defying role he’s stepped into, and the sacrifices that go with it. But that choice would be more compelling if it weren’t framed as a tacit acknowledgement of all the inevitable sequels to come...
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The movie’s inability to imagine its superheroes and supervillains with any meaningful psychological identity is of a piece with the failure to imagine ordinary people with any degree of individuality.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    It’s not too surprising that this is Reeves’s film, since the recent Planet of the Apes trilogy is among the most rich, complex, and well-crafted franchises in cinematic history.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    The way that everything is spliced and shaken together, and the mood — and it's definitely a mood — makes this weighty, heavy, sublimely shot, excellently cast, always-engaging blockbuster feel new, and all things Batman with it.
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    Rosalie KicksMovieJawn
    THE BATMAN shows that even the best intentions may inspire mayhem, cause heck this is Gotham.
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    Erick EstradaCinegarage
    And even though at times the movie seems a little too male-centric, in times when this is almost prohibited, it felt good to feel those testosterone punches in such a quality, entertaining film. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Nathaniel RogersThe Film Experience
    How many times can this story be told? Next time pray that the filmmakers aren’t this self-serious about their own vision and that the running time values your time outside of Gotham.
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