Critic Review - CNN.com

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.

July 19, 2012 Full Review Source: CNN.com | Comments (144)
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Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

RT was better when they didn't allow comments on TDKR. And many of these posts are solid proof as to why.

Jul 19 - 06:14 PM

Michael Little

Michael Little

Um, RT has always sucked. It is morons who need their opinions validated by pretentious hacks. It is crap. Awful crap. Worse than a SW movie that focuses solely on Jar-Jar Binx.

Jul 19 - 06:17 PM

Trent Bowles

Trent Bowles

Comes from the fanboy who has his panties in a bunch because a critic doesn't like a movie he does.

Jul 19 - 06:25 PM

James McKinnon

James McKinnon

RT isn't morons who need their opinions validated. It's a website that makes money by compiling a bunch of reviews from critics who also make money. You and I come here for free, so I reckon it's only us who are seeking validation. :)

Jul 19 - 06:33 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

If you don't like RT, then why are you here? You just want something to bitch about. Obviously, you don't get enough attention is the real world...

Jul 19 - 06:54 PM

James McKinnon

James McKinnon

Agreed, Stepping Razor. It was so nice and quiet. I think if our forefathers could have read Rotten Tomatoes, there'd have been an asterisk on the Free Speech clause:

*excluding fanboys.

Jul 19 - 06:30 PM

Samir Javed

Samir Javed

So why are you here?

Jul 19 - 06:33 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

They're the ones who deserve the death threats, rather than critics who are just giving their honest opinion...

Jul 19 - 06:54 PM

Zauri Severino Junior

Zauri Severino Junior

Spot on Stepping Razor. I've already got like three or four people resorting to name calling just because I'm not crazy over this and I'm actually looking forward to a reboot more faithful to the Batman mythos.

Jul 19 - 07:47 PM

Justin Isett

Justin Isett

The only complaint I've ever had with Nolan is that he flirts with overplotting.

Jul 19 - 06:17 PM

Sebastian Montesinos

sebastian montesinos

Guys no one has seen the movie yet except critics so don't hate on this guy just because you know for sure that it will be awesome. Just wait and see. (For the record fuck this guy it will be awesome

Jul 19 - 06:36 PM

Ryan Jung

Ryan Jung

I just hope it lives up to my expectations.. The Dark Knight was incredible and set the bar pretty high.. I don't expect to be as god as TDK but I sure hope that it will cap off the series with a blast! NOlan is a genius.. all his movies are top notch, so I'm pretty sure he won't disappoint

Jul 19 - 06:37 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

I wish rotten tomatoes would ban comments so I don't have to witness this much stupidity...

Jul 19 - 06:44 PM

Chris Noland

Bat Fanz

If you don't understand moviez why would you critic? Big movies are good. If it's big then they spend alot of money on it which makes it good. Why can't you understand. Batman is better than Jesus. He punches peopel.

Jul 19 - 06:45 PM

Crimson Ark

Crimson Ark

Were you dropped on your head down 35 flights of stairs when you were a baby? And by a baby I mean when you were 5 years old and still being breast fed by your mommy.

Jul 19 - 09:46 PM

Ali Makki

Ali Makki

fuck ..what the hell is going on ?
i consider ur review is disappointing ,,,not nolan's dark knight rises ..!!!

Jul 19 - 06:45 PM

Andrew Yablun

Andrew Yablun

with your ratings, I can agree with you on most of them. but to give this a negative review and say it's the "worst" movie Nolan's done? Sorry, but I'm sure this beats Batman Begins and The Prestige. you need to choose a better way to write this review, sir

Jul 19 - 06:48 PM

Samir Javed

Samir Javed

Will the new MAN OF STEEL trailer be on the 15/70 IMAX version of Dark knight rises?
I hope so,but i think IMAX dosent get trailers esp in 15/70 cuz of the lack of digital projectors

Jul 19 - 06:50 PM

Herson Cruz

Herson Cruz

Who really thought this movie was going to be a masterpiece? Oh, that's right! The Nolanites. The same Nolanites that are getting their butt hurt right now. 87% is still good last I checked.

Jul 19 - 06:55 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Finally, someone with common sense...

Jul 19 - 06:59 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Finally, someone with common sense. The Dark Knight is one of my top 5 favorite movies. It's really a masterpiece. I guess I'm a little disappointed TDKR isn't getting the same praise as that movie, but I'm going in with an open mind. Despite some of the negative reviews, I'm still excited. I'm not spending all day threatening a bunch of critics just because they're expressing their opinion, which they're paid to do...and yeah, 87% with an average rating of 8.1 is very, very good...

Jul 19 - 07:02 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

You sir Tom Charity, are an asswhole, like every critic that has given it a bad review. I'm not saying youre opinion is bad, even though it is, its just that you dont seem to take into account the fact that Nolan has a commitment to the movie, the characters, the plot and tone, he crafted it. with care. not TDK? Obviously, he said he DID NOT WANT TO REPEAT HIMSELF. Just for that, a positive review is and should be awarded. Oh and he opted to NOT USE 3D. The guy has balls. Just rub them one final time. for Fk sake. You suck Tom, you suck and yeah, I should threaten you. But you're too far away from my residence.

Jul 19 - 06:56 PM

Crimson Ark

Crimson Ark

Every person who gives this film a negative review is an asshole that doesn't understand what he/she are saying?
Oh yeah, I'm sure your opinion is a lot more valid!
Who's opinion is more reliable?
The critics who's JOBS it is to review movies and have been doing so for years VS. a guy who hasn't even seen the movie and has an IQ 20 points lower than this movie's RT percentage? Hmmm, difficult decision.

Jul 19 - 09:51 PM

Davidtin Smith

Davidtin Smith

Go Fuck Yourself

Jul 19 - 06:56 PM

Julian Simons

Julian Simons

whomever wrote this review is an idiot. Your overcritical and you look for flaws like most fucktards!

hang it up

Jul 19 - 06:58 PM

Alex Mordan Jr

Alex Mordan Jr

A movie does not have to be perfect, but it has to be entertaining one way or another. Critics need to remember that before the give a negative review even if they didn't find it entertaining to them.

Jul 19 - 06:58 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

OK FUCK the media, the press and RT, lets fucking k**l all these rotten reviewing bastards!!!!!!!!!!!

NOLAN GIVES US HIS BLESSING!

Jul 19 - 07:04 PM

Alex Mordan Jr

Alex Mordan Jr

What I can't understand is the TDKR was at 87 yesterday, today 51 reviews come in and 46 was fresh and 5 were rotten but the movie is still at 87. Can someone explain that to me?

Jul 19 - 07:07 PM

Samir Javed

Samir Javed

Rotten tomotoes sucks thats why.

Jul 19 - 07:09 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

percentages MAN! just think of this, ten fresh reviews move the score .2 points up, but one rotten review movies it .9 down. 10 fresh reviews equals 1 rotten in terms of their influence on the percentage.

Jul 19 - 07:10 PM

Alex Mordan Jr

Alex Mordan Jr

why is there so much weight being put on a negative review?

Jul 19 - 07:20 PM

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

AVENGERS BETTER RATINGS!!!!!!! how bout that you main stream nolan loving losers!

Jul 19 - 07:10 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

Look patrick I don't want to insult your intelligence. I'm glad you enjoyed the avengers, but think of it as a really shallow glass of whiskey. Delicious, but not satisfying, basic, nondeep, etc. The avengers was a "make everyone happy movie"... TDKR is like a tall glass of Russo Baltique. Not everyone likes it, but you know its good. Its deep, controversial, beautiful in presentation and etc... you get me. Avengers truly is the happy meal of movie season. So stop trolling with your stupid opinions and send best regards to spongebob.

Jul 19 - 07:15 PM

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

TDKR already has more rottens than avengers and it hasnt hit theatres yet

BLAM

Jul 19 - 07:28 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

Numbers dont mean a thing. Just because you can stuff 8 dildos in your ass doesnt mean you're gayer than a guy who can only stuff in 5.

Jul 19 - 07:33 PM

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

you mad bro?

Jul 19 - 07:35 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

Actually, no, I'm getting out of the shower, ironing some nice clothes, and getting ready to go out to a club here in san juan, Brava. really nice club, with a couple of friends. I'm texting this girl, which I think we will hook up tonight. So na man, I aint mad. I would defenitely Bane your fucking head against the wall for being so stupid, not stupid, a troll. But yeah, I'm actually pretty happy and stoked that im going to drink enjoy with ppl and prob get fucking laid. you mad bout that bro?

Jul 19 - 07:40 PM

Sean Briscoe

Sean Briscoe

I couldn't care less about critics ratings concerning TDNR and The Avengers. TDNR isn't in competition with The Avengers for best superhero movie of the summer. It's in competition with The Amazing Spiderman for best comic movie of the summer. Spidey was FAR better than The Avengers.

Jul 19 - 07:47 PM

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

your a funny guy a funny guy xD have fun tonight man i hope you get laid too im happy for you! mabe you can get your mind off all these negative reviews

Jul 19 - 07:51 PM

Crimson Ark

Crimson Ark

@ Alejo F
If ratings don't mean a thing then why are you calling every reviewer that gives this movie a rotten an asshole that has a "bad opinion"?

Jul 19 - 09:53 PM

Alex Mordan Jr

Alex Mordan Jr

Avengers is great but overrated and Spider-man is seriously underrated. Avengers was entertaining but didn't have a strong villain. Loki was already beating by Thor in his stand alone movie and was totally punked by the Hulk. They needed a villain like Thanos to give the Avengers a serious challenge to over come. Never felt the they were ever in an really jeopordy except when the Hulk went nuts in the Helicarrier.

Jul 19 - 07:26 PM

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

cant rush a villian like thanos my man

Jul 19 - 07:29 PM

Alex Mordan Jr

Alex Mordan Jr

Ok, it doesn't have to be Thanos but someone stronger the Loki and a whole bunch of clone robot aliens.

Jul 19 - 08:01 PM

Alejo Francisco

Alejo Francisco

the thing is, which is why some people get mad, the fact that The Avengers, a movie about a teammate relationship, robotly fighting ALIENS, just like transformers, but presented in an excellent manner, can be thought of as superior just because more people agreed on it.

It is no way in hell a better movie. Metacritic gives the most precise consensus on the net.

oh and many many classic masterpieces like 2001 and other kubrik films, 2001, citizen kane, woody allen pictures, have been thoroughly disliked when released, but ARE CURRENT CLASSICS.

Jul 19 - 07:30 PM

Samir Javed

Samir Javed

Fck you Troll,Nolan is a genius.
I bet you couldnt even follow Memento.
Go back to watching Battleship and transformers and listening to Selena Gomez.

Jul 19 - 08:05 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

CNN has always been a joke.

Jul 19 - 07:18 PM

Zeke Bailes

Zeke Bailes

Congratulations Tom, you made 80% of the people violently angry. Are you happy? You're gonna cause a war. Jerk.

Jul 19 - 07:23 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

Let's comment!

Jul 19 - 07:24 PM

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