Batman: Year One
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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 corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in! Don't miss this thrilling DC Universe Animated Original Movie based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller and featuring two-time Emmy (R) Award winner Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"The movie looks great, with a moody use of shadows and darkness and dreary, lowdown locations."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"For a story constructed out of choppy slices, this is probably the most unified of the DC animated features."
‑ Sean Axmaker, MSN.com
"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."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, UGO
"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."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"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."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Not just Batman's tale, but it's also Commissioner Gordon's tale..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The graphic novel, as they say, is always better but this animated adaptation of the 1980s comic isn't half bad . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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