Batman Begins


Batman Begins

Overview:

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Votes 7278 (7.5/10)

Runtime: 140 minutes

Release Date 2005-06-10

Budget: $150,000,000.00

Revenue: $374,218,673.00

Website: Link

Tagline: Evil fears the knight.

Production company:

  • DC Comics
  • Legendary Pictures
  • Warner Bros.
  • DC Entertainment
  • Syncopy
  • Patalex III Productions Limited

Production country:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Crime
  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

Bruce Wayne / Batman
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
Alfred Pennyworth
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Henri Ducard
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Rachel Dawes
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
Jim Gordon
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
Carmine Falcone
Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
Lucius Fox
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
Earle
Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
Ra's Al Ghul
Ken Watanabe
Ken Watanabe
Flass
Mark Boone Junior
Mark Boone Junior
Thomas Wayne
Linus Roache
Linus Roache
Finch
Larry Holden
Larry Holden
Judge Faden
Gerard Murphy
Gerard Murphy
Loeb
Colin McFarlane
Colin McFarlane
Little Boy
Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson
Crane Thug #1
T.J. Ramini
T.J. Ramini
Crane Thug #2
Kieran Hurley
Kieran Hurley
Blonde Female Reporter / Assassin
Catherine Porter
Catherine Porter
Bruce Wayne als Kind
Gus Lewis
Gus Lewis
Homeless Man
Rade Serbedzija
Rade Serbedzija
Martha Wayne
Sara Stewart
Sara Stewart
Joe Chill
Richard Brake
Richard Brake
Rachel Dawes - age 8
Emma Lockhart
Emma Lockhart
Jessica
Christine Adams
Christine Adams
Fredericks
John Nolan
John Nolan
Courthouse Reporter #1
Karen David
Karen David
Courthouse Reporter #2
Jonathan D. Ellis
Jonathan D. Ellis
Faden's Limo Driver
Tamer Hassan
Tamer Hassan
Uniformed Policeman #1
Ronan Leahy
Ronan Leahy
Old Asian Prisoner
Vincent Wong
Vincent Wong
Bhutanese Prison Guard #1
Tom Wu
Tom Wu
Bhutanese Prison Guard #2
Mark Chiu
Mark Chiu
Enormous Prisoner
Turbo Kong
Turbo Kong
Chinese Police Officer
Sai-Kit Yung
Sai-Kit Yung
Chinese Police Officer
Chike Chan
Chike Chan
Stocky Chinese Man
Jamie Hayden
Jamie Hayden
Jumpy Thug
David Murray
David Murray
Dock Thug
Darragh Kelly
Darragh Kelly
Dock Thug
John Kazek
John Kazek
Dock Cop
Joseph Rye
Joseph Rye
Dock Cop
Kwaku Ankomah
Kwaku Ankomah
Police Prison Official
Jo Martin
Jo Martin
Wayne Enterprises Executive
Charles Edwards
Charles Edwards
Female Restaurant Guest
Lucy Russell
Lucy Russell
Male Restaurant Guest
Mark Straker
Mark Straker
Male Restaurant Guest
Timothy Deenihan
Timothy Deenihan
Restaurant Blonde #1
Flavia Masetto
Flavia Masetto
Restaurant Blonde #2
Emily Steven-Daly
Emily Steven-Daly
Maitre D
David Bedella
David Bedella
Gotham Dock Employee
Martin McDougall
Martin McDougall
Arkham Thug #1
Noah Lee Margetts
Noah Lee Margetts
Arkham Thug #2
Joe Hanley
Joe Hanley
Arkham Thug #3
Karl Shiels
Karl Shiels
Arkham Uniformed Policeman
Roger Griffiths
Roger Griffiths
Arkham Lunatic
Stephen Walters
Stephen Walters
Arkham Chase Cop
Richard Laing
Richard Laing
Gotham Car Cop
Matt Miller
Matt Miller
Captain Simonson
Risteard Cooper
Risteard Cooper
Older Gotham Water Board Technician
Shane Rimmer
Shane Rimmer
Younger Gotham Water Board Technician
Jeremy Theobald
Jeremy Theobald
Gotham Society Dame
Alexandra Bastedo
Alexandra Bastedo
Narrows Bridge Cop
John Judd
John Judd
Farmer
Soo Hee Ding
Soo Hee Ding
Transit Cop
Phill Curr
Phill Curr
Mrs. Dawes
Sarah Wateridge
Sarah Wateridge
Basement Club Manager
Charlie Kranz
Charlie Kranz
Bad Swat Cop #1
Terry McMahon
Terry McMahon
Liquor Store Owner
Cedric Young
Cedric Young
Victor Zsas
Tim Booth
Tim Booth
Valet
Tom Nolan
Tom Nolan
Hazmat Technician
Roger Yuan
Roger Yuan
Narrows Teenager #1
Joe Sargent
Joe Sargent
Narrows Teenager #2
Emmanuel Idowu
Emmanuel Idowu
Narrows Resident
Mel Taylor
Mel Taylor
Barbara Gordon
Ilyssa Fradin
Ilyssa Fradin
Uniformed Policeman
Andrew Pleavin
Andrew Pleavin
Driving Cop
Jeff Christian
Jeff Christian
Old Himalayan Man
Tenzin Gyurme
Tenzin Gyurme
Himalayan Child
Tenzin Clive Ball
Tenzin Clive Ball
Arkham Lunatic Cell Mate
John Burke
John Burke
Arkham Asylum Nurse
Earlene Bentley
Earlene Bentley
Arkham Asylum Orderly
Alex Moggridge
Alex Moggridge
Asian Man - Ra's Al Ghul Decoy
Jay Buozzi
Jay Buozzi
Opera Performer
Rory Campbell
Rory Campbell
Opera Performer Margaret - Soprano
Poppy Tierney
Poppy Tierney
League of Shadows Warriors
Spencer Wilding
Spencer Wilding
League of Shadows Warriors
Mark Smith
Mark Smith
League of Shadows Warriors
Dave Legeno
Dave Legeno
League of Shadows Warriors
Khan Bonfils
Khan Bonfils
League of Shadows Warriors
Ruben Halse
Ruben Halse
African Boy in Rags
Jordan Shaw
Jordan Shaw
Narrows Cop
Dominic Burgess
Dominic Burgess
Additional Restaurant Guest #1
Nadia Cameron-Blakey
Nadia Cameron-Blakey
Bridge Cop
Jeff Tanner
Jeff Tanner
Falafel Stand Vendor
Omar Mostafa
Omar Mostafa
Pedestrian
Leon Delroy Williams
Leon Delroy Williams
Caterer
Fabio Cardascia
Fabio Cardascia
League of Shadows Warriors (uncredited)
Dean Alexandrou
Dean Alexandrou
League of Shadows Warriors (uncredited)
Joey Ansah
Joey Ansah
League of Shadows Warriors (uncredited)
Jon Foo
Jon Foo
League of Shadows Warriors (uncredited)
Emil Martirossian
Emil Martirossian
League of Shadows Warriors (uncredited)
Mark Strange
Mark Strange
Passenger (uncredited)
Lasco Atkins
Lasco Atkins
Ghotam Car Cop (uncredited)
Rick Avery
Rick Avery
Fighting Shadow Warrior (uncredited)
James Embree
James Embree
Narrows Person (uncredited)
Gil Kolirin
Gil Kolirin
Opera Hag (uncredited)
Jane Osborn
Jane Osborn
Narrows Rioter (uncredited)
Dan Poole
Dan Poole
Shadow Warrior (uncredited)
Tommy Gunn
Tommy Gunn
Victor Zsasz Attorney (uncredited)
Philip Harvey
Philip Harvey
Opera Hag (uncredited)
Russell Wilcox
Russell Wilcox
Gotham Police Officer (uncredited)
Ray Donn
Ray Donn
Director
Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Producer
Emma Thomas
Emma Thomas
Producer
Charles Roven
Charles Roven
Producer
Larry J. Franco
Larry J. Franco
Original Music Composer
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
Original Music Composer
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
Director of Photography
Wally Pfister
Wally Pfister
Editor
Lee Smith
Lee Smith
Casting
John Papsidera
John Papsidera
Casting
Lucinda Syson
Lucinda Syson
Characters
Bob Kane
Bob Kane
Screenplay
David S. Goyer
David S. Goyer
Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Art Direction
Paul Kirby
Paul Kirby
Set Decoration
Paki Smith
Paki Smith
Executive Producer
Benjamin Melniker
Benjamin Melniker
Associate Producer
Cheryl A. Tkach
Cheryl A. Tkach
Executive Producer
Michael Uslan
Michael Uslan
Set Decoration
Simon Wakefield
Simon Wakefield
Orchestrator
Brad Dechter
Brad Dechter
Still Photographer
David James
David James
Script Supervisor
Annie Penn
Annie Penn
Music Editor
Gareth Cousins
Gareth Cousins
Costume Supervisor
Dan Grace
Dan Grace
Production Design
Nathan Crowley
Nathan Crowley
Costume Design
Lindy Hemming
Lindy Hemming
Foley
Peter Burgis
Peter Burgis
Foley
Andie Derrick
Andie Derrick
Visual Effects Editor
Collette Nunes
Collette Nunes
Publicist
Dennis Davidson
Dennis Davidson
Carpenter
Martin Duffy
Martin Duffy
ADR & Dubbing
Michael Miller
Michael Miller
Stunts
Laura Albert
Laura Albert
Stunts
Ben Cooke
Ben Cooke
Stunts
Mark Mottram
Mark Mottram
Producer
Lorne Orleans
Lorne Orleans
Visual Effects Supervisor
Stephane Ceretti
Stephane Ceretti
Stunts
Gary Hymes
Gary Hymes
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Doug Hemphill
Doug Hemphill
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ron Bartlett
Ron Bartlett
Music Editor
Simon Changer
Simon Changer
Visual Effects
Rohan Claassen
Rohan Claassen
Supervising Art Director
Simon Lamont
Simon Lamont
Hairstylist
Jane Body
Jane Body
Makeup Artist
Laura McIntosh
Laura McIntosh
Post Production Supervisor
Jessie Thiele
Jessie Thiele
Thanks
Paul Dini
Paul Dini
Thanks
Curt Geda
Curt Geda
Thanks
Boyd Kirkland
Boyd Kirkland
Thanks
Bruce Timm
Bruce Timm
Assistant Editor
Alison Carter
Alison Carter
Color Timer
Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt
Stunts
Brian Christensen
Brian Christensen
Stand In
Steve Morphew
Steve Morphew
Stunts
Gary Connery
Gary Connery
Hairstylist
Deena Adair
Deena Adair
Makeup Artist
Nancy Hancock
Nancy Hancock
Boom Operator
Kate Morath
Kate Morath
Color Timer
John Ensby
John Ensby
Art Direction
Peter Francis
Peter Francis
Art Direction
Dominic Masters
Dominic Masters
Set Decoration
Andrew Hodgson
Andrew Hodgson
Art Department Assistant
Amanda Dazely
Amanda Dazely
Art Department Coordinator
Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Assistant Art Director
Alastair Bullock
Alastair Bullock
Construction Coordinator
Troy Osman
Troy Osman
Greensman
Ian Whiteford
Ian Whiteford
Painter
Michael Finlay
Michael Finlay
Sculptor
John Blakeley
John Blakeley
Set Designer
Lotta Wolgers
Lotta Wolgers
Standby Painter
Peter Edge
Peter Edge
Camera Operator
Steven A. Adelson
Steven A. Adelson
First Assistant Camera
Andy Borham
Andy Borham
Key Grip
Malcolm Huse
Malcolm Huse
Grip
Jaime Dawkins
Jaime Dawkins
Aerial Director of Photography
Hans Bjerno
Hans Bjerno
Steadicam Operator
Steven A. Adelson
Steven A. Adelson
Assistant Costume Designer
Gabriella Loria
Gabriella Loria
Hair Designer
Peter Robb-King
Peter Robb-King
Seamstress
Anna Jartin
Anna Jartin
Set Costumer
Gina Marie Ome
Gina Marie Ome
Set Dressing Artist
Thomas J. Glynn
Thomas J. Glynn
Animatronics Designer
Tim Jordan
Tim Jordan
Armorer
Greg Corke
Greg Corke
CG Supervisor
Nicolas Chevallier
Nicolas Chevallier
Chef
P.J. Haines
P.J. Haines
Dialect Coach
Francie Brown
Francie Brown
Driver
Michael R. Cairo
Michael R. Cairo
Loader
Zachary Gannaway
Zachary Gannaway
Post Production Assistant
Catrin Cooper
Catrin Cooper
Production Office Assistant
Adam Teeuw
Adam Teeuw
Projection
Jan Meade
Jan Meade
Propmaker
Sophie Tarver
Sophie Tarver
Property Master
Brad Good
Brad Good
Scenic Artist
David Packard
David Packard
Set Production Assistant
Thomas J. McDonough
Thomas J. McDonough
Special Effects Coordinator
Chris Corbould
Chris Corbould
Stunt Coordinator
Paul Jennings
Paul Jennings
Systems Administrators & Support
Peter Guyan
Peter Guyan
Transportation Co-Captain
Calvin Chin
Calvin Chin
Transportation Coordinator
Roy Clarke
Roy Clarke
Unit Production Manager
Nigel Gostelow
Nigel Gostelow
Unit Publicist
Claudia Kalindjian
Claudia Kalindjian
Utility Stunts
Gary Robert
Gary Robert
Video Assist Operator
Kevin Boyd
Kevin Boyd
First Assistant Director
Cliff Lanning
Cliff Lanning
Dialogue Editor
Iain Eyre
Iain Eyre
First Assistant Editor
John Lee
John Lee
Electrician
Dawn Copeland
Dawn Copeland
Gaffer
Perry Evans
Perry Evans
Lighting Technician
Neil Munro
Neil Munro
Rigging Gaffer
John P. Friday
John P. Friday
Rigging Grip
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse
Casting Associate
Elaine Grainger
Elaine Grainger
Location Manager
Jo Beckett
Jo Beckett
Production Accountant
Mark Birmingham
Mark Birmingham
Production Coordinator
Andrew Keilman
Andrew Keilman
Production Manager
Mark Mostyn
Mark Mostyn
Production Supervisor
Jennifer Campbell
Jennifer Campbell
Assistant Sound Editor
Gemma Nicholson
Gemma Nicholson
Sound Editor
Nigel Holland
Nigel Holland
Sound Effects Editor
Justine Angus
Justine Angus
Sound Mixer
Ed Colyer
Ed Colyer
Supervising Sound Editor
David Evans
David Evans
3D Supervisor
Dayne Cowan
Dayne Cowan
Digital Compositors
Richard Briscoe
Richard Briscoe
I/O Supervisor
Craig Allison
Craig Allison
Special Effects Supervisor
Duncan Capp
Duncan Capp
Visual Effects Coordinator
Stephen Andrzejewski
Stephen Andrzejewski
Visual Effects Producer
Aurelia Abate
Aurelia Abate
Storyboard
Martin Asbury
Martin Asbury
Sequence Leads
Matthew Twyford
Matthew Twyford
Dolby Consultant
Julian Pinn
Julian Pinn
VFX Artist
Ryan Lastimosa
Ryan Lastimosa
Unit Manager
Piers Dunn
Piers Dunn
Thanks
Simon P Thorp
Simon P Thorp
Sound Recordist
Peter Lindsay
Peter Lindsay

John Chard

It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me. Bruce Wayne is constantly tortured by his childhood memories when he witnessed his parents being murdered. Taken under the wing of The League Of Shadows, a deadly ninja assassin army devoted to erasing crime with their own brand of harsh justice. After completing training, Wayne refuses to join them on account of not agreeing with their methods, he returns to Gotham City to reek his own one man war against crime. Director Christopher Nolan literally goes back to Batman origins to not just give the dead franchise a kiss of life, but actually to spark it into a sort of triumphant homecoming. Gone is all forms of camp veneer so evident in Joel Schumacher's offerings, and in place we have a darkly rich picture intent on fleshing out Batman's motives, and crucially, his fractured persona. One of the most pleasing things to me was that Nolan paced this picture to perfection, the build up of character, and then birth of the Bat, dominates for practically the first hour of the piece. This gives Batman Begins some crucial heart, it really helps us to focus on this weird super-hero now that we have some meat on his bones. We then follow Wayne from a Chinese prison to The League Of Shadows monastery, watching his transformation from brawling man of anger into a controlled fighting machine. A machine that still roams with a revenge laden heart. Then its to Gotham City where he then births Batman and all bad guys are on his agenda. Mob boss Falcone, the mysterious Scarecrow, and also a face from his past that rears its surprising head. Wayne is driven by powerful motives, and it's here in the second part of the film that Batman Begins rewards those who indulged in the character build up. In come the stunts and outrageous sequences, all played out in Nolan's desperately dank Gotham City (a far cry from Tim Burton's dark Oz like scapes). This Gotham is pot boiling to disaster and is crying out for the Bat to sweep all before it, and thankfully Nolan and his cast fulfil all the early promise to deliver a wonderful action fantasy that caters for all ages. Christian Bale dons the Batsuit and it fits like a glove, his Bruce Wayne may lack the ebullient charisma that Michael Keaton's had, but his Batman is mean and moody and comfortable with the zippy dialogue. Michael Caine plays Alfred the loyal servant to the Wayne family, much heart and emotive drive from Caine ensures the role is a roaring success. Cillian Murphy is Dr Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow who actually scares more as Crane with his piercing eyes and devilishly smirky leer, whilst both Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon) & Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) are solid with what little they actually have to do. Liam Neeson gets his teeth into a meaty role as Henri Ducard, and as a character arc he gets the best scenes (Nolan clearly having great fun here). Minnor let downs to me without hurting the picture are Katie Holmes (pretty but hardly convincing as Assistant D.A. Rachael Dawes) and Rutger Hauer as Earle (a little bit of menace wouldn't go amiss here Rutger old man). Still, as I said they are very minor let downs because as comic book adaptations go, Batman Begins is from the top draw, a franchise re-suited, rebooted and completely reinvigorated. But now the test comes with that all important sequel... 9/10

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