Where does The Batman land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is The Batman

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

For the first time in a live-action format, The Batman brings the Caped Crusader’s detective skills into focus, resulting in a masterclass of a superhero movie, and a hauntingly beautiful descent into the nightmarish Gotham. Matt Reeves has made a Batman movie for the ages, and a powerful one that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.

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Ruth Maramis

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Matt Reeves made good on his promise to deliver a fierce and suspenseful Batman detective noir. The film is deliberately somber but not an entirely joyless affair, filled with stunning shots and thrilling action. I don’t think this one tops Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight for me, but I am looking forward to whatever else Matt Reeves will offer in his riveting Batman universe.

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Jose Melendez

Banana Meter Rating: 96%

The Batman is a reinvention of the iconic vigilante with a powerhouse cast at the forefront, providing a masterclass of visual storytelling at the hands of Matt Reeves. I could’ve watched five hours of this.

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Maggie Lovitt

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

The Batman is pure cinema that has been deftly crafted by Reeves’ directorial oversight, but the beauty is brought to violent delights by the director of photography, Greig Fraser.

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Ryan Wardak

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

This movie is not perfect. But, there’s so much quality here. Pattinson, Kravitz, Dano, Farrell, and Wright are all great. I think this is a little overhyped.

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Peggy Marie

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

There is a lot to unpack here in this three hour journey through Gotham City, with Catwoman and so many more along for the ride. Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne leaves a lot to be desired, but his Batman is as dark and gritty as they come.

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Matt & Ashley

Banana Meter Rating: 74%

Great performances and a dramatic score lift this latest Batman movie that finds itself weaving several different plot threads (with varying success) over a 3-hour runtime.

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Debopriyaa Dutta

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Etching a grim, violent vision of Gotham in ways never done before, The Batman explores its core characters with remarkable nuance and depth, belting a three-hour extravaganza that highlights socio-political ills that plague the city, and the world at large.

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Neil Vagg

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

With The Batman Matt Reeves has created the definitive live-action Dark Knight. The World’s Greatest Detective may have met his match in Paul Dano’s Riddler but everything in The Batman adds up Bruce Wayne’s most bombastic big-screen outing to-date.

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Josh Barton

Banana Meter Rating: 98%

The Batman is a superhero film that delivers plenty of spectacles but is at its best when delving into a character study, Matt Reeves proving he’s a new major player in the world of blockbuster filmmaking.

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Joey Strandberg

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

A dark and gritty thrill ride I never wanted to end even at nearly 3 hours

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Jeffery Gordon

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

A dark and brooding detective story with a superhero at the center of it. The best film of 2022 so far and the best solo Batman film since The Dark Knight

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Craig McKenzie

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

An undeniably compelling take on The Dark Knight with strong worldbuilding that suffers from surface-level characterization, a bloated running time and incomplete exploration of the ideas it presents

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Collin Willis

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Batman goes back to basics and in rooting the Dark Knight in a greater sense of plausibility, Matt Reeves creates the first Gotham City that feels like something ripped from real life. It’s a grim and gritty reboot with a lot on its mind and enough directorial prowess to hit all its marks.

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Caroline Thompson

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

What THE BATMAN understands about its source material is that Batman isn’t a sad, dark character because he deals with murderers, psychopaths, and terrorists, but that Batman deals with murderers, psychopaths, and terrorists because he’s a sad, dark man. And I think that’s great.

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Cara McWilliam-Rich

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Not flawless, but pretty damn close.

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Brett Murphy

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

This was my most anticipated movie of 2022 and thankfully it mostly delivers! Sure its a little too long, but Pattinson did it, he became The Batman and proved all of the naysayers wrong. Kravitz, Dano, Farrell, Wright, Serkis, Turtorro, all are brilliant, phenomenal, superb! The score and cinematography are just *chef’s kiss*! Matt Reeves’ direction, the detective work, the tone, the batmobile, I could go on and on all day! Now, just give me the sequels!

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Anna Harrison

Banana Meter Rating: 85%

Robert Pattinson put it best when he said that Batman is “a freak.” Matt Reeves’ movie takes the caped crusader very seriously while acknowledging the fact that Batman is in fact a depressed little freak (said with the utmost affection) who wants to relive his trauma but this time dressed in bat cosplay. He says obvious things in the most awkward way possible with his deep gravelly voice, runs around and does quick changes in random clubs, and he has his own diary he records his batty thoughts in; it’s absurd, yet it works, bolstered by strong performances across the board, a killer score from Michael Giacchino, and great cinematography from Greig Fraser. Reeves once again reboots a franchise that no one thought needed a reboot, and once again he succeeds.

Alex Billington

Banana Meter Rating: 98%

Reeves is a visual mastermind, he cares as much about the experience of watching the movie as he does making sure it’s a great script telling a  compelling story. It doesn’t try to be anything other than a Batman  movie, but it excels at being a gripping comic book action movie exploring the darkest sides of both heroes and villains.

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Aaron Jenkins

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

“This is one of the greatest comic book movies ever made and also one of the most beautiful pieces of cinema I have seen in a very long time”

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