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Batman Begins


Genre :

Superhero, Action

Release Date :

June 15, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Christopher Nolan

Starring :

Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

4.5 of 5

“..this Batman is a good solid action packed movie and kept my interest..”
by Andrew Casertano [The Cinema Source]
2 of 4

“..the first cinematic iteration to truly get underneath the cape and cowl...”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
9 of 10

“..one of the best films of 2005..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
8 of 10

“..more than merely an entertaining blockbuster about a man in a cape..”
by Anton Bitel [Movie Gazette]
4 of 5

“..looks set to bring about a rejuvenated Batman franchise..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2.5 of 5

by Steven Chupnick [MovieWeb]
“..Christopher Nolan can claim to have taken Batman back to his roots..”
by Shawn Fitzgerald [MusicOMH]
8 of 10

“..by far the best of the superhero movies..”
by Tony Medley [Tony Medley]
4.5 of 5

by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..Batman does begin again..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
8 of 10

“..Batman Begins is just about the perfect summer movie...”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
5 of 5

“..Batman Begins digs deep and ends up exceeding our every expectation..”
by Rob Vaux [Flipside Movie Emporium]
“..a more rugged, robust, athletic picture than Burton's two contributions to the franchise, and ultimately a more compelling one...”
by Scott Foundas [L.A. Weekly]
4 of 5

“..a good re-start to the franchise and definitely a movie I'd like to see a sequel for..”
by Sujit 'Chief' Chawla [Wolfpack Productions]
5 of 5

“..A decent story, beautiful sets, topnotch acting - "Batman Begins" has it all...”
by Rebecca Murray [About]
5 of 5

“..a breathless piece of entertainment that takes the comic book genre and filmmaking to new heights..”
by Ron Henriques [Latino Review]
5 of 5

“..A bold and brilliant superhero movie..”
by Nev Pierce [BBC Films]
by David Edwards [London Daily Mirror]
6.5 of 10
Reviewed by Chuck Schwartz [The Cranky Critic]
6 of 10
Reviewed by Daniel Auty [The Spinning Image]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Reviewed by David Denby [The New Yorker]

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