Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

...this first half is essentially throat-clearing before the operatic finale. The pacing seems abrupt and rapid...

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Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page

DC's theatrical releases may be facing a bleak future, but titles like this remind us that their direct-to-video line is alive and well.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Extremely violent animated addition to the Batman story.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

It's highly respectful of the work on which it is based, yet also a solidly entertaining effort in its own right.

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Mark Bell
Film Threat

If you're a Batman fan, just hearing the words The Dark Knight Returns likely gets you excited, so this film was probably already on your radar...

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Beginning with an old and grizzled Batman who has retired, new threats begin to arise, needing the caped crusader to awaken once again to fight the battles… More
Drake Tsui
Unlike "Under the Red Hood" (which was a huge disappointment) TDKR lives up to it's legendary comic-book source. The atmosphere of Miller's… More
Al S
A solidly entertaining adventure that's tremendously respectful to its material. It's a sharp, thrilling and action-packed first part to this two part… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Ask any assortment of fans of the Batman comic books and they will name Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns as one of if not THE best Batman story ever… More
Josh Lewis
Not as good as Under the Red Hood for my money, but a step up from Year One. The plot takes awhile to get going and the lack of a proper back story robs it of… More
Manu Gino
Old heroes never die. They just get darker. Great! Keep em coming Batman! Animation was excellent, the Tone was perfect and when watching this Animated Movie,… More