Critic Review - Associated Press

This is the problem when you're an exceptional, visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary, they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a letdown.

July 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Associated Press | Comments (400)
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Matt Alex S.

Matias Sabaj

if this was Facebook,I would "Like" this comment.

Jul 16 - 02:13 PM

Juan Huaylla

Juan Huaylla

well said brother

Jul 16 - 02:16 PM

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Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox

THAT was well said.

Jul 16 - 02:29 PM

Ian Carvalho

Ian Carvalho

Guido - Nolan's films are arguably already more iconic. And Who are you to judge someone's maturity when you spend most of your day trolling a movie website?

Jul 16 - 02:42 PM

Chase Bahr

Chase Bahr

Guido V- But see, 3 movies is a kinda unfair way to look at it, because it's not just 3 movies, it's over ten years in the universe of the films. A few years between BB and TDK and 8 years between TDK and TDKR. That's a long time for a man without powers(spider-man, superman) to do anything let alone save the biggest city on Earth over and over again. I don't think it's particularly fair to say Joker is playing second fiddle to Bane, as the Joker is already called among the top 5 or so screen villains in history, and if they were to recast him it would just be dumb even if some other actor did an amazing job. The one thing I would fight you to the death (message board-style) about is who is the better Joker. It's obviously Ledger. Nicholson was great, but he was a clown. Yes, the Joker appears to be a clown. But how menacing is a man who prances around and cackles, wearing bright purple full-body suits and has flowers that spray acid or just water or w/e? If the Joker were a real villain, someone we would buy as a real human being in this world (as we buy a man dressing like a bat fighting crime) it has to be like Ledger's joker. Not a clown who worked for the mob, but an insane person who grew up in an abusive home, who let the dark underbelly of Gotham crawl under his skin and inhabit him, who smears paint on his face and wears something that looks like he found it under a dumpster and put razor blades in his mouth to make him look like he's smiling. That is evil. Nicholson, on the other hand, probably read 3 or 4 comics and said "Okay wardrobe, make me look like a clown!"

Jul 16 - 06:50 PM

Geoffrey Shauger

Geoffrey Shauger

What an idiot

Jul 16 - 02:27 PM

Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox

i disagree with almost everything you said. Minus parts of the first paragraph.

Jul 16 - 02:28 PM

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Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis

DC movies only affect WB. DC gets nothing from the profits.

Jul 16 - 02:51 PM

swe s.

swe star

If we're going to constantly compare this to the iconic joker performance then I guess TDKR will always loose some points in critics eyes who by now are expecting that same momentum. It cant be done get over it! It's not a comparison but a complementary piece to the batman begins essentially part 2 - adding value to that nooanistic batmanverse if you see in that light then this review looses its main points.

Jul 16 - 02:31 PM

san t.

san ti

its come to point where these so called critics are going to be questioned hard. what a joke some of these critics are.

Jul 16 - 03:27 PM

Joanne Newton

Joanne Newton

Zauri, you appear highly arrogant.

Jul 16 - 04:18 PM

Ryan N.

Ryan Nolan

Zauri, I've seen you trolling other websites with the same garbage. People here are just hoping for a good movie and aren't too concerned that Batman isn't fighting Zombies or other supernatural beings that you so called 'Batman purest' crave so much.

I'm not going to bash Cristy for her opinion but it seems a bit odd to me to base a film's worth almost solely on the success of the previous installment. Just because she doesn't like this as much as The Dark Knight she gives it a bad review, but she doesn't even have the guts to give it a star rating, probably because she thinks its a 3/5 film (her review read like it) but she doesn't want it to get a positive on the RT meter in case she loses some hits.

Jul 16 - 04:25 PM

xMrGrimmx

Jesse Hornick

Why did she put a noose around her neck???

Jul 16 - 06:29 PM

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Carl Carson

Carl Carson

Holy shit 5 pages of pure hate already!
WEll everybody have their opinion and I am gonna have mine this friday.

Jul 16 - 02:25 PM

Justin Isett

Justin Isett

Really? It's not brilliant is your complaint?!

Jul 16 - 01:54 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

Read the whole review...and basically.

Jul 16 - 01:57 PM

Justin Isett

Justin Isett

It's not a bad review, I'm excited. I'm sure I'll enjoy the movie. Truth be told I always enjoyed the campier movies more, but Chirstopher Nolan is a great film maker.

Jul 16 - 02:20 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

Read before you reply.

Jul 16 - 02:52 PM

Justin Isett

Justin Isett

I'm just surprised that that's the tag. As opposed to over plotted and long.

Jul 16 - 05:50 PM

mpodd6

mike podds

you are like all the fair-weather batman fans out there who only liked the dark knight because of heath ledger. so Snow White, Rock of Ages, and Spiderman are all better movies...please

Jul 16 - 01:54 PM

Dustin Gonzalez

Dustin Gonzalez

Matter of opinion, but eh. As a critic it seems kind of unprofessional I guess.

Jul 16 - 01:59 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

She also gave Magic Mike a perfect score...lol

Jul 16 - 03:05 PM

Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

lol she gave magic mike 4 stars. she only gives high score to movies she likes but doesn't consider directing, screenplay, cinematography and acting.

Jul 16 - 01:56 PM

Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

ignore her review she's bias and ignorant go read time's, empire, variety, rolling stone, ign, hollywood reporter reviews they are more intelligent and constructive reviews

Jul 16 - 01:58 PM

Crimson Ark

Crimson Ark

Funny you only name the reviews that have given the film the highest scores. You're biased and ignorant. You're making that VERY apparent.

Jul 16 - 02:46 PM

Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Actually no he isn't. She fails in everyone of those counts he brings up, I don't see how he is being Biased unless you see it as such. Which in itself is very flawed thinking.

Jul 16 - 03:41 PM

Caats

Chris S

aren't you the guy who posted on every negative review for amazing spider-man?

Jul 16 - 04:09 PM

Tyler Hollingsworth

Tyler Hollingsworth

Doesn't consider direcing, screenplay, acting and cinematography? Magic Mike was directed by Stephen Soderbergh (you should know who that is), and was far from lacking in any of the other categories you mentioned. Don't talk about things you don't know about.

Jul 16 - 03:17 PM

Donavon Bray

Donavon Bray

Tyler H., You can't bring logic into an argument with these people. Magic Mike is a terrible movie because the homophobic masses said so. Just like when they all complained about Heath Ledger playing Joker, followed by 15 million Brokeback Batman jokes.

Jul 16 - 03:43 PM

Xiong Lee

Xiong Lee

not a bad review

Jul 16 - 01:56 PM

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Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

ya she likes all the male nudity thats why she gave it a high score. proves she's a bias critic

Jul 16 - 02:03 PM

JAB991

Jasper Basch

There was no male nudity in Magic Mike

Jul 16 - 02:04 PM

Troy Sims

Troy Sims

Maybe you guys should watch the movies you criticize the critics over before making your judgments. You haven't seen either movie so your opinion is moot...

Jul 16 - 02:06 PM

Roderick Spode

Donald Clarke

You don't think she's a "bias critic". You think she's a "biased critic". "Bias" is a bloody noun, for Pete's sake. Learn some English before talking tripe. As it happens, I see no sign of bias in her reviews.

Jul 16 - 02:17 PM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

she gave the dictator a half of a star

Jul 16 - 02:21 PM

ugottrollolololol l.

ugottrollolololol lolol

i 100% agree

Jul 16 - 03:10 PM

Duncan Houst

Duncan Houst

You haven't seen "Magic Mike". That's painfully clear.

Jul 16 - 04:37 PM

Ralph

Ralph Myers

Magic Mike deserves 4 stars, great film

Jul 16 - 02:18 PM

Ivan Cheung

Ivan Cheung

*facepalm

Jul 16 - 02:44 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

Christy I know its you.

Jul 16 - 02:56 PM

Shawn Osterhus

Shawn Osterhus

I hope she is very wrong.

Jul 16 - 01:56 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

Anyone who gives Battleship a higher score and Magic Mike a PERFECT score. I undoubtedly wrong.

Jul 16 - 03:06 PM

Sean Aminali

Sean Aminali

Another negative review. Duck!

Jul 16 - 01:56 PM

Dustin Gonzalez

Dustin Gonzalez

Oh no, you are going to be famous...

Jul 16 - 01:57 PM

Kendra Smith

Kendra Smith

Aaaaaand here...we...go.

Jul 16 - 01:57 PM

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Logan Atkinson

Logan Atkinson

haha niiice, well played

Jul 16 - 02:03 PM

Edd Jefferson

Edd Jefferson

1: I wish you good luck.
2: So if a movie's not brilliant that means it can't be good?

Jul 16 - 01:58 PM

Matthew Lam

Matthew Lam

I'm not afraid...I'm ANGRY

Jul 16 - 01:58 PM

TheIrishAvenger

Michael P.K

Here we go again!

Jul 16 - 01:59 PM

Michael Chu

Michael Chu

Hey Christy Lemire, will read again.

Jul 16 - 01:59 PM

Alexander Grigg

Alexander Grigg

She rates "Think Like a Man" and "Men in Black III" as fresh and then trashes this? How she achieved top critic status is a mystery.

Jul 16 - 02:00 PM

Sean Aminali

Sean Aminali

She gave "Men in Black III" a rotten review.

Jul 16 - 02:02 PM

Ronald Harrison

Ronald Harrison

So I guess credibility in your eyes means sharing your exact taste in movies, right? Here's a challenge for you, and for all of the idiots who will inevitably use the same "this reviewer loved movies that I hated" crap as an excuse: Go review the histories of the critics who gave this a positive review. When you find even one movie where you disagree, go ahead and post this same nonsense in the comments. Have fun.

Jul 16 - 02:27 PM

Ken Brown

Ken Brown

I'm reasonably sure that The Dark Knight Rises could be almost three hours of Christian Bale struggling to get from his wheelchair onto the toilet and taking a hard poo and it would still be more compelling than Battleship, though.

Jul 16 - 03:36 PM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

She gave Battleship a fresh review. who does that?

Jul 16 - 02:30 PM

Joshua Henderson

Joshua Henderson

33% of critics. Not every critic agrees with the Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer every time. The people who point out Rotten movies that a critic liked are going nowhere with their excuse. It's just trying to make them feel better.

Jul 16 - 03:25 PM

Ken Brown

Ken Brown

"Fire the guns!"
"Which one?"
::slams fist::
"All of them!"
In the game, that would be considered cheating.

Jul 16 - 03:40 PM

Harvey Dent

sam niles

I bet if you looked through the history of critics that liked the movie there will be some positive reviews for bad movies and vice versa. Go away you horrible vermin.

Jul 16 - 03:43 PM

Francisco Vidal Correa Dos Santos

Francisco Vidal Correa Dos Santos

so...... you watched this movie?

Jul 16 - 05:30 PM

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