Batman Begins
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The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the perennially popular comic-book series. The young Bruce Wayne (Gus Lewis) leads a privileged life as the son of wealthy, philanthropist parents, both of whom stress their commitment to improving the lives of the citizens of crime-ridden Gotham City. After his mother and father are murdered by a mugger, however, Wayne grows into an impudent young man (Christian Bale), full of rage and bent on retribution until encouraged by his childhood sweetheart, Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nolan takes an admirable stab at developing a character-driven drama, only to give in to generic action-movie conventions with a blinding, deafening, explosion-laden finale that could have capped off any number of interchangeable Jerry Bruckheimer flicks."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Here's how any great franchise should start: with care, precision and delicately wrought atmosphere."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's a refreshing approach to the genre, even when revisiting years later, in an era inundated with superhero movies where each tries to better the last's visual effects budget."
‑ Jess Lomas, Quickflix
"It may be too scary intense for younger children, but for everyone else Batman Begins is just about the perfect summer movie."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"So much is rich with ingenuity and daring that its constant missteps are exceptionally glaring."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"Batman Begins summons up moments of great eloquence and power. If only its cast of characters was as fully inhabited as its turbulent city."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"A nonstarter."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"If there is one Batman film anyone should see, this is it. It's a superhero film with a dark tone that's very well-written with nothing but incredible actors involved."
‑ Chris Sawin,
"A moody and visually stimulating superhero film, Batman Begins sees the Dark Knight finally giving the treatment and respect he deserves, in what can only be described as one of the greatest re-vamps given to an enduring character."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"An utterly amazing and riveting start to a brand new beginning..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It's not just the birth of Batman we're seeing in this triumphant interpretation, it's also the dawning of Gotham City's age of greed."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A rousing, reverent, often brilliant re-creation of a seminal comics character."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Every so often, it's time to re-boot Batman."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Drained of its color, the franchise rediscovered its valor, landing the caped crusader his finest motion picture effort to date. And the ending? Oh, that ending."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A blast of energy that reinvents the Dark Knight for a new generation of film-goers."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
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