Batman: Year One (2011)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Crime  |  18 October 2011 (USA)
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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Gordon (voice)
Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Selina Kyle (voice)
Detective Essen (voice)
Skeevers' Attorney (voice) (as Saratoga Ballantine)
Stan / Anchor Tom (voice)
Hare Krishna (voice)
Barbara Gordon / Vicki Vale (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Keith Ferguson ...
Driver (voice)
Flass' Attorney (voice)


Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham's evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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A merciless crime - turns a man into an outlaw.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman: Ano Um  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In addition to voicing Barbara Gordon (James Gordon's wife), Grey Griffin voiced (uncredited) the role of Vicki Vale, who was not in the original graphic novel, although she is mentioned in one of the newspaper articles in the book's first pages as being a "cutie clepto". Vicki replaced several television news reporters used in the original story. See more »


Propane tanks do not explode instantaneously upon being hit by bullets. In the open air, they do not explode at all unless they first cook for some time in a fire before they rupture. This is called a BLEVE which stands for boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion. See more »


[first lines]
Bruce Wayne: Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can't see the enemy.
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References The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) See more »

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a great adaptation
18 October 2011 | by (Ecuador) – See all my reviews

this movie was a little difficult to watch, the timing and pacing have been taken from the comic itself, and sometimes this makes the overall experience a little weird... its like 3 pages in a comic book last much longer and make a much bigger impression than a few minutes in film. what I'm trying to say its that this is a complete scene by scene adaptation of the comic book , but the experience is different. the comic book is on my top best of all time, but this movie was not that enjoyable.

don't get me wrong, i recommend this movie, but its weird, and its even weirder knowing that i have read all this before but it left me with a compete different sensation. the ending seem way less climatic in film than it does in the graphic novel, but its still good.

what i like the most about the film is the fight against the swat team, that was great, i love the moment when batman saves a cat.

i cant really bash on this movie because i liked it, but I'm probably going to watch it not as much as other dcau animated films. i also have lowered my love for miller's writing, and you can see a lot of him on this story, but thats bashing on the comic book and that would be very wrong.

the movie is exactly what its supposed to be, id say see it

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