Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) share the screen in this Warner Bros./DC Entertainment co-production penned by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio, and directed by Zack Snyder. Amy Adams and Diane Lane return as Lois Lane and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 23, 2016
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2016
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a potentially powerful story -- and some of America's most iconic superheroes -- in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.

Will Leitch
The New Republic

A movie that beats you into submission and makes you wonder if the sun will ever come out again.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

If only the film actually had depth, along with a little levity to lighten the bulk in the script, the visual murk and the sonic overkill.

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Abby Olcese

Ultimately, Batman v. Superman is a film with no real reason for being, other than to usher in the next round of DC Universe films, and to provide a bunch of explosions.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.

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Chris Klimek

A ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a movie scored by a choir that sounds like it's being drowned in lava.

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Julia Alexander

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is such a bleak, disorienting and incoherent mess that despite the few promising moments that sporadically appear, it's nearly impossible to enjoy.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

When in doubt, [Snyder] simply slings another ingredient into the mix, be it an irradiated monster, an explosion on government premises, or the sharp smack of masonry on skull.

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Bob Mondello

It's freighted not so much with entertainment value as it is with enough talk of fallen gods, absent parents, and dissolute heroes to fuel a Greek tragedy. And ... director Zack Snyder seems convinced that that's what he's making.

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Aramide Tinubu
Shadow and Act

There is much to claw through here, so much so that the audience might easily find themselves exhausted from the overall aggression of the film. However, a lot of the story does work. The action is good, and the emotion feels real most of the time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Ah the trump card in the DC universe, the main player, the saviour, the movie to bring everything together and utterly destroy Marvel once and for all (well… More
familiar stranger
Wasn't as bad as I'd expected. Unlike I'd feared, its long runtime did not work as a spoilsport and I was hardly distracted/irritated throughout… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The biggest problem with this bloated, exhausting movie is that it sinks trying so desperately to bite off (so much) more than it can chew, with a convoluted… More
Kevin M. Williams
What's wrong with this film? Marvel. Yeah. They went and stole DC'S thunder when DC had the whole superhero thing in their back pocket. This effort is… More
Christian C
Exceptional. Without question, the best Batman or Superman movie of the last 25 years excluding only Heath Ledger's "The Dark Knight" of 2008.… More
JY Skacto
Zack Snyder clashes some titans in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Starting with a good point of view on an event already passed, the 150 minute story… More