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New Batman V Superman movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released their new super hero/action flick, “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” into theaters today, March 25th, 2016, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. And it’s getting a mixed rating with just an overall 44 score out of a possible 100 across 50 reviews at

The movie stars: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an ok 75 score, saying: “When it sings, “Dawn of Justice” is a wonder. When it drags, it still looks good and offers hints of a better scene just around the corner.”

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade as well, stating: “Better than Man of Steel but below the high bar set by Nolan’s Dark Knight, Dawn of Justice is still a colossus, the stuff that DC Comics dreams are made of for that kid in all of us who yearns to see Batman and Superman suit up and go in for the kill.”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 75. He said: “BvS will please those either waiting for the two main players to lock horns on a movie screen, or those who’ve just been pining for Wonder Woman forever. And for the nerdier crowds, a fleeting glimpse at other superheroes hints this is the Dawn of something potentially sensational.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score, saying: “The director, a strong technician whose slam-bang emphatic, occasionally operatic style seems made for comic book adaptations, has been well-served by an adept script co-written by Chris Terrio (an Oscar winner for Ben Affleck’s “Argo”) and David S. Goyer, which raises a number of interesting issues.”

Andrew Barker from Variety, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “Snyder has set a Sisyphean task for himself. That this very long, very brooding, often exhilarating and sometimes scattered epic succeeds as often it does therefore has to be seen as an achievement.”

Matt Zoller Seitz from, gave it a 63 grade, stating: “There are a few brilliantly realized moments, the acting is mostly strong despite the weak script (Affleck and Cavill are both superb—Affleck unexpectedly so), and there’s enough mythic raw material sunk deep in every scene that you can piece together a classic in your mind if you’re feeling charitable; but if you aren’t, “Batman v. Superman” will seem like a missed opportunity.”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 score. He said: “I get that this mano a supermano story line is a sacred text among comic-book aficionados, but Dawn of Justice doesn’t do the tale any favors. It’s overstuffed, confusing, and seriously crippled by Eisenberg’s over-the-top performance.”

Alonso Ruralde from TheWrap, gave it a 55 score. He stated: “That face-off between two comics legends becomes but one in a series of big things bashing into other big things, which is what Snyder and writers Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer mistake for storytelling.

The trio do manage to cough up an acceptable number of ooh-that’s-cool moments, and fans who will be satisfied with those will be satisfied with those, but any other ideas and characters the movie might offer get lost in the rubble.”

Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 grade, claiming: “It plants a flag for a new corporate entertainment franchise and it will make international containerships of money, so does it matter that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is joyless and incoherent? Probably not.”

Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “While “300″ maestro Snyder puts together some very striking scenes — which may be enough for many fanboys — they never really cohere into a whole. He literally throws in the kitchen sink in a film that frantically introduces characters and concepts while never clearly establishing the rules of the DC Comics universe.”

Stephen Whitty from the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 score. He said: “It’s all angst and no adventure, a lot of fury and little fun.”

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “The villain here, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, is so intensely annoying that, very early on, you wish Batman and Superman would just patch up their differences and join forces to put the squirrely rascal out of his, and our, misery.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 38 score. He claims: “Snyder is not without skills, or ideas, but when a critic finds himself at odds with almost every aspect of a director’s visual approach to material like this, material like this becomes pretty joyless.”

Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post, gave it a 37 grade, stating: “Strip away the trite character beats, rote plot points, random dream sequences and other narrative padding, and “Batman v Superman” comes down to the actors, their characters and whether they can sustain interest over the long haul. The answer is yes, if they wind up in the hands of filmmakers blessed with authentic imagination rather than serviceable technical chops.”

A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 30 grade. He said: “It is about as diverting as having a porcelain sink broken over your head.”

Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 score, stating: “Batman v Superman” is an insanely long and convoluted action movie, made worse by an air of importance. It’s dispiriting and visually bland.”

Lastly, Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it an awful 20 score, saying: “Spasms of highfalutin philosophy, and howlingly pretentious dream sequences, serve only as the thinnest of veneers for incessant action in one of the most assaultive movies ever made.” Stay tuned.

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