Batman Begins
Batman Begins (2005)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brooding and dark, but also exciting and smart, Batman Begins is a film that understands the essence of one of the definitive superheroes.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Here's how any great franchise should start: with care, precision and delicately wrought atmosphere.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Batman Begins isn't a terrible film, it simply isn't that good. Overly long, vaguely goofy in places, and straining for gravity and dignity, it's the dignity part that is hard.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Batman Begins summons up moments of great eloquence and power. If only its cast of characters was as fully inhabited as its turbulent city.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

A nonstarter.

Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... Nolan gets the character right: Bruce Wayne is the secret identity and Batman is the real persona.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

A rousing, reverent, often brilliant re-creation of a seminal comics character.

Jess Lomas

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Hands down the best "reboot" movie of all time, this one has it all. Nolan takes great care in setting up the backstory of the Caped Crusader in the… More
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Batman Begins re-established the Batman franchise as something that can deliver the blockbuster goods while also delivering a grounded and human story that… More
Eugene Bernabe
The first chapter in the proposed "Dark Knight Trilogy" is dark, compelling, and articulate. Christopher Nolan's marvelous input to the origins… More
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I love action and I love Christian Bale. This film won't disappoint!
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[img][/img] Christopher Nolan proved with Batman Begins for the first time that he understood… More