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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Jake C.

Jake Crites

"But Nolan?s approach is so coldly cerebral that it?s a detriment to the film?s emotional core. It?s all doom and gloom and no heart. There is no reason to care about these characters, who function more as cogs in an elaborate, chaotic machine than as real people whose souls are at stake."

This seems to be a common complaint of Nolan's detractors. I'm just not one of them, I suppose. I really like the way Nolan handles his characters; how they're more emotional/psychological archetypes. It allows them to use wonderfully heavy-handed dialogue that he would otherwise be unable to get away with.

Also, this reviewer gave Battleship, Snow White, Magic Mike and Lucky One fresh reviews, so what does she know anyway? :p

Jul 16 - 04:05 PM

George PapaGeorge

George PapaGeorge

well said!!!!!!

Jul 16 - 05:15 PM

Bye bye

Steven Bailey

I expect at least 300 uses of the word "cunt" when its all said and done...

Jul 16 - 04:06 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

This c_unt thinks magick mike is better than The Dark Knight? LMAO

Jul 16 - 04:09 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

This tool doesn't understand what a difference in opinion means. LMFAO!

Jul 16 - 04:13 PM

Mohsin Cheema

Mohsin Cheema

"Anything short of that feels like a letdown."
you review is a letdown. please retire.

Jul 16 - 04:11 PM

Zaki Ali

Zaki Ali

die in hell christy lemire

Jul 16 - 04:12 PM

Dylan P.

Dylan P

i think it is stupid and inmature how people who haven't even seen a movie yet bash critics who have simply because the movie looks good in the trailer. wait till you've actually seen it to get angry.

Jul 16 - 04:16 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Even then they shouldn't get angry, everyone has their own opinion. Its sad most of these cry babies probably aren't this vocal about more important things in life.

Jul 16 - 04:19 PM

Vicki Winters-Reid

Vicki Winters-Reid

Comic books have thousands of story lines, universes, and continuums. Who is any one person who is not associated with the comic book companies to say what they can or cannot do with their subject matter. I love old school Michael Keaton's universe as much as new school crime drama flooded Nolan's. Just saying.

Jul 16 - 04:17 PM

Johnny G.

Johnny Goode

you're a stupid phucking b1tch and i hope you die

Jul 16 - 04:18 PM

Johnny G.

Johnny Goode

Ms. Lemire: you're a stupid fuking b1tch and i hope you die

Jul 16 - 04:19 PM

Eddie Carroll

Eddie Carroll

DO THE SKIT!!

Jul 16 - 04:19 PM

George Wishart

George Wishart

You're quite immature and pathetic. Maybe when you graduate 4th grade, you will realize those types of comments have no place in society.

Jul 16 - 04:37 PM

Cody C.

Cody Clark

Just so you know, RT is about to remove your comment and possibly delete your account, along with a bunch of you fanboys acting like 2 year olds.

Jul 16 - 04:42 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

You guys are really INSANE! I like Lemire, she didn't like it, oh well. Why bitch and moan about it? Is she wrong for having her opinion? NO, give it a break guys, enough with the BS, she gave valid reasons for not liking it. ENOUGH! EVERY film has negative reviews. You guys give Nolan fans like me a bad name.

Jul 16 - 04:19 PM

Rafael Rivera-Perez

Rafael Rivera-Perez

Nolan's Batman is a 10 for me. A realistic view of a superhero, and that's the reason I love it. Tim Burton's Batman was pretty good too. But talking about as Joker as the main archvillain and all that crapp is just doesn't make sense. Heath Ledger is dead! It was impossible to bring him back!

Jul 16 - 04:21 PM

Bradley Alexander

Bradley Alexander

I have a hard time understanding why you are reviewing a movie that is an independent entity on the basis of previous movies. It's either good or it isn't.

Why not say, hey its a lot better than Joel's Batman?

Jul 16 - 04:23 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

Wait, you mean to tell me TDKR isn't a sequel to TDK and Batman Begins. It follows an overall storyline, stuff from the first movie take root in this film. Its an individual movie that's a part of an overall Trilogy so it must be compared to the ones before it.

Don't act all butt hurt over a negative review just because you disagree. Don't sit there and act like you don't compare sequels to the ones before them

Jul 16 - 04:30 PM

Drew Barton

Drew Barton

fresh review for red lights, battleship, and the lucky one? GTFO

Jul 16 - 04:24 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

who the fuck cares? All critics have different opinion,s so we shouldn't take her review seriously because she liked battelship? Then some of the positive reviews that this film got from critics who ALSO liked Battleship shouldn't be taken seriously

Jul 16 - 04:27 PM

Drew Barton

Drew Barton

lol, Hugo to the rescue!!! GTFO

Jul 16 - 04:36 PM

Owley Samter

Owley Samter

Thanks to him and Jermain J. my faith in humanity has been restored. So stop trolling.

Jul 16 - 05:47 PM

Jim Reid

Jim Reid

How many people can call a movie good before the people who don't like it become wrong. I mean 29 people who liked it to 3 who didn't. It's hard to read "I loved it" 29 times followed by "I hated it " and take that view seriously. I respect critics because I wanna be one. So Christy can have whatever view she wants without the necessity of my opinion thrown in there.

Jul 16 - 04:26 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

But look... not ALL of the positive reviewers LOVED it, and none of the 3 negative reviewers HATED it, so what you said doesn't make sense. A lot of films start off with 30 positive ones then get more negative ones.

Jul 16 - 04:28 PM

Jim Reid

Jim Reid

Yeah that's totally my bad for not thinking about it that way. I realize what you are saying.

Jul 16 - 04:32 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

No one is wrong and no one is right. Its all opinion, its all based on personal feelings not facts. Grow up and get over it. So what if she didn't like it. I doubt all the critics who have liked this so far have given positive reviews to every movie you liked.

Jul 16 - 04:33 PM

Jim Reid

Jim Reid

Sorry if my comment seemed immature. It was off key and terrible phrasing.

Jul 16 - 04:53 PM

Nathan Osteeb

Nathan Osteeb

To be a so called top critic you sure are clueless but your a women rating a guys movie I guess since batman isnt a stripper that makes this a bad movie and you liked snow white that movie was terrible kristen stewart is the worst actor out there so if you are going to be a movie critic learn to watch movies other than chick flicks.


Jul 16 - 04:30 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

I reported you, you sexist piece of shit. Is Battleship a "chick flick"?

Jul 16 - 04:33 PM

Paul Burns

Paul Burns

Why Christy, why?

Jul 16 - 04:34 PM

CynDaVaz

Cyneva Dalton-Vazquez

"Nolans batman will never be as iconic as Tim Burtons batman."

That's funny.

Jul 16 - 04:35 PM

Don Yu

Don Yu

Battleship was horrible, some of you defending this woman WOW!

Jul 16 - 04:39 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

We defend her because we aren't ignorant fools who can't over the fact that someone doesn't have the same opinion as us. There are critics who liked Battleship as well as this movie, does that make them lose your respect? No because they didn't dislike the movie you haven't even seen yet. As long as people like the things you like then its okay, even if they like the things you don't like. What a stupid way of going about life, you need to learn to respect the difference in everyone's opinion. You told this reviewer to change your opinion so you can earn her respect, she doesn't give a damn about your respect. Why should she when you are not a respectful person yourself?

Jul 16 - 05:02 PM

Jordan Laesch

Jordan Laesch

What a bunch of virgin nerds, bashing someone who's seen a movie that HAVEN'T seen

Fanboys, she's doing her job, it's her job to tell her honest opinion, but until you see the movie, you guys look like children.

Grow up fanboys, acting like brats doesn't make you any more experts on film

Jul 16 - 04:39 PM

Hugo Sanchez

Hugo Sanchez

Thank you! Make the rest of Nolan fans seem like idiots as well

Jul 16 - 04:48 PM

Thaddeus Venture

Thaddeus Venture

It's hard for you to take the high ground against people flinging insults, when you resort to doing the same.

Jul 16 - 04:50 PM

san t.

san ti

let the movie come out for everyone to see it. i expect a storm from people, because the movie is genuinely damn good .

Jul 16 - 04:54 PM

Stu Brown

Stu Brown

DUmb question I know, but how many here actually read the review?

Thought so...

Jul 16 - 04:58 PM

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