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Christopher Nolan's 2005 film based upon the origins of the DC Comics character.

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  • Sep 24, 2009
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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.
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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 . June 26, 2010
Most beleivable of the Batmans
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
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Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
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Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
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Quick Tip by . February 23, 2010
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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 . 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 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 …
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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 into self-parody by 1997'sBatman & Robin. As the title implies,Batman Beginstells the story anew, when Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) flees Western civilization following the murder of his parents. He is taken in by a mysterious instructor named Ducard (Liam Neeson in another mentor role) and urged to become a ninja in the League of Shadows, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule that is strangling it. But are there forces even more sinister at hand?

Cowritten by the team of David S. Goyer (a veteran comic book writer) and director Christopher Nolan (Memento), Batman Begins is a welcome return to the grim and gritty version of the Dark Knight, owing a great debt to the graphic novels that preceded it. It doesn't have the razzle dazzle, or the mass appeal, of Spider-Man 2 (though the Batmobile is cool), and retelling the origin means it starts slowly, like most "first" superhero movies. But it's certainly the best Bat-film since Burton's original, and one of the best superhero movies of its time. Bale cuts a good figure as Batman, intense and dangerous but with some of the lightheartedness Michael Keaton brought to the character. Michael Caine...

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Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: June 15, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
Runtime: 2hrs 20min
Studio: Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Studios
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