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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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The superhero world needed better storytelling, a comic touch and more than a few rays of sunshine. The story is crippled by special effects from start to finish.

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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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Wildly overstuffed and oddly slapdash, filled with characters and sequences that serve little purpose other than to set up a 'cinematic universe.'

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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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It wants to be a lot of things, and it keeps on falling short; but it's not afraid to go Very Big in its attempts to return to the idea of superheroes as modern mythology.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
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
Mark Hobin
Batman v Superman should have been an engaging character study, but it's overstuffed - crowded with actors, jammed with plot, packed with mayhem. Look at… 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
Pierluigi Puccini
When hollywood, in all their lurid cash-in policy, again throws away their money and the dignity of DC comics' biggest characters at the feet of a… 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?
Josh Lewis
In terms of spectacle and action Batman v Superman mostly delivers the goods, but in terms of narrative excellence, it is simultaneously plodding and just plain… More