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Batman Begins

174 Ratings: 3.6
Christopher Nolan's 2005 film based upon the origins of the DC Comics character.

Batman Begins discards the previous four films in the series and recasts the Caped Crusader as a fearsome avenging angel. That's good news, because the series, which had gotten off to a rousing start under Tim Burton, had gradually dissolved … see full wiki

Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: June 15, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
25 reviews about Batman Begins
review by . July 26, 2012
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*** out of ****    As a child, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) was subjected to not one but two majorly traumatic events. The first was when he fell into the well just outside of his house and was greeted by a swarm of bats at the bottom, causing him to develop a phobia for the animals. The second was when his phobia took over him at an opera that he was attending with his parents, provoking the three of them to step outside, where the mugger Joe Chill was waiting with a loaded …
review by . November 30, 2010
Once upon a time, Batman fans were disappointed with the aftertaste left by the disastrous Joel Schumacher films. A producer named Christopher Nolan heard their cries and decided to take the franchise back to its roots with Batman Begins. He went back to the dark storyline and rich character development that made the first two original batman movies great, as opposed to the campiness and kid-friendliness of the Schumacher movies. Boy did this work.      This is nowhere near …
Quick Tip by . August 30, 2010
Thoroughly engrossing and clear headed retelling of the Dark Knight's origins, making sure all the nails are hammered down, our hero learns from his mistakes and saves a scummy Gotham City. Fantastic.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
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Steller reintroduction to the Dark Knight after an 8 year absnece and showing his roots, his motives and really getting me to care about Batman again.
review by . December 19, 2008
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After the first Batman franchise was driven into the ground by a succession of terrible sequels, it seemed unlikely that there would ever be a respectable Batman film again. But then there came a hope from an unexpected source. Christopher Nolan (director of Following and Memento) wanted to reinvent the character in a more realistic and epic way. He teamed up with screenwriter David S. Goyer (The Blade Trilogy and Dark City) and together they wrote an exceptionally smart screenplay.   …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Best installment of Batman yet. Really deep plot twists and cohesive story that holds together better than ever.
Quick Tip by . July 26, 2010
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Christopher Nolan completely revitalized the Batman franchise. The making of the man was interesting but the culmination of the film seemed to lose the grounding that made the film so compelling from the outset. The scoring definitely made this film.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Most beleivable of the Batmans
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Amazing! One of the best renditions of a Batman movie.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
very good, turning point in the batman series
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
All around beautifully executed.
Quick Tip by . February 23, 2010
Liked it very, very much. I watch a few times in the year.
review by . October 02, 2009
Christian Bale as a Batman who can kick your ass
It goes without saying that Batman and Robin is one of the most loathed comic book movies ever.  I don't hate it as much as others but it's still pretty bad and went a long way in sinking Batmans movie francize the way Batman Returns did in 1992 but in a much different and long lasting way.      It took 8 long years to rebuild Batman and it goes without saying that this one film became by far the best of the series, even bigger then the 89 film and went a long way in wiping …
review by . April 29, 2009
After seeing the last three awful Batman movies I had to be coaxed to see this one. I was very glad that I went. This is not only by far the best Batman movie I have seen but the best comic adaptation film outside of the Spiderman movies!       What always bothered me about Batman and my main sticking point with the Michael Keaton film was that he had all this elaborate equipment and this super high-tech batcave and it was never explained how he got it. Also, you wondered how …
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2009
Fantastic restart of the Batman movies gives plenty of depth to the Dark Knight's origins. Story is disjointed with origin and main plot.
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2009
Christopher Nolan's dark, intelligent take on Batman is closer to the character's comic book roots, yet still adds a lot of depth and style.
review by . November 17, 2008
(To the tune of "Begin the Beguine", but with more verses - it's a long movie after all)     This is the way Batman begins   It brings back the days of comics so clever   It's half over two hours to treasure   Yes, this one will be evergreen     As a youth, bats were his main fear   Haunted him nightly while he was dreaming   He often awoke in his bed screaming   This is the way Batman begins      …
review by . December 17, 2008
Batman Begins is definitely one of the best Batman movies.  It takes us inside Bruce Wayne's life to find out HOW he became batman and how he got all of his cool gadgets.    This movie is so great because it does something that the other Batman movies didn't..... show exactly how different Batman is from other superheroes. The acting was brilliant.  Katie Holmes did an excellent job as Rachel Dawes.  I love Christian Bale's acting, was right on with how Batman …
review by . July 19, 2008
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8 Years after the abortion of Batman & Robin, Christopher Nolan decided that he must bring back the dignity of Batman. In order to do that, he must forget anything even portrayed in the previous films. He must recreate the character and place him in a real world where everything isn't just cheesy puns and costumes with nipples. He did all that, and more with the help of some of one of the best movie actors today. Christian Bale, in my view can play almost any role but even I had my doubts about …
review by . May 23, 2006
BATMAN BEGINS lives up to what I heard about it being a "darker" version, with much less reliance on flippant one-liners or gags, the result being a more realistic feel for what might have been.    From the very start, there is a nice chemistry between Alfred, the butler (superbly played by Michael Caine) and Bruce Wayne (excellent job by Christian Bale). The humor is of the gentle kind, almost subtle in its implications, and it sets the stage for the more realistic flow of events …
review by . October 30, 2005
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This is the way it should be: an ordinary man who rises above tragedy and his own guilt and fear to become something more. A legend. An icon. The Batman.    "Batman Begins" does not flinch for a moment in its portrayal of the origins of the Dark Knight. We do not even see the Batman we know until the film is half over. What we see first is Bruce Wayne, his tragic childhood and the burdens he carries as an adult, and finally the choices he makes that turn him into a symbol for …
review by . October 22, 2005
Not at all being one for the comic book fantasies that continue to flood the screens and gobble the dollars, camouflage weak scripts with tacky overblown computer graphics, introduce bizarre meanies and barely clothed wonder women, etc, I approached this BATMAN BEGINS with a big bag of prejudices. And in no time at all that bag of unjustified prejudices began to fill with applause for a truly fine film that carries style, wit, character, and enough dazzle to please everyone. This is a surprising …
review by . October 17, 2005
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In 1989 the long awaited film debut of the Dark Knight, BATMAN, was released. The movie was directed by Tim Burton and Burton, with his child-like imagination, gave the world a BATMAN movie that was worth waiting for. Despite the "controversy" about the nipples on the Batsuit and the casting of Michael Keaton as Batman, Burton's BATMAN has remained as the best of all Batman films and one of the better film adaptations of a comic book. As brilliant as Burton's film was, in his own way he began the …
review by . June 21, 2005
Pros: Nicely done script; stellar action (well almost); great special effects.      Cons: Ms. Holmes was out of her element; the Bat Mobile lacked grace and style.     The Bottom Line: All and all Batman Begins was a very enjoyable movie, and holds fairly true to the comic book rendering of Batman¬ís story.     I have never been a big fan of the DC comic book heroes with the exception of Superman and Batman, but I have been getting more …
review by . June 15, 2005
Pros: Great Story, good performances and action.     Cons: Holmes is not used much.     The Bottom Line: A true classic and on par with Spider-Man as the best comic adaptation to date.     In the dark of night, a young mans life is about to be forever changed. Young Bruce Wayne, son of wealthy industrialist Dr. Thomas Wayne (Linus Roache), is about to be orphaned in a random act of street violence.      The act will …
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