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The Dark Knight Reviews

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Tom Charity
Top Critic IconTop Critic

An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances.

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April 10, 2013
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Were films judged entirely by the emotive impact of their opening and closing images, The Dark Knight would be a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: B+

January 24, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

The glimpse into the Joker's darkness during his documented torture scene is a credit to the devastatingly lost potential of Heath Ledger.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2013
Ali Gray

It's not just the best Batman film ever. It's not just the best superhero movie ever. It's more than a money-spinner, a franchise, a comic-book cash-in. The Dark Knight is a stunning piece of work that deserves every word of praise spoken about it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

October 14, 2012
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

a phenomenal masterpiece whose creators aren't content with simply making a great comic book movie, but craft one that transcends the genre to become one of the best films this decade.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 10/10

August 27, 2012
Michael Dequina

Thank Warner Bros. for letting Nolan make such a smart, thrilling, emotionally involving, just terrifically well rounded and fully realized entertainment that challenges and elevates notions of what a so-called 'summer blockbuster' can do.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

July 24, 2012
Chris Sawin

It is ridiculous how much praise "The Dark Knight" truly deserves. Heath Ledger is this film's crowning jewel. By the time you get to the end credits, you'll immediately want to see it again.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 10/10

July 22, 2012
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

The Dark Knight is the best kind of sequel -- one that uses its predecessor as a gateway to explore new facets of its characters and its world.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 4/4

July 15, 2012
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Visceral and terrifying.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 29, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The Dark Knight is a film that's fantastic on the action front, seeds its acrobatics in its own reality, and always feels relevant even when its ideas are drowned out by clatter.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 24, 2011
Neil Pond
American Profile

Even if this wasn't Ledger's final role before his untimely death last year, his Joker would still go down in cinema history as one of the most creepily unhinged big-screen bad guys of all time.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2011
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

More than a comic-book adventure, this is a sprawling crime epic.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2011
Joshua Starnes

You know you're watching a good movie when it puts a smile on your face right from the start. In the The Dark Knight it may be a twisted grimace but given the right perspective there's enjoyment to be had in even the bleakest subject matter.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 10/10

March 18, 2011
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 19, 2010
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Allusions to our current struggles with surveillance, public perception and terrorism are thrown into the mix, adding political immediacy to Nolan's psycho noir.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: A-

November 6, 2010
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

Bring on part three.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 9/10

July 6, 2010
Laremy Legel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Christopher Nolan is much, much smarter than your average filmmaker.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

July 6, 2010
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Completely lacking in vanity, Ledger creates his finest performance.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 6, 2010
Mike Scott

It not only surpasses Batman Begins - previously considered the high-water mark of movies about the Caped Crusader - but one that magnificently transcends the superhero genre.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 9, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

The Dark Knight is a masterpiece of the first order, and the first great post-Sept. 11 film.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 4/4

August 30, 2009
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