Batman: Year One
Batman: Year One (2011)

When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justicebut on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds… More

Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sergio Benítez

With an extremely short running time, it manages to capture the essence of what made the comic book work so well. [Full review in Spanish]

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Not just Batman's tale, but it's also Commissioner Gordon's tale...

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The graphic novel, as they say, is always better but this animated adaptation of the 1980s comic isn't half bad . . .

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

The movie looks great, with a moody use of shadows and darkness and dreary, lowdown locations.

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Sean Axmaker

For a story constructed out of choppy slices, this is probably the most unified of the DC animated features.

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Jordan Hoffman

Marital infidelity, child prostitution and civic corruption are bluntly (although tastefully) displayed - it just so happens that there's also a guy zipping around town in a bat suit.

R. L. Shaffer

A stale adaptation of the classic Frank Miller comic. The film drowns in bad voice work and lacks the visual nuances found in the original story.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Batman: Year One adapts Frank Miller's tale with excellent animation and first-rate voice work from a talented cast, finding a nice balance between human moments and exciting action sequences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
DC Comics continues to be enthralling in its animated adaptations and Batman: Year One is no different. Displaying crisp animation and gripping sequences, this… More
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Josh Lewis
Not as good as "Under the Red Hood", but certainly not bad either. I'm kind of indifferent on this one. It clearly continues the darker, more… More
Melvin White
Batman: Ladies, gentlemen, you've eaten well. You've eaten Gotham's wealth. Its spirit. But your feast is nearly over. From this moment on, none… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From… More