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Eric D. Snider
Pitched at the divide between art and industry, poetry and entertainment, The Dark Knight goes darker and deeper than any Hollywood movie of its comic-book kind.
I was waiting to see the NY Times review. Cool. She's always a good writer even if I don't always agree with her opinions.Ali
Jul 17 - 05:12 PM
ya i'd have sex with this woman
Jul 17 - 05:13 PM
NEW YORK coming through!
Jul 17 - 05:16 PM
can it be!?A GOOD New York Review? :/
Jul 17 - 06:13 PM
Madam, you are a credit to your city.
Jul 17 - 06:42 PM
What the hell is going on with Rotten Tomatoes? If you click on the Top Critics it says there are 3 rotten reviews for Dark Knight but I only count 3!! Where is the phantom rotten review?
Jul 17 - 06:53 PM
Sorry I mean I only count 2!!! Salon.com and David Denby.
Jul 17 - 06:54 PM
Ms. Dargis, this is, perhaps, the best review I've read on The Dark Knight. How many of them have I read? One-hundred and three.
Well said, madam.
Jul 17 - 07:48 PM
fine review, but i wanted to hear A.O. Scott's opinion.
Jul 17 - 08:51 PM
She used to write for the LA and OC weekly and even though she crushed my dreams a couple times,she was pretty much always right.I always read her review first if it was possible.If you look at all the stuff she's panned you'll notice that the lions' share of it was crap.Seeing her give a superhero flick so positively is a good omen.I was waiting for her to speak up.I would also venture a guess that it's because she's from LA and isn't your typical NY pseudo intellectual.
Jul 17 - 11:21 PM
Actually, she is originally from New York. For whatever reason, she decided to stay in L.A. when the N.Y. Times hired her. When she left the L.A. Times, most of my friends in L.A. celebrated not having to see her self-indulgent tripe in the newspaper anymore. Among people I knew in the industry in L.A., she was a laughing stock. The L.A. Times' lead critic Kenneth Turan (and before him, Sheila Benson) has far more credibility.I would have preferred to read what A.O. Scott thought of TDK. Even if I agree with Dargis, her gasbag pontificating has gotten old. The only reason to read one of her reviews is to see how far overboard her witticisms (or lame attempts at wit) get. Some of her more bizarre excesses are at least worth a chuckle or two.
Jul 18 - 09:03 AM
She is my favorite critic and this is a perfect example of why. Her writing sounds poetic and, even when I disagree with her, I completely and wholly respect her opinion. Great review.
Jul 18 - 08:05 AM
Wow. I've never read such verbal diarrhea in all my life. These so-called critics can't create anything of their own- why should they be able to see what garbage "The Dark Knight" is? Put the thesaurus down, lady, we see how pretentious you are. I bet you went in wanting to love it, didn't you? You just don't understand comic books if you like this. I hate you. I HATE you!For the record, I haven't actually seen this movie, but having read the insane bully rants in the comments of those who didn't like this movie I thought I'd even the score. As you were.
Jul 20 - 10:49 PM
Ledger's Death is the destiny of a movie that reaches so far into the soul. Sent from hell to play this part he has moved on, only to manifest himself again and again!
Jul 21 - 09:53 AM
Holy Batshhhit Bad Timing!!
Truly, Christian Bale is an action figure....he even beat up his mom and sis!!! I don't care what the family dispute is....you don't assault your mom and sis!! Dude, Bale, you better wear a mask and cape for the rest of your life!!! You are gonna need it.
Jul 23 - 09:46 AM
Film reviews are impossible these days. These aren't Janet Maslin days, you know? This review is upfront and honest for a movie that signals in an era of basically bad movies with class.
Aug 20 - 09:43 PM
--- Shot in California. WTF!! Gotham is NY....end of story.
--- Joker was a JOKE. Not scary at all...just silly. Calls himself an agent of chaos with no plans....what Bull...one of the most premeditated schemining micromanaging bastards of all time. Give me a break.
--- Christian Bale. Now accused of alledgedly beating up his mom and sis!!!
--- Gary Oldman...what is fucckk's up with that moustache!!!
--- Two Face...another coin flipping joke. Dude, you flip once...you flip twice in a movie...not a fuccking 7 to 8 times....it gets OLD!!!
--- Boat scene... what a buncha crock...who the hell tacked this silly scene on to the movie. ZERO suspense.
--- NO BAT CAVE. WTF!
--- Maggie Glyenhall...NOW HOW CAN ANYONE (MUCH LESS BATMAN) FALL IN LOVE WITH SUCH A PLAIN LOOKING WOMAN...and is Bruce Wayne MAD....he has super models waiting to shag him...why go with Maggie
--- Michael Caine....if you are wise why the fucck are you still an butler??? And do really have to spell every damn thing out....you know....we movie watching folks do have a brain!!!
--- Morgan Freeman --- what are you...some sort of old farty secretary...give me a break...you dont have a problem making scary weapons for Batman that can maim or kill...but develop a conscience with a bit of sonar.
You get the picture....don't you? This movie is the biggest CON of all time.
Sep 30 - 02:33 PM