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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 308
Fresh: 270
Rotten: 38

Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.

Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 49
Fresh: 38
Rotten: 11

Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 1,195,995

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Movie Info

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language)
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
David S. Goyer , Christopher Nolan , Jonathan Nolan , Bob Kane
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Dec 4, 2012
Box Office:
$448.1M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for The Dark Knight Rises

All Critics (308) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (270) | Rotten (38) | DVD (3)

The story is dense, overlong, and studded with references that will make sense only to those intimate with Nolan's previous excursions into Batmanhood.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

There was an opportunity here for Nolan to show us another way, to (again) stretch the boundaries of what is possible in a superhero film. Instead, alas, the latter half of The Dark Knight Rises retreats toward conventionality.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012
The Atlantic
Top Critic

I'm not arguing that Rises should be Singin' in the Rain. But its Wagnerian ambitions are not matched by its material. It hasn't earned its darkness.

Full Review… | July 20, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

The biggest surprise may just be how satisfying Nolan has made his farewell to a Dark Knight trilogy that many fans will wish he'd extend to a 10-part series, at least.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
NPR
Top Critic

Others will see it differently, but for me this is a disappointingly clunky and bombastic conclusion to a superior series -- Nolan's biggest and worst movie to date.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
CNN.com
Top Critic

The director and cowriter/brother Jonathan Nolan pay heed to Wayne's wounded emotional arc. And the film is a feat of painstakingly crafted closure.

Full Review… | July 19, 2012
Denver Post
Top Critic

Cold, bleak and brutal, it's easily the moviegoing spectacle of the year.

Full Review… | October 17, 2014
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The pleasure, however preposterous, is in Nolan's dedication -- creating, maintaining, and to an extent defending a universe in which people still take this stuff very seriously.

Full Review… | October 17, 2014
Sacramento News & Review

If there were ever doubts about Christopher Nolan and his ability as a filmmaker, he puts all things to rest and declares himself one of the most innovative and visionary directors working today.

Full Review… | September 14, 2014
AwardsCircuit.com

There's no contest. The Dark Knight Rises, which opens next week, is the most hotly anticipated movie of the summer. And yes, it lives up to the hype.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Maclean's Magazine

I was surprised at just how much of a great, thrilling time I had. It's a film that genuinely earns its stripes as a grand, epic work of cinema.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013
Trespass

No villain could come close to matching Ledger's inspired Joker, but give Hardy credit for supplying Bane with plenty of conviction and gravitas in a movie that, frankly, is less about actors than knockout set pieces captured in eyeball-popping spectacles.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Daily Herald (IL)

Caps off the trilogy with passion and dignity, if not always with slam-bang entertainment. Whoever directs the reboot in five years will have a lot to live up to.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
EricDSnider.com

The movie's two hours and 44 minutes long but never drags, and it has at least five separate action set pieces that will drop your jaw, particularly if you see it in IMAX.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013
Deadspin

The Dark Knight Rises captures the spirit -- and cultural anxieties -- of the times.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

The final installment in Christopher Nolan's pitch-black trilogy manages to be both relevant and topical while slavishly adhering to the stodgy tropes of the genre.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Gloom never looked as good as it does in the mesmerizing "The Dark Knight Rises."

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
Sacramento Bee

Even with its flaws, The Dark Knight Rises is a solid film. It just fails to live up to the magnificent legacy created by the first two movies in the trilogy. To be fair, they were incredibly hard acts to follow.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Fresno Bee

Every facet of this impressive piece reaffirms the same thematic gristle as it forces the viewer to chew on the notion of personal responsibility.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Canada.com

The Dark Knight Rises is all about risks, and there are payoffs and failures to go with it.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Toledo Blade

This is a solid film, taking itself seriously and asking that we do the same.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
National Post

It's not un-entertaining. Exhausting, a bit, but not un-entertaining.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Austin American-Statesman

An ambitious, honourable and satisfying conclusion to this genre-defining trilogy.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

The Dark Knight Rises directly counters the arguments made against The Dark Knight. Maybe, sometimes, it is better to leave the demons unvanquished.

Full Review… | December 31, 2012
Bangitout.com

Technically, The Dark Knight Rises is a thick leatherbound volume with gilded pages, though flipping through it yields a story about a big bad bald man doing eeevil things until a vigilante with pointy ears comes to the rescue.

Full Review… | December 17, 2012
eFilmCritic.com

Weighed down by portentousness and momentousness. The overall story remains a bit muddled. A better trilogy-capper than a movie in its own right.

Full Review… | November 22, 2012
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Audience Reviews for The Dark Knight Rises

The more time that passes, the worse I feel about this film. this film adds levitt and hathaway, two actors i love, but is really pretty bad. a dud to cap off what could have been a masterful trilogy.

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sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

Eight years after the death of Harvey Dent, a reclusive Bruce Wayne brings Batman out of retirement to combat a ruthless mercenary with an army of fanatical followers who hold the entire city of Gotham for ransom. I feel I have to begin this review by pointing out that The Dark Knight Rises is a beautifully crafted superhero blockbuster, because otherwise it's going to sound extremely negative! The problem for me is that this film is somewhat lacking in the "X Factor" that made the first two instalments seem so very special. Let's face it, Tom Hardy had an act that's basically impossible to follow but when the script touched on the moral ambiguity of the character of Bruce Wayne (that he's essentially a billionaire who goes around beating up poor people to maintain the establishment's status quo) I thought that Nolan had done it again. Unfortunately he chose not to explore the social implications, instead electing to hang a bomb over the heads of this "citizen's revolution" reducing Bane to another hostage taking thug instead of a radical revolutionary. I also think that removing Alfred and therefore much of the humanity and humour from the equation was a mistake and I would have liked a little more ambiguity (a la Inception) as to the fate of the character. Plus I could also point out that the story is basically Rocky III crossed with Star Wars with yet another generic race against time tacked onto the end. All of these complaints conspired to make me somewhat disappointed with the film, but I reiterate; this is only by the incredibly high standards that were set by the franchise. By any others, The Dark Rises is an excellent piece of entertainment and deserving of the highest praise as a fitting conclusion to a series that has single handedly raised the bar for the quality of mainstream cinema.

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garyX
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Whats there to say its the very best Batman movie to date. 5 stars 10-30-13

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bbcfloridabound
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Well. Bane was lots of fun. Unfortunately I can't give this movie the praise of the other two in the series since they made some cardinal sins against reality. Namely stupid Indiana Jones 4 stuff like driving an armored car off a 20 foot drop and walking out of the back without a scratch.

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puffchunk
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

The Dark Knight Rises Quotes


Bane:
Let the games begin!
– Submitted by Matthew B (2 months ago)
Fox:
And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.
– Submitted by Sean R (7 months ago)
Ra's al Ghul:
You yourself fought the decadence of Gotham for years with all your strength, all your resources, all your moral authority. And the only victory you achieved was a lie. Now you understand Gotham is beyond saving, and must be allowed to die.
– Submitted by Tyler B (11 months ago)
Bruce Wayne/Batman:
A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat on a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.
– Submitted by Tyler B (11 months ago)
Fox:
Nothin like a little air superiority!
– Submitted by James J (13 months ago)
Bruce Wayne/Batman:
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.
– Submitted by Maineutral R (13 months ago)

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