• Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins

Release Date: June 15th, 2005

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2005

PG-13 |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

A young Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels to the Far East, where he's trained in the martial arts by Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a member of the mysterious League of Shadows. When Ducard reveals the League's true purpose -- the complete destruction of Gotham City -- Wayne returns to Gotham intent on cleaning up the city without resorting to murder. With the help of Alfred (Michael Caine), his loyal butler, and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a tech expert at Wayne Enterprises, Batman is born.

Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genres: Action , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Di Bonaventura Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Police officer, Revenge, Sacrifice, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

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Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)