Michael James’s review published on Letterboxd:
Matt Reeves delivers a terrific live action dark atmospheric thriller with immersive comic book Batman mythos, packing it with solid noir and detective elements. It’s gritty and realistic, but you gotto give it to him for the way he ambitiously goes all out too dark. The pacing perfectly complements its grim tone, but thought would have been much crisper and tighter without the Falcone-Selina subplot. Robert Pattinson owns the role with his compelling performance and shares a great chemistry with Zoe Kravitz. Though was initially skeptical, Paul Dano goes for the kill and definitely stands out. The supporting cast of Colin Farrell, John Turturro and Gil-Perez Abraham are solid as well. The visuals are fantastic in creating the grim dark Gotham world with some stunning choices of light and shadows. It’s got raw and thumping action set pieces that are outstandingly executed, with the highway chase sequence being my favorite pick. The musical score by Michael Giacchino and the perfect sound design blend, provide one hell of an experience. Despite of a few shortcomings, its an engrossing and brooding slow burn thriller, that satisfies on multiple levels.
“Fear is a tool. When that light hits the sky, it's not just a call. It's a warning. To them.”