Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Reviews

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August 3, 2017
It is without question an important film today, and a quintessential product of the America we inhabit.
May 26, 2016
A movie that beats you into submission and makes you wonder if the sun will ever come out again.
March 30, 2016
Overblown and over-long as it is, the film sets up the series to come with a sure sense of its aficionados' wants and needs. It's the perfect launch pad.
March 25, 2016
Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.
March 25, 2016
When in doubt, [Snyder] simply slings another ingredient into the mix, be it an irradiated monster, an explosion on government premises, or the sharp smack of masonry on skull.
March 24, 2016
If only the film actually had depth, along with a little levity to lighten the bulk in the script, the visual murk and the sonic overkill.
Top Critic
March 24, 2016
A ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a movie scored by a choir that sounds like it's being drowned in lava.
Top Critic
March 24, 2016
It's freighted not so much with entertainment value as it is with enough talk of fallen gods, absent parents, and dissolute heroes to fuel a Greek tragedy. And ... director Zack Snyder seems convinced that that's what he's making.
March 24, 2016
[A] glum, cool-toned behemoth that labors to lay groundwork for a DC cinematic universe while setting up two famous characters on a collision course, and lobs out big ideas like an underprepared undergrad sweatily pitching off-the-cuff thesis topics.
March 24, 2016
The film might be pretty to look at, but narratively speaking, it is a disaster.
March 24, 2016
Underdeveloped, overlong and stupendously dispiriting.
March 24, 2016
Snyder delivers a superhero epic that's a significant improvement on his work on its predecessor, "Man of Steel."
March 24, 2016
For Snyder, it's among his better films, even though it doesn't offer a single memorable image or idea.
March 24, 2016
More befuddled, plot-wise, than just about any other superhero epic of the last decade, Batman v Superman nevertheless deserves points for creating a vision of modern America that feels truly fractured.
March 23, 2016
Batman v Superman is kind of dopey and plays out some laborious plot twists in the DC narrative at unnecessary length, but as I've already said it largely kept me entertained for two and a half hours, which is not nothing.
March 23, 2016
Although viewers may be riveted at times, the net experience isn't much fun.
March 23, 2016
Did you ever think you'd long for the horrible puns and scenery chewing of the campy '90s Batman movies?
March 23, 2016
Blunt, humorless, and baffling, it collides the brutish directorial stamp of its director (he of 300 and Watchmen fame) with the most shameless instincts of our latter-day superhero franchise bubble.
March 23, 2016
In the words of The Joker in a far better Batman movie: "Why so serious?"
March 23, 2016
Eventually the script's illogic and the relentless pounding of the action scenes wear you down.
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