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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 9 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The buildup is steadily engrossing. That's because Nolan keeps the emphasis on character, not gadgets. Gotham looks lived in, not art-directed. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Best of all, there's just the pleasure of seeing something that's both fantastic to the eye and emotionally dimensional. This is how to make action movies. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The early going -- say, an hour -- is spent in a fatigued daze. A few powerful jabs eventually punch things up. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Batman Begins summons up moments of great eloquence and power. If only its cast of characters was as fully inhabited as its turbulent city. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Burton gives us SuperDude; Nolan gives us Sir Subdued. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    What you get out of Batman Begins depends on what you bring to it. It is the most faithful to the origins of the comic strip and it sets up a series very different from the four made by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher between 1989 and 1997. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    For Christopher Nolan to turn Batman Begins into such a smart, gritty, brooding, visceral experience is astonishing. Truly, Batman does begin again. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the Batman movie I've been waiting for; more correctly, this is the movie I did not realize I was waiting for, because I didn't realize that more emphasis on story and character and less emphasis on high-tech action was just what was needed. The movie works dramatically in addition to being an entertainment. There's something to it. show more

  • 100
    New York Post

    A great movie, period. It's great because it's so real. show more

  • 100
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    For the first time since "X-Men," I was on the edge of my seat anticipating a sequel, wondering who'd play the Joker and how quickly Nolan - it must be Nolan! - can bring the next chapter of this story to the screen. show more

  • June 07, 2011 Dry Master
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    Pretty good.Great Christopher Nolon

  • March 21, 2011 danielbills8800
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    Revised movie franchise by Christopher Nolan was a smash hit and a likable4 movie by fans of the hit comic book hero and critics alike! Alas! I enjoyed this fast paced well acted superbly directed first rate movie. Bale plays bruce wayne/Batman so well I had to just sit on my edge of my seat! Well crafted movie with first rate cinematography. this movie cried out for Oscar so well, I wanted it to be a nominated film. Great looking sets and decorated sets. this film had the right feeling of a first rate box office champ. a 5 star movie in my book! Nolan thank you for bringing this to the big screens.

  • September 30, 2009 Wmac212
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    When I heard there was a Batman movie coming out in 2005 I was excited. When I finish sawing it I thought it was good movie but to me it wasn't the batman movie I wanted untile Dark Knight but I will give it 3 out of 5.

  • January 23, 2009 SalahMander10
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    bat man Begins was my favorite movie until they opened the dark knight but this movie is definetly FIVE STARS

  • August 05, 2008 Yoda1296
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    The Dark Night Was Better

  • July 22, 2008 DinoE6
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    It was pretty good but kinda confusing...

  • July 18, 2008 moviedirector23
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    ok movie but the dark knight was way better

  • July 05, 2008 cubbyduke
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  • June 05, 2008 meenakshim28
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    good movie............

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