The Batman

175 mins
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Robert Pattinson is Batman in this noir reboot, said to focus on a caped crusader's detective origins. Co-written and helmed... More

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The Batman | Ratings & Reviews

Robert Pattinson and Paul Dano are pretty awesome in Matt Reeves’ bold new start for DC’s most overrepresented hero, one that capitalises on the graphic origins of its story with striking visuals that speak for themselves.

"Grim but gripping."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Grounded, frequently brutal..."


"The Batman is a very good Batman film. To think of it as anything more only leads to delusion or disappointment."


"Inevitably, night falls on the latest Batman iteration with the cloudy sense that – of course – nothing has really been at stake. A classy turn from Pattinson, however, as the crime fighter with an injured soul."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A masterful and heady introspection on vigilantism, told with foreboding grit and intensity atypical of the genre."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"From start to finish, The Batman is mostly just a collection of bad ideas."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Robert Pattinson propels The Batman to gigantic, delightfully creepy superhero heights."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"The film sustains its seductive atmosphere—its hushed pop-noir cool—even as the story fizzles into a string of reveals and a curiously perfunctory climax."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Potent but erratic."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"At its best, The Batman is... an entertaining pulp-fiction epic under the guise of sure-thing blockbuster. At its worst, it’s the cinematic equivalent of a mixtape."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"A sprawling and sinuous urban detective thriller, with the intricately unhinged red-wool-on-corkboard plotting of classic film noir."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"A unique commemoration of the Batman mythology and its stylistic and tonal shifts across its 80-year history."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"The performances are as complex as the colour palette (ie not very)."

The TimesThe Times

"A gripping, beautifully shot, neo-noir take on an age-old character."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"I don’t know about you, but this particular time in history does not seem like the moment for a movie that will leave you a) miserable and b) wondering why nobody in Gotham City seems to have heard of light bulbs."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

"An epic crime saga which more than justifies its epic length..."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Gritty and grounded..."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Ambitious and excellently crafted..."

USA TodayUSA Today

"This is the most well thought-through outing for the caped crusader since Christopher Nolan’s... The Dark Knight..."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

The Batman | Details

R13, Violence, cruelty & offensive language
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