Batman Begins Synopsis
Explores the origins of the Batman legend & the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good.
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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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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A confidently original, engrossing interpretation.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

By Pauly-Williams
This movie was great. It was way better than all the other batman movies before it...

Batastic Movie

By justmovie
This is a great, herotic movie. Batman Begins is when Batman fights the Scarecrow. This is a Must Go! No questions asked, or have feedback on....

Batman Begins Movie Review

By spencerhutapea
91 out of 100 It's thrilling and suspenseful, smart and exciting. It defines the word of "superhero" that needs no powers to be super. Batman proves that with some nifty gadgets and with a brilliant...


By Legin
Simply wonderful. Well done. Great story, acting, casting. Very enjoyable...


By Phronc
This was a great Dark Knight movie. It really shows where The Batman came from. It is not your Adam West Batman (not that the TV series was bad... hell I grew up on that... where the original "BAM!"...

Not a great Super-hero's a GREAT MOVIE

By batman205
Director Christopher Nolan hits a bulls eye with a serious take on Batman. We follow the journey of Bruce Wayne from the loss of his parents through the personal, physical, and moral struggles he...

A Great film!

By electro1
By Far the Best Batman yet! Christian Bale is amazing and Christopher Nolan did great!...

Batman Begins Movie Review

By Asianfreak
91 out of 100 It's entertaining, smart, exciting. The thrilling legacy of Batman returns to slam more thugs to sleep....


By tinny
Batman Begins is enough to satisfy any Batman lover. It takes the world of comics escpecislly " Year One" and brings it to the magic of the big screen. Any fan of comics should check this out. Even...

Best Batman

By cbstabler
This is the best Batman to ever come out. It has so much action, but also have a great story. Christian Bale is awesome....

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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 Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
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