• Released
  • June 15, 2005
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 5,910 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Explores the origins of the Batman legend & the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good.

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Critic Ratings

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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A confidently original, engrossing interpretation.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
For Christopher Nolan to turn Batman Begins into such a smart, gritty, brooding, visceral experience is astonishing. Truly, Batman does...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Batman Begins, Christian Bale gives us the best Bruce Wayne that has ever graced the screen.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The buildup is steadily engrossing. That's because Nolan keeps the emphasis on character, not gadgets. Gotham looks lived in, not...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Burton gives us SuperDude; Nolan gives us Sir Subdued.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The early going -- say, an hour -- is spent in a fatigued daze. A few powerful jabs eventually punch things up.
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Fav of the series

By gapennington847
This movie was the best of the whole series. It always kept me into it to see what happened next. I'm a huge batman fan, and this one was my fav BY FAR!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
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