The Batman

The Batman

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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 by War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. More

Also stars Zoë Kravitz (as Catwoman), Paul Dano (as Riddler), Colin Farrell (as Penguin), Andy Serkis (as Alfred) and Jeffrey Wright (as Commissioner Gordon).

The role, as well as writing and directing duties, were originally given to Ben Affleck, who handed it off to Reeves in 2017.

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2021Rating: R13, Violence, cruelty & offensive language175 minsUSADC Films
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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.

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Independent

Independent

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

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

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

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

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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

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The Times

The Times

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

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.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

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USA Today

USA Today

Ambitious and excellently crafted...

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

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

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