Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

Lists: Animated, Action

Brief Synopsis: "Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?"

Overall Ranking: 633 (Rank from 2012: # 27)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 75%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
CinemaVisitor Erik85 - Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel it is the darkest and most violent animated Batman film so far. A real treat for all the Batman fans.
(full review)
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
Warning Sign80(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes80(full review)

People Involved

  • Peter Weller (Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice))
  • Ariel Winter (Carrie Kelley / Robin (voice))
  • Wade Williams (Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice))
  • Michael McKean (Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (voice))
  • Rob Paulsen (Jeff Adams (voice))
  • Maurice LaMarche (Newscaster (voice))
  • Gary Anthony Williams (Mutant Leader (voice))
  • David Selby (James Gordon (voice))
  • Gary Anthony Sturgis (Silk / Other Spike / Young Mutant (voice))
  • Paget Brewster (Lana Lang (voice))
  • Carlos Alazraqui (Hernando / TV Host (voice))
  • Dee Bradley Baker (Don / Fat Mutant / Additional Voices (voice))
  • Maria Canals-Barrera (Yindel (voice))
  • Cathy Cavadini (Joanie / Woman with Hot Dog (voice))
  • Townsend Coleman (Morrie / Civilian (voice))
  • Grey DeLisle (Anchor Carla / Female Mutant (voice))
  • Richard Doyle (The Mayor (voice))
  • Greg Eagles (Mackie (voice))
  • Michael Emerson (Joker (voice))
  • Michael A. Jackson (Alfred Pennyworth (voice))
  • Danny Jacobs (Merkel (voice))
  • Maurice LaMarche (Dr. Willing / News Anchor (voice))
  • Yuri Lowenthal (Son of Batman / Rookie Cop (voice))
  • Sam McMurray (Anchor Ted (voice))
  • Andrea Romano (Woman / Police Dispatch (voice))
  • Tara Strong (Michelle / Young Bruce Wayne / Kevin Ridley / Anchor Trish / Additional Voices (voice))
  • James Patrick Stuart (Murray (voice))
  • James Arnold Taylor (Mr. Hudson / Spud / Additional Voices (voice))
  • Bruce W. Timm (Thomas Wayne (voice))
  • Jim Wise (Femur (voice))
  • Gwendoline Yeo (Lola Chong (voice))
  • Jay Oliva (Director)

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