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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Piers Marchant
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

For all the film's noise, and thrumming violence, it's pretty hard to care very much about either principal hero.

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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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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Snyder has brought a different edge to the superhero genre, one that questions what drives these men of steel and creatures of the night to do what they do and believe what they believe. There is something to admire in that.

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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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Roxana Hadadi
Chesapeake Family Magazine

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice pits the two titans against each other with beautiful visuals, too many characters, and a borderline nonsensical plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Film Crazy
A self indulgent bore of a movie. A superhero movie that actually makes you wonder who needs saving more! The audience? or the movie itself?