Here's How Every Major DC COMICS Movie Stacks Up With Their Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Here's How Every Major DC COMICS Movie Stacks Up With Their Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Here's How Every Major DC COMICS Movie Stacks Up With Their Rotten Tomatoes Scores

It's no secret that Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptations have struggled when it comes to pleasing critics but how to they all stack up on review aggregator, Rotten Tomatoes? The answer may surprise you...

Warner Bros. hasn't had anywhere near as much success with its DC Comics adaptations as Marvel Studios but the studio has still produced a lot of hits over the years...along with some notable misses! However, it's how they've fared with critics which really gets the majority of fans talking now, particularly when it comes to the DC Extended Universe.

We've already taken a look at how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has performed on Rotten Tomatoes but now it's DC's turn and we're starting with Superman and going all the way to Justice League. Like it or not, the review aggregator is vitally important to helping moviegoers decide whether or not to watch a film and it's often hurt these adaptations. 

Below, you'll be able to see how the "Critics Score" compared to the "Audience Score" (there are some very interesting differences with those) and whether or not every single one of these DC movies were "Certified Fresh" (hint: they weren't). Throw in the "Critics Consensus" and a ranking from worst to best reviewed and there's lots to discuss. 

So, to take a look at the full list, all you have to do is click on the "View List" button below. Once you've done that, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section.


Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 86%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon.

Superman II

Critics Score: 85%
Audience Score: 75%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: The humor occasionally stumbles into slapstick territory, and the special effects are dated, but Superman II meets, if not exceeds, the standard set by its predecessor.


Critics Score: 10%
Audience Score: 26%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: The effects are cheesy and Supergirl's wide-eyed, cheery heroine simply isn't interesting to watch for an hour and a half.


Critics Score: 72%
Audience Score: 84%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: An eerie, haunting spectacle, Batman succeeds as dark entertainment, even if Jack Nicholson's Joker too often overshadows the title character.

Batman Returns

Critics Score: 81%
Audience Score: 73%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: Director Tim Burton's dark, brooding atmosphere, Michael Keaton's work as the tormented hero, and the flawless casting of Danny DeVito as The Penguin and Christopher Walken as, well, Christopher Walken make the sequel better than the first.

Batman Forever

Critics Score: 39%
Audience Score: 32%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Loud, excessively busy, and often boring, Batman Forever nonetheless has the charisma of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones to offer mild relief.

Batman & Robin

Critics Score: 10%
Audience Score: 16%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Joel Schumacher's tongue-in-cheek attitude hits an unbearable limit in Batman & Robin resulting in a frantic and mindless movie that's too jokey to care much for.


Critics Score: 9%
Audience Score: 18%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Halle Berry is the lone bright spot, but even she can't save this laughable action thriller.


Critics Score: 46%
Audience Score: 72%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up, The Matrix.

Batman Begins

Critics Score: 84%
Audience Score: 94%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: Brooding and dark, but also exciting and smart, Batman Begins is a film that understands the essence of one of the definitive superheroes.

Superman Returns

Critics Score: 75%
Audience Score: 61%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: Bryan Singer's reverent and visually decadent adaptation gives the Man of Steel welcome emotional complexity. The result: a satisfying stick-to-your-ribs adaptation.

The Dark Knight

Critics Score: 94%
Audience Score: 94%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.


Critics Score: 64%
Audience Score: 71%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Gritty and visually striking, Watchmen is a faithful adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel, but its complex narrative structure may make it difficult for it to appeal to viewers not already familiar with the source material.

Jonah Hex

Critics Score: 12%
Audience Score: 20%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Josh Brolin gives it his best shot, but he can't keep the short, unfocused Jonah Hex from collapsing on the screen.

Green Lantern

Critics Score: 26%
Audience Score: 45%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Noisy, overproduced, and thinly written, Green Lantern squanders an impressive budget and decades of comics mythology.

The Dark Knight Rises

Critics Score: 87%
Audience Score: 90%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.

Man Of Steel

Critics Score: 55%
Audience Score: 75%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Man of Steel's exhilarating action and spectacle can't fully overcome its detours into generic blockbuster territory.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Critics Score: 27%
Audience Score: 63%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice smothers a potentially powerful story -- and some of America's most iconic superheroes -- in a grim whirlwind of effects-driven action.

Suicide Squad

Critics Score: 27%
Audience Score: 60%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Suicide Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren't enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.

Wonder Woman

Critics Score: 92%
Audience Score: 88%
Certified Fresh? Yes
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot's charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion.

Justice League

Critics Score: 40%
Audience Score: 74%
Certified Fresh? No
Critics Consensus: Justice League leaps over a number of DC movies, but its single bound isn't enough to shed the murky aesthetic, thin characters, and chaotic action that continue to dog the franchise.

How They Stack Up

18. Catwoman
17. Supergirl, Batman & Robin
16. Jonah Hex
15. Green Lantern
14. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad
13. Batman Forever
12. Justice League
11. Constantine
10. Man Of Steel
9. Watchmen
8. Batman
7. Superman Returns
6. Batman Returns
5. Batman Begins
4. Superman II
3. The Dark Knight Rises
2. Wonder Woman
1. Superman, The Dark Knight

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