Watch
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016
Sci-fi
Fantasy
2h 31m
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before. (imdb)
Your probable score
?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016
Sci-fi
Fantasy
2h 31m
Your probable score
Avg Percentile 27.67% from 4302 total ratings

Ratings & Reviews

(4302)
Compact view
Compact view
Rated 26 Mar 2016
49
18th
Get ready for another Batman origin.....in slow motion! The writing and creative team take a bunch of concepts and ideas from the comics, don't complete any of them, and jumble together a frankly boring mess. There were no problems with any of the acting performances, but the writing was complete shit. Lex Luthor was essentially a Joker clone (which is a crying shame), and all of the shoe-horning of the JL hero stuff was eye-rollingly forced. I expected little, and Snyder always delivers.
Rated 30 Mar 2016
65
42nd
If you hated this just know that you're going to have to sit through an entire movie of someone trying to make Aquaman cool and not a big wussy merman thing who can swim kinda fast. You don't even know what hate is. (... ... ... Batfleck Forever.)
Rated 25 Mar 2016
100
99th
I love it, and the hate is unfounded. It feels like a comic book, whereas Nolan did not (and stop comparing the two! They're entirely different). The action was crunchy and intense, the music was wonderful outside of one misguided track and placement, Ben did great and so did Galdot. I understood everything that went on so I don't know where it's incoherent, and I think it has more depth than it's given credit for, but ultimately style over substance isn't actually a bad thing.
Rated 24 Jun 2017
68
55th
Let's play a little game. On the count of three answer the question, don't even think about it. What's your mother's name? 1,2,3. Martha! What's the worst thing about wearing a superhero costume? 1,2,3. Jock itch! What's the hardest thing about dating? 1,2,3. My erection! WHAT? Did we just become best friends?
Rated 21 Jul 2016
88
75th
(Ultimate Edition) Watching this movie is like firing a shotgun: it's all over the place, unfocused, excessive... and kind of awesome. Buried in all the bombast, side plots, and philosophy is something ambitious, different, and cool, and I appreciate that, warts and all.
Rated 25 Mar 2016
32
17th
Ugh. It's hard to list all the ways this went wrong, but it's not entertaining at all. They try to replicate the success of The Dark Knight and The Avengers, even lifting scenes directly from those movies, without having any idea why they worked. If Bats and Kal-El weren't so busy being mopey, their problems would have been super easy to talk through. Of course, then the BIG FIGHT wouldn't have happened, eliminating the need for this movie at all. Which, actually, isn't the worst idea...
Rated 25 Mar 2016
75
56th
I don't see why this is being shit on. Well I mean I do, people seem to expect the moon of any movie with Batman in it. Maybe that's a quick generalization but I think that plays a role; that bar has been raised ridiculously high. Good news! Bat-fleck is pretty on point, even if there are some wonky motivations here and there. I mostly dug the performances but I left the theatre with a good-not-great impression. I liked it, it wasn't amazing to me, but it isn't near as bad as some reviews say.
Rated 25 Mar 2016
72
45th
It isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. The Supes/Batman fight is good, as is all of Zimmer's music & Gadot's work. The weakness is that the flick tries a few big things that miss: Luthor's characterization, the dreams, and the JLA intros. It does make you think about the internal struggle of great men out to change our world--referencing MLK, RFK & JFK in the process. But the jagged Christian/mythological imagery took away from that humanistic story. Still, it is fun & recommended.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
75
67th
Liked it much more than I expected. Unnecessary dream sequences and dumb city destruction porn at the end aside I have few major complaints. I liked the darker tone. I loved how Batman tried to act like a detective. I actually cared about Superman when I never do. I liked the Supes, Bats, and WW team-up. I even liked Eisenberg's version of Luthor. I don't read comics so I don't know if any of these things would be deemed as negatives to actual comics readers. Oh well I had fun.
Rated 10 Aug 2016
75
18th
Ultimate Edition: I thought the last 35 minutes of the movie was just preposterous, minus the awesome fight scene with Batman in the warehouse and the actual fight between the two heroes (which only lasted what, 11 minutes?), but everything up to that point was actually pretty well done! To my surprise, Ben Affleck was a spot-on Bruce Wayne Batman combo and Jesse Eisenberg was the one who was completely insufferable. This could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse.
Rated 26 Mar 2016
95
96th
Awesome all around and damn Wonder Woman is a bad ass.
Rated 24 Jul 2016
67
57th
Ultimate Edition - I guess I didn't see what the issue was. Aside from some unnecessary (but not overly confusing) side story, some silly dream sequences, and ramming motive down our throats, I thought this was perfectly acceptable comic book action. I actually really liked Affleck and continue to like Cavill. Eisenberg is the one real casting miss.
Rated 11 Mar 2017
25
8th
'Your momma's name is Martha?! MY momma's name is Martha!' - lots of friendships have started this way. In kindergarten.
Rated 25 Mar 2016
85
85th
Nowhere near as bad as the critics are making it out to be. The expectations and standards that are being set for this movie are so unreasonably high that it had no chance of pleasing the professional haters. The mood was great, the sound was great, all the actors did a fine job. I was dreading Jesse Eisenberg as Lex after the trailers, but he did a surprisingly good job. The movie was rushed and at 2:30 hours, it needed to be even longer, because the story could've been told better.
Rated 04 Apr 2016
38
26th
Snyder does it again! Another below average poorly paced action flick bereft of any character and efficacy. Affleck as Batman was a nice surprise; most others were hollow however. When Bruce was going through a crumbling Metropolis, I felt his fear and adhered to his plight. Unfortunately the pacing and duration culminated in a showdown devoid of any weight or substance. By the time Doomsday showed, I'd had enough. I hope the next guy who kicks my ass has a mom with the same name as mine though.
Rated 30 Mar 2016
3
92nd
Are 75% of the paid critics high on crack? I expected a huge letdown when I walked into the theater (2D!), given the critics extreme criticism, let alone many viewers who didn't appreciate BvS either. What I saw was a movie that continued the tone of MoS and expanded on the DCEU as expected. The story was interesting to me, the script adequate, the acting quite strong, CGI up to par, direction fine. It destroyed TA: AuO. Hands down. Looking forward to the DC. Loved the dark tone, it's DC, duh.
Rated 29 Mar 2016
3
38th
There's an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink, balls-to-the-wall quality about BvS's approach to comics lore that I find admirable, even if it results in something so messy. Better to go down swinging hard than settle for mediocrity (Marvel fans would disagree). It's a beautifully shot, overstuffed, nigh-pornographic nightmare of iconic pop culture imagery. I can see why people would be turned off by its (and Snyder's) approach to things, but I can totally dig it.
Rated 01 Jul 2016
47
24th
Too pompous, contrived and bloated to be enjoyable. Plus it needed more actual Bats vs Supes. The movie more or less pauses to show us some teaser trailers. This is the first (recent) superhero movie that made my inner child raise a finger and ask 'aren't we maybe getting too old for this shit?' and now I feel an existential crisis coming up. Worse, it'll probably be more enjoyable than whatever Crisis storyline adaptation the DCU can deliver at this point.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
35
5th
I have a million complaints about this movie, but what it all comes down to is simply this: it's not fun, entertaining, or satisfying. This is Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman sharing a live action movie for crying out loud; how do you mess that up? Well, by giving Supes and WW almost zero screentime, making Lex Luthor ungodly annoying, and focusing on people talking about superheroes instead of showing them. Affleck, you are this movie's only saving grace. Long live "Batfleck"!
Rated 28 Mar 2016
40
18th
I can't claim I didn't know what I was going into, but I'm still baffled by the sheer lack of basic cinematic storytelling on display here. After the decent intro, BvS doesn't deal as much in characters and plot as it does in concepts and themes (in the most loosely implied sense). As for the spectacle of this whole hollow exercise; most things that arguably work are ruined by the bombardment of spoiler-trailers, and, I can't believe I'm saying this; Snyder is no Michael Bay.
Rated 23 Mar 2016
45
23rd
Snyder spents half of the movie stating that Superman is not that saint and retelling Batman's origin -- as If we really needed some insight about it. Then, the rest of is an excuse to introduce the idea of a Justice League feature -- and solo features by Aquaman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman. Some fight scenes work, but the overall sense of mass destruction and Snyder's own sins -- slowmos, the search for grandeur moments out of nowhere -- turns it into a mess that Marvel execs will laught at.
Rated 29 Jun 2016
15
15th
Combines the insulting plot-fuckery of Prometheus with the humorless retardery of Man of Steel. For three hours. Whatever goodwill Goyer accrued by writing the far superior Demonic Toys is all but exhausted by now and someone, preferably one of his parents, needs to go to his house and go to work on his shitty scriptwriting fingers with a couple of tack hammers. Also, getting real tired of Eisenberg, Cavill and Malone (not tack hammer-level tired, but still... youngins, get your shit together.)
Rated 28 Mar 2016
25
22nd
2 hours of boring setup for a wetfart anti-climax of a finale but it's not nearly as dull/obnoxious as Man of Steel so I guess that's a plus? This version of Superman is a boring hypocrite idiot and terrible at being Superman. Affleck's Batman might be an incredibly violent murderer but he's by far the best thing in this shitfest. And hey let's shoehorn Wonder Women in there because we want to soil the souls of the unfortunate moviegoers with this Justice League excrement as soon as we can.
Rated 26 Mar 2016
30
9th
Plenty of spectacle with individual scenes that look great but doesn't flow from scene to scene so my attention wandered a few times. I understood why Batman wanted to stop Superman but don't know what Lex Luthors motivations were. Doomsday looked like a cross between the cave troll from the LOTR Fellowship of the Ring and the abomination from The Incredible Hulk, just another generic CG creation, and the ending was a sea of pixels. Gadot and Affleck were fine. ULTIMATE. 4/10. Slight improvement
Rated 25 Mar 2016
40
11th
I don't want to believe it, but this was a completely botched movie. There are two good scenes in it (Batman's 3rd floor fight and the opening sequence revisiting Man of Steel), and too many bad ones. The script is absolutely not there. Incomplete scenes feel stapled together from a handful of different films. There is absolutely no fluidity to the story - no suspense, tension or build to the heroes central conflict. Snyder can direct action but can't nail down a story. Too much and not enough.
Rated 26 Mar 2016
45
6th
What was Lex's plan once Doomsday killed Superman? He isn't shown to have any fail-safe or way of controlling it, and nukes can't stop it, so it basically would have destroyed the world? Also the initial plan it took him 18 months to set up would have fallen apart were Batman and Superman were to spend two seconds talking to each other, which is exactly what happened? Anyway it was better than Man of Steel at least.
Rated 30 Mar 2016
5
3rd
Batman officially goes full murderer. Maybe he can murder David Goyer so we can finally get a Batman movie that isn't an abomination to the source material. I swear every freaking Batman movie has to have a dumb kid fall into a cave. We get it. Michael Keaton is busy starring in back to back Oscar movies and you're getting the Call of Duty writer to pen you scripts. The desert dream sequence might be the worst scene I've ever seen in anything including made for YouTube movies.
Rated 04 Apr 2016
6
70th
Despite the critical shellacking this one got, I'd say I actually liked a lot of it. Not all of it by any means - I would happily see all of the dreams/visions/whatever cut out. And the climactic fight was kind of a CGI mess. But I kind of dug the political twist to things, thought Batfleck pretty much delivered (and I'd definitely be interested in a solo outing), liked Wonder Woman and the Zuckerbergian Lex Luthor, and think Larry Fong's cinematography warrants an Oscar nomination.
Rated 04 Apr 2016
70
63rd
As with the rest of Zack Snyder films, it accomplishes what it aims for. A lot of people have problems because they have wrong expectations. Snyder might not be the most gifted storyteller, but he does have some flair for visuals and I appreciate his dark twist on the superhero genre, it is definitely refreshing in a world of Marvels.
Rated 03 Jul 2016
26
11th
Maybe I would've enjoyed it more in 4D.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
5
20th
Me during this film: http://i.giphy.com/eY1GeofQUbuFO.gif
Rated 29 May 2016
45
42nd
Good grief.
Rated 21 Nov 2017
60
15th
Let's start with the good. Batfleck isn't as bad as I thought, but he's not great. I might be in the minority here, but I really like Cavill as Superman. The action is good and I love me some Diane Lane. Ok, so now the rest. It was a limp pile of stupid. Needed a rewrite (or more likely suffered several forced rewrites by execs). Snyder must have been sleeping through the movie. Worst part: Eisenberg. His role alone took a sub-par movie down to epic shit-fest-ery. Dude, kill yourself, you suck.
Rated 24 Jan 2017
30
10th
Absolutely positively atrocious. But let's start out positive, shall we? Irons worked for me as Alfred, and I have a huge soft spot for Gadot. That's about it, I think... So because the story was incredibly poorly told, I simply could not bring myself to give a shit about anything else. And let's bring up the blabbering elephant in Snyder's living room, Eisenberg, whose disastrously inept overacting as the villain has got to be one of the worst performances in the history of blockbuster cinema.
Rated 28 May 2016
32
9th
At first the mind games were interesting and Luthor was a great villain in the making. Then Luthor went all Joker'ish and the tedium wore on. Then some action happened. By that point I was getting tired and questioning my decisions in life.
Rated 31 Mar 2016
30
25th
Lex Luthor's goal in 'Batman v Superman' is to show that there is no God, and if there was, he "cannot be all good." That this film was made is one of the better pieces of evidence I've seen for that theory.
Rated 21 Mar 2016
50
42nd
If a bland Superman, a neurotic Batman, an overacting Lois Lane, and a childish Lex Luthor who is not convincing at all, topped with a fuckfest of visuals from Snyder, is your idea of a good superhero movie, well, go watch it. Uhm... I just realized that I may have complimented Affleck's acting. Shit.
Rated 30 Mar 2016
40
18th
The 15 minutes of Batfleck are the best part, even though he just murders people, you can skip out on the remaining 4 hours, especially the 15 minutes it spends showing in several scenes of how Batman and Superman's mothers are both named Martha.
Rated 26 Mar 2016
78
78th
With a strong premise, Batman v Superman is visually stunning and excellent, epic, and surprisingly profound and relevant, though it is bogged down by over the top action and a lack of true character development. Overall, a technically fantastic piece of filmmaking, good performances, but could have made more out of its story.
Rated 10 May 2018
52
22nd
There are some things to like in here. The cast is good, the action scenes were handled well, and Amy Adams is in it. The bad? It's murky, feels structurally messy, the introduction of Aquaman et al is very clunky, and Lex Luthor isn't a convincing human being. I have little desire to see the Justice League film after this, although Wonder Woman has piqued my interest - Gadot was a bright spot in this (and not for the reasons you might be inferring. I'm not like that. Okay, I am. But not here).
Rated 25 Mar 2016
3
5th
Cynical, bloated, and mawkish, 'Dawn of Justice' delivers two of DC's greatest heroes at their lowest points, and provides a misplaced taste of what's to come with contrived cameos. With a convoluted and unfocused plot that serves only to set the stage for predictably bombastic yet mostly disappointing action set pieces, this film delivers on little of what makes the parts of its whole so beloved in the first place.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
55
18th
On the plus side: I think Ben Affleck is the best casting choice for Batman so far (except Adam West of course). Apart from that this was completely messed up and totally overblown. You shouldn't make a comic-book-film dead serious, if you still put all the ludicrous stuff in. That combination gets even worse if nothing makes any sense.
Rated 25 Mar 2016
31
7th
Actually a step up from Man of Steel. But MOS is one of the worst movies I've seen. Two thoughts on why the script sucks : 1) structurally clunky. The majority of the 2 1/2 hrs is the characters running around doing plot stuff, setting up what is a "giant battle for the ages." But the battle sucks and ends quickly (which is why it's slightly better than MOS), 2) I feel like they went with the second draft of the script and said - that's good enough. Good enough for a trailer, indeed.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
70
66th
Snyder made a true fanboy fiction flick (I mean look at Wonderwoman). And Eisenberg grew so much as an actor that I'm feeling proud just by looking at him. Overall it's something what you would expect from films that have words like "dawn" or "beginning" in the title.
Rated 29 Mar 2016
89
88th
I did not enjoy watching this as it broke all my expectations as a long-time superhero fan. Days later, I realize it's as progressive and genre-bending as a (pre)summer superhero blockbuster can get, and I laud it for that. Here's to hoping the Director's Cut smooths out the editing and pacing, and fleshes out the multitude of political, religious, and cultural themes.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
6
41st
BvS is a mess, there's no other word for it. But my inner fanboy is forgiving and there are moments that I loved. Ben Affleck is a worthy Batman and I welcome a solo outing. But Henry Cavill's Superman is short changed and Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luther is horribly interpreted. Once again Zack Snyder demonstrates that he cannot tell a story. From the directionless writing to the sloppy editing and a lot content that is shoehorned in, BvS isn't allowed to be the big event that it should have been.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
81
84th
I'll admit it, guys: the spectacle won me over. This movie has no sense of Batman and Superman as iconic characters and no idea why they've endured for so long--big-time fans of the titular twosome are gonna be pisssssssed. But as HUGE-ASS action movies go, this is loud and sleek and wildly all over the place, with enough badass action, bizarre characterizations, and pulpy plot developments to give you your money's worth. I'm very, VERY curious about JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Rated 04 Apr 2017
30
12th
Seems for a while to be setting up a kind of struggle between hubris and dikē, with Superman the last member of Hesiod's race of gold, perhaps, but it all too soon descends into inadequately-motivated and nonsensical hysterics and pyrotechnics. Ultimately, the premise proved to be an unworkable gimmick. Something in cinema wants apocalypse, even if it ends up coming at the cost of cinema itself, or worse: here this is foregrounded from the early 9/11 evocations on. Saw the three-hour version.
Rated 05 Aug 2016
65
12th
I#m really sorry, but *this* Lex Luthor and his stupid nonsensical scheme are unforgivable ... and I'm actually someone who could live with the rest (though I would have hoped for Batman to turn Superman to the light).
Rated 03 Sep 2019
4
27th
I think fanboys judge this more harshly than I do. I'll say that the action is pretty solid all things considered. However, between forced cameos, miscasting (looking at you Jessie Eisenberg) and straight up abandoning lore (Batman killing people...really?) and that stupid "MARTHA!" Bullshit... I was really surprised by what we got, the 3 hour cut doesn't make it significantly better either. Thankfully, Affleck and Gadot were great in their roles. That ending was horrible too.
Rated 23 Jul 2016
65
59th
Ultimate Edition: I've not seen the theatrical cut but if it struggles half as much with its editing, script & socio-political themes as the UE then the negative reaction is understandable. The UE is a bloated behemoth; too long, po-faced & messy in every respect. But it just about makes sense & does entertain. Affleck is superb, Cavill & Gadot do wonders with very little & there were moments of genuine brilliance. BvS is difficult, different, silly & even at times concerning. Oddly admirable.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
75
65th
Kinda liked it in spite of myself (and everything). The worst Lex ever - Not sure if it's Eisenberg's fault, poor casting, poor writing or all of the above (bingo). The script is extremely shoddy and the tone (or lack of one) is hilarious - taking on themes of gods and the morality of justice one second and teasing Aquaman the next. I think that's what entertained me most. Wonder Woman is great, maybe just due to the fact that we haven't all spent a lifetime watching her backstory over and over.
Rated 02 Apr 2016
15
1st
The most fascinating superhero movie to come out since the genre blew up and hands down the most unconscionable. Snyder has created a neo-fascist work fueled by an undergrad understanding of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. Pathetic fetishization of power, sniveling cynicism at the idea of Superman as a symbol of hope. That children are allowed to watch this is horrifying. The state funeral at the end honestly recalled the North Korean propaganda I have seen. Fuck you, Snyder you cryptofascist warmonger.
Rated 03 Aug 2016
85
85th
Came for a superhero spectacle, got batman using gadgets and vehicles and beating up goons, superman flies and lifts heavy stuff and shoots lasers out of his eyes, wonder woman's theme BLASTS INCESSANTLY AND I LOVED IT and it culminates in billions of dollars in property damage. I certainly got what i came for.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
62
37th
This score was determined by my son, who is 8. That an 8 year old who loves all things superhero, and Batman in particular, only saw fit to give this movie the equivalent of 3 stars, says all you need to know about how disappointing it was, overall. It would have scored considerably better had the first two hours been condensed to about 20 minutes.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
71
55th
-2 for jesse suckerberg.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
50
7th
Batman v Superman takes a landmark event in comic book film history and squanders it with a sloppy, poorly constructed mess of a film. If it weren't for the great performances, especially from Ben Affleck as Batman, little good would be found in the latest misfire from Zack Snyder. Chuck in editing that lacks any narrative flow, direction that misses the point of the characters and forced appearances and connections to the DC Universe, Dawn of Justice is an unfortunate blackspot for DC Comics.
Rated 26 Mar 2016
82
65th
Despite the overlong first half filled w/ unnecessary dream sequences, & check-ins w/a WW who wanders around for no discernible end-goal, I thrilled to finally seeing DC's big-screen team(finally!) come 2 life & enjoyed the epic, if uninspired, battles. But this doesn't bode well for the franchise to come as its been birthed in a relentlessly grim Nolan-style which mostly worked 4 Bats, but means it only works for Bats, DKR-level of plotholes & turning Luthor into a bad imitation of the Joker.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
84
60th
I have never seen a movie such underrated. I think this is an honest movie, well played and with stunning visuals. Ben Affleck as Batman is a surprise, he did a great job. I seriously don't understand all these critics. I think people have been blinded by all the discredits that internet fanatics have spread without real reasons. Anyway, good movie, just too long and with some lacks in characters descriptions. Wonder Woman needed more history background. A good action movie misunderstood.
Rated 10 Apr 2016
69
17th
Clunky's a good word for it. Highlights include Batfleck and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. Surprisingly, Snyder seems most in his element with the quieter brooding moments and smaller Batman-scale action (ie Batman vs. a room full of thugs), but when it comes to the larger, louder Justice League-scale stuff, it's a big, fat CGI bore. Between that and how the film stops dead in its tracks whenever the Justice League is teased, I can't help but dread the future of the Snyderverse.
Rated 03 Jul 2016
55
13th
Ultimate Edition. I never got around to seeing the theatrical release, but I've got to say this version isn't the worst thing I've ever seen. I suppose some issues with incoherence have been rectified by patching plot holes with deleted scenes. I was neither confused nor bored through the admittedly bloated run time. Perhaps my standards have dropped? Or maybe I've been watching too many godawful Chuck Norris movies lately? Suddenly, everything else seems Oscar worthy.
Rated 25 Mar 2016
61
35th
As much as I'd like to give it higher score, I just cant, it does not deserve it. But I wouldnt say movie sucked, or was bad, it was okay, It just did not match expectations and reached what It could have. Too much stuff packed in it and not explained fully. Even though people whose comic knowledge is good will understand everything in the movie, Snyder still had to adress stuff like why is Flash appaearing and Darkseid stuff bit clearer for wider audiences.Batman, WW,Lex = thumbs up, good job.
Rated 07 Jul 2016
60
29th
Works its way through a million plot threads and ideas without really evoking much feeling at all, other than in a few isolated sequences. After a while you just want them to get on to the big fight already, only to find it delayed by even more plot threads and email browsing. And the fight isn't even all that good! Affleck does make a pretty good Batman, and ditto Irons as Alfred; their scenes are the obvious highlight. But please only adopt one comic book story at a time, guys.
Rated 11 Jun 2017
20
7th
Good lord. Man of Steel was a snooze, but this is bad in a completely different way. It has tons of stuff happening, but all of it feels rushed and badly undercooked. Introducing the new Batman like this, with him being completely unlikable, seems like an odd choice, and the couple of Typical Superhero Movie Jokes that are squeezed in sure don't jive with the film's vibe. Luthor being Zuckerberg is dumb as hell, also. So many villains are wacky like that already, so it was a complete waste.
Rated 07 Oct 2016
40
11th
Undeniably lackluster, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" never becomes boring to death but never thrills either. It's overlong, with useless slo-mo scenes, flashbacks and unnecessary dream sequences. The action is mediocre at best and the writing fails to generate interest or sympathy towards the characters. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor has some great moments but often derails into OTT antics. One thing is clear: DC just got schooled by Marvel on all levels.
Rated 28 Mar 2016
53
36th
Maybe you expected much from this. Don't. It's not the battle of the century between two titans. It's all about Superman and his place in the world, with an awkward interpretation of Batman becoming a side note who is only there to bring the plot to the Justice League. When they finally get to fight each other, watch as the worst coincidence ever makes them instantly become best friends and stand up against a CGI monster so unnecessary and over-the-top, you're glad it's finally over.
Rated 31 Mar 2016
74
42nd
Odd transitions that don't always explain themselves, plus a jittery Luthor (plays more like the Riddler), plus a rather forced Batman/Superman battle all detract from the film. Affleck is actually good as Batman. There's a whole lot of what I call 'action movie syndrome' where physics, limitations, substance are just ignored because it looks cool, and this movie has a lot of it, to its detriment. Meh.
Rated 17 Aug 2016
40
9th
Me v Popcorn was the best part
Rated 11 Aug 2016
74
56th
Probable Score: 19 - I'm supposed to hate this? Well the first 2 hours got me more invested and payed out more dividends than the last 3 Marvel flix combined. I actually appreciated its anti-'fun' no-goofin agenda. Sadly it fumbles at the faceturn with a mindless CG monster and slo-mo overindulgence to drag out an obvious fake-out funeral. I don't want to give away which hero I root for but I wished the movie ended with Batman viciously stabbing Superman to death (extended cut)
Rated 18 Mar 2018
64
36th
It wasn't as good as most Marvel movies, and it really should be. This is DC's problem. They're always a few steps behind Marvel, in EVERY THING. EVER. Come at me, bros. I didn't have much of an issue with the leads, but the script was just all over the place. I mean, really, put some context into it. Who the fuck is Ben Affleck's Batman, and what is his history? I understood nothing of his character. I realize that Batman hardly needs an origin story anymore, but nothing?
Rated 26 Jun 2016
7
44th
what the fuck is with all the drama in this thing. they need to stop ruining superhero movies just to make nerds feel sophisticated
Rated 27 Mar 2016
75
50th
Action-packed, exciting, and about as subtle as a brick to the head. Look, you probably know what you're getting into with super hero movies at this point. BvS offers a darker take, with some refreshing examination of the consequences of actions (turns out people die when you level a city). Plot holes to be sure, and the last half-second made me want to flip the table, but a good ride.
Rated 02 Sep 2016
60
30th
Snyder is talented at creating heroic images and scenes that would be great for a music video. Film is more than a collection of scenes and single frames. Snyder is a poor storyteller who does not create a cohesive storyline out of those images. Abysmal casting choices and bad writing makes for a trainwreck. It has a few entertaining moments but it's goofy especially Eisenberg as aspie Lex Zuckerberg. Batfleck remains unconvincing as most of batman's "good" scenes were CGI with no acting.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
73
49th
If you need to blame someone, blame writers and producers. If they didn't try to squeeze everything into one movie, it would be great. I strongly disagree Zack Snyder is the one to blame here. I'm so sorry but critics are such hypocrites. Age of Ultron was a mess too. For my opinion, it was worse and it wasn't treated this way. A good beginning for DCEU, not great but good enough. Even people who liked the movie hesitate to say they liked it because of critics. You guys seriously need to chill.
Rated 04 Jun 2016
46
27th
The action is reasonably satisfying, but there's simply too much going on in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for anything to work practically or thematically, though try this movie does regardless.
Rated 13 Sep 2016
40
43rd
If you want an image of this movie, imagine Batman and Superman stamping on a human face - forever.
Rated 29 Jan 2017
2
15th
I act as a Big Brother to an awesome kid who wanted to see this. Afterwards I told him I could no longer be a Big Brother because he dragged me to this. I'm totally kidding - I'm not that awful. But this movie certainly is.
Rated 29 Mar 2016
50
28th
One word review: Miserable TL;DR - It's depressing that this is the face of Superman for the next decade, I'm sure Snyder hates Supes. There is no joy here. The plot is a mess. It's full of dream sequences (premonitions?) for no reason. Luther is terrible and annoying. The whole movie looks like it's shot in black and white. The runtime is too long but for no discernible reason.Wonderwoman is a charisma vacuum but looks the part. Batffleck is pretty good. There, that's one good thing.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
5
30th
only a fool would have expected more-- batman vs supes delivers exactly, in all forms, what a big-budget snyder film is capable of delivering
Rated 07 Apr 2016
17
77th
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (6/10) Batman doesn't trust Superman cause he operates outside the law. Superman doesn't trust Batman for the same reason. Lex Luther gets them to go to war. Batman finds out Superman's mom is in danger and has the same name as his mom's so mid-combat they team up to save Superman's mom! You can't make this sh!t up! Actually clearly you can (cause they did), but you shouldn't!
Rated 27 Mar 2016
30
7th
An absolute mess, easily 45 minutes too long, but at the end of the day no worse than all the Marvel movies that have been put out over the last 5 years, its really weird to see such an outsized negative reaction to this one in particular while equally bloated and hokey comic movies get praise.
Rated 15 Aug 2016
15
7th
Well shit.
Rated 25 Mar 2016
30
17th
Batman v Superman is a disappointing film that succeeds only in one thing: inducing apathy. At one point, I was genuinely excited to see where the DC movie universe would go. After seeing this film, most of that was taken away. This is a dull bloated film that's one big gigantic mess, and it contains mediocre acting, faulty logic, poor characters, and only about 25 minutes at are actually even remotely entertaining.
Rated 21 Apr 2016
55
20th
Ultimately too confusing for it to be enjoyable. While it does have great moments, the sum of its parts are a bit of a mess. The film felt like as if a child hand explained it and a lot of the time it lacked any sense. I did like Ben Affleck as Batman, but hated the fact the Amy Adams' Lois Lane just became a plot device. The film helps with a little bit of context but even then, it's still a mess.
Rated 30 Mar 2016
60
60th
I actually like Snyder's visual style here a lot. The new Batman is very angry and mean which is good. The soundtrack, Henry Cavill - who is a good Superman too - Gal Gadot and the other actors, the action - all great. Major faults are with the editing and some of the choices the studio obviously undertook - the intro for the justice league and other ridiculous scenes. Plot wise - three films in one. Ugh. It's a shame, because this could have been something special. /c
Rated 27 Dec 2020
52
16th
DC is seriously lagging behind in the movie department compared to Marvel. And Heath Ledger actually did them a disservice with his "for-ages" Joker portrayal; they try to constantly recreate that magic and ruin characters (what happened to Lex Luthor in this movie). Fighting with Superman is a tautology by itself; so it is a still-born attempt at its best. It has a nice moodiness to it and Wonder Woman has a nice sassiness to her, but the rest is forgettable and sleep-inducing.
Rated 08 May 2016
75
73rd
There was a lot of stuff in this that just didn't make much sense to me but I still enjoyed parts of it. Wonder Woman was a nice touch.
Rated 18 Jul 2016
40
5th
Plot holes, stupid twists, characters that don't make any sense. Which is a shame, I enjoyed the darker batman, plus Jeremy Irons is always a treat. Next time they should spend a bigger percent of the budget on the script. Seriously, that's one badly made movie.
Rated 01 May 2016
95
79th
Really Good and Under Valued superhero movie. Afflleck did a fine job as an older Batman. Could have helped a little bit by not being so dark and cutting ALL the stupid dream sequences.
Rated 30 Jun 2016
50
38th
Ctrl+F'd the all the reviews here and Hans Zimmer is mentioned just once. The movie relies on his contributions to a staggering degree in fostering its atmosphere of darkness--and the "overly dark" comic book movies are much better than those of the overly jokey ilk. Ppl say Eisenberg was the worst part, but he has several great moments, and at least he's attempting some heavy lifting. Affleck & especially Cavill are merely asked to deliver lines with competence, seriousness, and handsomeness.
Rated 22 Jan 2017
2
0th
i expected this to be full blown fascist propaganda. it is, but it's too incoherent to even be effective in doing that. the only through-line is that Lois Lane tries really, really hard to get murdered but Zack Snyder kills the audience instead
Rated 06 Nov 2016
70
20th
{Spoilers} I was into this movie until the same point as most people. MARTHA. So at no point while making this movie with millions upon millions of dollars invested did anyone look at the script and go "This scene right here, is stupid as hell." That never happened? I mean really? Ideological struggle between two mammoth characters is resolved by the whispering of a name that means something to the both of them? no. just no. that is dumb. Doomsday had no point. Too much was thrown into this.
Rated 27 Mar 2016
42
6th
The only thing that raised my rating slightly is the Alfred and Bruce Wayne scenes, and the Aquaman tease. The rest of it was horrible and nearly unwatchable at times. Sad to say of a movie featuring Batman. The fight between the two was the worst because I couldn't even look at the screen because of the flashing while they were on the roof.
Rated 11 Apr 2016
48
6th
Affleck could be a good Batman if he were given a good Batman to play. Instead he's a psycho killing indiscriminately, always eating sour candy. There was a glimmer of an interesting storyline, or even a coherent storyline, in the first act, but it exploded away in one of the 119 explosions in this film. The best part might just be Eisenberg, who against all odds appears to actually be having fun in a superhero movie! He's a rare glimpse of life in an otherwise bore-fest of Looking Angry.
Rated 20 Jan 2017
62
19th
Feels too blasé, with postured action having very little weight or meaning. Jeremy Irons' lackadaisical attitude is representative of the entire movie. Bats is broken, but there is not a suitable transition either way. The Justice League cameos were downright awful, no exceptions. Exposing Superman a bit more and the Lois Lane arc were decent. Action was merely competent, apart from the terrible dream sequence.
Rated 05 Sep 2016
59
43rd
Bloated. Like, why did it even need the DAWN OF JUSTICE title? Jesse Eisenberg's Luthor sucks. The lighting sucks. Gadot's character is vague and sucks. KGBeast is just a guy, which sucks. Too many dreams and too much is left to the audience to figure out. Too soon for Doomsday. In spite of all that crap, I liked it.
Rated 03 Mar 2017
21
9th
Are there people that actually take this shit seriously? For die-hard comic book fans only, and maybe not even them... Why does Batman behave like Superman's jilted lover throughout most of this? Is there a back story one should know? You know that over-wrought look of apprehension that Barbara Stanwyck has through much of "Double Indemnity"? You see that same look on Henry Cavill's face--a lot--in this. Jesse Eisenberg is the only one that's any fun to watch.
Rated 22 Dec 2016
57
29th
It's just bland. This is one of the biggest films of all time in terms of budget and expectation but nothing in this movie works without question. The casting is hit and miss, the story is hit and miss, the fx are hit and miss ... do I have to keep naming everything as hit and miss? This should have been so much better, yet it's about as good as I was expecting. WB just don't know how to build a cinematic universe and are just throwing money at their films in the hope it will work. It wont.
Rated 13 Jul 2016
58
18th
In the immortal words of Immortan Joe, Mediocre!
Rated 05 Jul 2016
40
8th
Best capeshit I've ever seen

Collections

Loading ...

Similar Titles

Loading ...

Statistics

Loading ...

Trailer

Loading ...