Batman: Year One
Batman: Year One (2011)

When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justicebut on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score
86%
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User Score
79%



Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

The movie looks great, with a moody use of shadows and darkness and dreary, lowdown locations.

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Sean Axmaker
MSN.com

For a story constructed out of choppy slices, this is probably the most unified of the DC animated features.

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Jordan Hoffman
UGO

Marital infidelity, child prostitution and civic corruption are bluntly (although tastefully) displayed - it just so happens that there's also a guy zipping around town in a bat suit.

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

A stale adaptation of the classic Frank Miller comic. The film drowns in bad voice work and lacks the visual nuances found in the original story.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Batman: Year One adapts Frank Miller's tale with excellent animation and first-rate voice work from a talented cast, finding a nice balance between human moments and exciting action sequences.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Not just Batman's tale, but it's also Commissioner Gordon's tale...

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The graphic novel, as they say, is always better but this animated adaptation of the 1980s comic isn't half bad . . .

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
The quality and excitement it stirred up by Batman: Year One hasn't been this intense since Mask Of The Phantasm. It's a relief to find that it is a… More
Matt Goodman
Wow.
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Josh Lewis
Not as good as "Under the Red Hood", but certainly not bad either. I'm kind of indifferent on this one. It clearly continues the darker, more… More
Melvin White
Batman: Ladies, gentlemen, you've eaten well. You've eaten Gotham's wealth. Its spirit. But your feast is nearly over. From this moment on, none… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From… More