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Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  15 June 2005 (USA)
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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.



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When his parents were killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia when he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long. Written by FilmFanUk

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman 5  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£4,427,802 (UK) (17 June 2005)


$205,343,774 (USA) (28 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christian Bale was the first actor to meet with Christopher Nolan about playing Batman. See more »


After finding Falcone chained to the spotlight, Gordon says "Cut him down" to a nearby officer, who then disappears. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Rachel, let me see! Can I see?
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Crazy Credits

A swarm of bats flies across the screen, making out the new Batman symbol. See more »


Happy Birthday To You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Cavendish String Quartet
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The BEST movie of the year!!!
4 June 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I just came back from a special screening of Batman Begins and I must say this is the best movie I have yet seen this year. All of the blockbuster movies I had seen this year with much expectation have been disappointing. But Batman Begins is not the typical corny action film; it incorporates all aspects of genre: action, fantasy, drama, and even comedy. I was at the edge of my seat from the thrills in some scenes and clapping & laughing from the humorous lines that director Christopher Nolan had written for the characters. I was really amazed by the acting performances from the new generation of actors, assuming that they wouldn't have been able to compete with and compliment the talented, veteran actors such as Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and Liam Neeson. I mean you couldn't have asked for better actors!! Christian Bale was just perfect for the role: he had the intensity, physique, and charm you'd expect a Batman character to encompass. Every actor was casted perfectly for their roles. I even give props to Katie Holmes for playing a district attorney considering her previous roles consisted of "the young girl" or "girlfriend".

I hardly ever see action films nowadays because I don't want to waste my time watching a conventional, corny, over-digitalized,plot less film. To be honest, I gave this film a chance not because it was a Batman movie, but rather because of the talented veteran actors as well as being a fan of Christopher Nolan's previous films. Whether you're a fan of Christopher Nolan or just a Batman fanatic, you'll enjoy every single second of the movie. People of ALL ages will appreciate this film. The violence in this movie is not vulgar, but rather sends out a lot of great messages of loyalty, respect, and humility. Not only is "Batman Begins" the best of the Batman series, it is the most unconventional. This recommendation is coming from a person who mostly watches art-house/independent films.

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