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The Batman

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 2022
  • Matt Reeves
  • 176 mins
  • 15

Summary

When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Director Matt Reeves brings a fresh energy to the DC Comics icon with this noirish thriller set early in the Dark Knight's career. The 1987 Year One comic is an inspiration for a story that evokes the rain-drenched, serial-killing menace of Se7en, as an elusive murderer takes hideous revenge on Gotham's elite. Robert Pattinson convinces as haunted orphan Bruce Wayne and he fits the Batsuit well, forming a dogged (if not dynamic) duo with Jeffrey Wright's honest cop Jim Gordon. Zoë Kravitz also impresses as street-savvy cat burglar Selina Kyle (who has her own demons), and the burgeoning Bat/Cat relationship is teased out nicely. Ranting villain the Riddler brings an element of Joker-like danger to proceedings, while Colin Farrell (under a mass of prosthetics) leavens the darkness with some wry one-liners as a mobster Penguin. This reboot is more detective thriller than all-action superhero epic, but those prepared to indulge its epic length will be rewarded with a pyrotechnical climax. With its sepulchral cinematography and fearsomely foreboding score, this is a Batnoir for the ages.

Credits

Cast

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Batman / Bruce WayneRobert Pattinson
Selina Kyle / CatwomanZoë Kravitz
The RiddlerPaul Dano
Lt James GordonJeffrey Wright
Carmine FalconeJohn Turturro
District Attorney Gil ColsonPeter Sarsgaard
AlfredAndy Serkis
Oz / The PenguinColin Farrell (2)
Unseen Arkham PrisonerBarry Keoghan
Mayor Don Mitchell JrRupert Penry-Jones
Chief Mackenzie BockCon O'Neill
Commissioner Pete SavageAlex Ferns
DorySandra Dickinson

Crew

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DirectorMatt Reeves

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2022-03-04
Languages
English | Latin | Italian | Spanish
Guidance
Violence
Formats
Colour

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