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Batman: Year One (2011)

A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

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Jim Gordon (voice)
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Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
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Selina (voice)
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Falcone (voice)
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Detective Essen (voice)
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Skeevers' Attorney (voice) (as Saratoga Ballantine)
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Alfred (voice)
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Stan (voice)
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Hare Krishna (voice)
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Harvey Dent (voice)
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Jefferson Skeevers (voice)
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Driver (voice)
Danny Jacobs ...
Flass' Attorney (voice)
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Storyline

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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A merciless crime - turns a man into an outlaw.


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

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18 October 2011 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Hopper's diner is seen frequently in the movie, and is named for its resemblance to the diner in "Nighthawks", a painting by Edward Hopper. See more »

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The DVD box says it only includes English, French and Spanish audio, but it also includes Thai audio as well. See more »

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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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Mature, dark, gritty and fantastic
16 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a dark, realistic and fantastic installment from DC. I was really immersed into the whole visual and direction of this movie. Sure, the plot maybe a bit slow but the story is really good. The movie focuses in on two primary characters, which is Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon. Although the movie seems to focus more on Jim Gordon and his subconscious more than Bruce Wayne. It doesn't take away anything from this movie. Because I thought it was cool to delve more into the persona of Jim Gordon and where he comes from. Some people maybe against him being portrayed as this masculine though guy. But I thought it was refreshing to see him as this badass lieutenant. The animation for the most part is fluid and I just really liked the more dark and gritty atmosphere in this, which has more of an adult theme going for it. Although the action sequences are well done, that isn't the driving force of this movie. What drives this movie is the intricate and the direction of the two main characters and how it develops. Even the music score fit right into the environment and it actually does stand out.

8.2/10


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