Opening

20% The Identical Sep 05
20% The Longest Week Sep 05
71% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
72% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.1M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $11.9M
39% If I Stay $9.3M
31% As Above/So Below $8.6M
21% Let's Be Cops $8.3M
37% The November Man $7.9M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $6.0M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.6M

Coming Soon

—— No Good Deed Sep 12
—— Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
—— Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? Sep 12
100% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
100% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
43% Houdini: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Anger Management: Season 2
71% Dallas: Season 3
—— Mistresses: Season 2
25% Partners: Season 1
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Batman Begins Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

There's nothing particularly wrong with Begins, but in a way, that's exactly what's wrong with it.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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When you shine too much light, you take away the shadows. And without those, the Dark Knight is just a guy in a rubber suit mugging muggers.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 15, 2005

The movie slowly moves away from being an engaging film about people and starts to fit itself into the mold of every other dumb action movie you've ever seen.

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 6.5/10

June 9, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Where the movie fails, ultimately and sadly, is in its capitulation to conventional action movie wisdom.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 79/100

May 15, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

But there's no auteurist signature, no idiosyncratic imprint, on the film that distinctly marks it as a work of Nolan's, and thus it feels vaguely impersonal and remote.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 12, 2005
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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There is talent and cleverness here, but not much excitement.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 5, 2005
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A fragmented tale with a disconnect between sulking mood pieces and hi-tech urban warfare, whose logic always seems to be beside the point.

Full Review

March 26, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Nolan takes an admirable stab at developing a character-driven drama, only to give in to generic action-movie conventions with a blinding, deafening, explosion-laden finale that could have capped off any number of interchangeable Jerry Bruckheimer flicks.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

April 14, 2013
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

After much unnecessary padding and delay, the film settles down to...a thinly veiled and thoroughly trivialized reworking of 9/11.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

June 15, 2005
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

Should we comment on the horrendous Batmobile? You probably saw the trailer, so there is no need.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 16, 2005
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

Aims for mythical grandeur, underlined leadenly by a pseudo-Wagnerian orchestral score, only to become mired in pretension to Jungian psychological veracity

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

June 14, 2005
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

The pragmatic reinvention...is countered by several equally pedestrian blunders that hold the film back as if Nolan and Goyer were standing on the back of Batman's cape.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2005
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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[Nolan's] effort is not dishonorable, but what it needs, and doesn't have, is a Joker in the deck-some antic human antimatter to give it the giddy lift of perversity that a bunch of impersonal explosions, no matter how well managed, can't supply.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 7, 2005
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's still an old-school superhero summer movie, the plotting tortuous, the characters relegated to one-scene-one-emotion simplicity, the digitized action a never ending club mix of chases and mano a manos.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 14, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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No fan of cult director Christopher Nolan is going to regard this respectable effort as anything but a comedown from 2001's Memento.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's all a little disappointing, particularly given the talents involved.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2005
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Maybe, now that this version of the franchise has drained itself of explanatory residue, the next chapter will have more bounce.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2005
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Is it too much to ask that the action sequences not be monotonously, narcotizingly dull?

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Apart from the lumbering pacing and embalmed tone, the movie is densely forested with oaken dialogue, wasteful in its casting...and incoherently over-edited in its action sequences.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2005
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Without the biff! bang! pow! of pop signifiers, this intelligent, well-made film is too heavy to transport us anywhere but down the dark hole of its good intentions.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 7, 2005
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