The Atlantic concludes,
the central flaw of Batman v Superman is [director] Snyder’s trademark tone, which alternates between angry and maudlin with little in between. Almost the entire film seems to be set at night, as if it were taking place in Mordor, or perhaps Anchorage in December. And Hans Zimmer’s clamorous, punishing score was still reverberating in my fillings for hours after the movie was over. In the end, Batman v Superman is a tiresome, ill-tempered film, and one too lazy even to earn its dismal outlook.
Empire Online closes by saying, "There are moments that make the whole enterprise worthwhile". Roger Ebert's site has a mixed review, praising the acting and mourning lost opportunities. It has an average critics score of 27% at Rotten Tomatoes, but audience ratings are much higher at 67%.