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The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

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Rick Marshall
IFC.com

In his last adventure under Christopher Nolan's guidance, the Dark Knight never quite rises to the occasion.

Full Review Source: IFC.com

July 25, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

Nolan's dour realism has turned the Batman experience into something like a sexless Eyes Wide Shut party.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

July 22, 2012
Gareth Simms
Platform

The Dark Knight Rises is a tonally confused entity at its core. Simultaneously po-faced and ridiculous.

Full Review Source: Platform | Original Score: 4/10

July 23, 2012
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

It is much bigger. But it's also much colder, much more dour and emptier as it plods its way through a flurry of chaos and silliness.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C

July 19, 2012
Devin Faraci
Badass Digest

The whole movie feels so like a series of contradictions - bloated and long yet rushed, deeply serious yet utterly silly, politically minded yet ultimately vapid - that being both wildly entertaining and a bad movie would be exactly right for it.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

July 17, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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What worked beautifully in "The Dark Knight" seems overworked and almost ridiculously grim in "The Dark Knight Rises."

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 18, 2012
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

The film's poster tagline is more prescient than I am certain it ever intended to be, but it is right; the Legend has well and truly ended.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

July 18, 2012
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine

It's this series' version of The Matrix Revolutions, The Godfather Part III or Caddyshack 2.

Full Review Source: OK! Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 20, 2012
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Every shred of wit, mystery and humanity is pummeled out, leaving only a bullish mishmash of zeitgeisty anxiety

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 4, 2012
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies

A joyless, bitter epic without a hint of exhilaration.

Full Review Source: Knight at the Movies

July 24, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Anne Hathaway is the best thing in this tediously overlong, disappointing final chapter of Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 17, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

.. it's a ticking bomb story, but a bloated one, full of the bling of blockbuster superhero filmmaking, from the giant stunts to the choreographed fight sequences and the large scale destruction of bridges, streets, and entire fleets of police vehicles.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 17, 2012
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com

The Dark Knight Rises is by far the worst of the trilogy and surprising in its ineptitude. Lifeless and overlong, one can't make many excuses for this dull, empty, unfocused mess that is a sad end to what was a wonderful ride.

Full Review Source: TheDivaReview.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 20, 2012
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Weighed down by portentousness and momentousness. The overall story remains a bit muddled. A better trilogy-capper than a movie in its own right.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

November 22, 2012
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Disconnected significantly from the flow of logic between the first and second installments of Christopher Nolan's "Batman" films, "The Dark Knight Rises" is a disjointed mess.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

August 30, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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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.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

July 16, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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The history of Batman's burden is, however, increasingly cumbersome, and it's Mr. Bane who finally makes the pertinent point: "Gotham is beyond saving and must be allowed to die."

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 17, 2012
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

The action too often feels shoehorned in to break up the (far from universally compelling) character arcs as Nolan and his sibling co-writer Jonathan draw everything to a cathartic close.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies

July 17, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Pompous, oppressive, without humour or humans: a sort of giant plinth for which no one has remembered to make a statue.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 19, 2012
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com

Hollywood always bets on the audience's willingness to settle for less than they deserve.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com | Original Score: C-

July 20, 2012
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