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.

Matthew Rozsa
Salon.com

It is without question an important film today, and a quintessential product of the America we inhabit.

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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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Jason Di Rosso
The Final Cut

Zack Snyder is not a subtle director. An understatement, I know. But it's more obvious than ever here.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

As the pair pound away at each other, it's the hapless viewer who's left begging for mercy, battered into submission by Snyder's overbearing direction and Hans Zimmer's bombastic score.

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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
NPR

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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Chris Evangelista
CutPrintFilm

By the time Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice concludes, don't be surprised if you're cranky and exhausted from its hectic, tumultuous conclusion.

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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