The Batman is an American superhero detective film that grossed $770.8 million over a budget of between $185 and $200 million, becoming the 4th-highest-grossing film of 2022 so far. It’s based on DC Comics, and is the first film in a planned The Batman trilogy. The film is written, directed and produced by Matt Reeves, with Dylan Clark also producing and Peter Craig also writing. It stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell. It’s rated M for sustained threat, violence and coarse language (in Australia). The following are 10 of the Rotten Tomatoes critical reviews for the film.
Jul 21, 2022
Writer-director Matt Reeves knows how to write a blockbuster with brains, and he knows how to film one with visual flare.
Jun 25, 2022
The way that everything is spliced and shaken together, and the mood — and it’s definitely a mood — makes this weighty, heavy, sublimely shot, excellently cast, always-engaging blockbuster feel new, and all things Batman with it.
Jun 22, 2022
THE BATMAN shows that even the best intentions may inspire mayhem, cause heck this is Gotham.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jun 15, 2022
And even though at times the movie seems a little too male-centric, in times when this is almost prohibited, it felt good to feel those testosterone punches in such a quality, entertaining film. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 14, 2022
How many times can this story be told? Next time pray that the filmmakers aren’t this self-serious about their own vision and that the running time values your time outside of Gotham.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jun 14, 2022
Lovers of action, fight sequences, digital effects, and mainstream fare may be driven to mental torture. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 9, 2022
Matt Reeves is a director with a vision. I’m glad I enjoy that vision, because Batman needs to have good movies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jun 6, 2022
It is a victory of story and a failure of plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jun 5, 2022
If they had to do one more go on dark, broody, loner, brutal Batman and they decided the selling point was going to be a push into noir… if it had to happen, this is not a bad result. Actually it’s pretty good.
May 28, 2022
Do we actually need another brooding Bat-flick of this type? Not really — a little of Vincent Price prancing around as Egghead would be a welcome sight right about now — but given its assignment, it mostly gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4