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The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The story is dense, overlong, and studded with references that will make sense only to those intimate with Nolan's previous excursions into Batmanhood.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 30, 2012
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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There was an opportunity here for Nolan to show us another way, to (again) stretch the boundaries of what is possible in a superhero film. Instead, alas, the latter half of The Dark Knight Rises retreats toward conventionality.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

July 20, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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I'm not arguing that Rises should be Singin' in the Rain. But its Wagnerian ambitions are not matched by its material. It hasn't earned its darkness.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

July 20, 2012
Bob Mondello
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The biggest surprise may just be how satisfying Nolan has made his farewell to a Dark Knight trilogy that many fans will wish he'd extend to a 10-part series, at least.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 19, 2012
Tom Charity
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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.

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July 19, 2012
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The director and cowriter/brother Jonathan Nolan pay heed to Wayne's wounded emotional arc. And the film is a feat of painstakingly crafted closure.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 19, 2012
Richard Roeper
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TDKR completes on the great trilogies in movie history.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 19, 2012
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Yes, The Dark Knight Rises. And rises. And rises some more.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

July 19, 2012
Laremy Legel
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Nolan knows where the good stuff will be mined: big IMAX action scenes juxtaposed with intimate moments of dialogue.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

July 19, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Spoiler alert: "The Dark Knight Rises" will earn a billion dollars, be the subject of more master's theses than "Citizen Kane" and win the Academy Award for best picture.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 4/4

July 19, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This could - should - have been a swifter movie, but it sends the Batguy out in style. And let's face it, he's earned it.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

July 19, 2012
Dana Stevens
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At over two hours and forty minutes long, with repeated scenes of bone-crunching violence and a maddeningly unrelenting percussive score by Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises is something of an ordeal to sit through.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 18, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
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Arguably the biggest, darkest, most thrilling and disturbing and utterly balls-out spectacle ever created for the screen.

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July 18, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Production-wise, effects-wise, Nolan's movie - much of its big action sequences shot with Imax cameras - is spectacular.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

July 18, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A fitting conclusion to an artful trilogy, culminating with satisfying dazzle, despite some notable flaws.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

July 18, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Nolan's finale gives us the inevitable with generous portions of suspense, surprise and delicious shock.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

July 18, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Moments are stretched. Every recollection must be illustrated by a flashback. Character motivations shift on a dime, and if you understand even half of what's going on -- not generally, but specifically -- you'll be doing better than most.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 18, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A satisfying and often breathtaking tale of good and evil.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 18, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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At a time when Hollywood seems incapable of doing anything that isn't a grand-scale fantasy, Nolan has hijacked the form to bring it down to earth.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

July 18, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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In case you'd forgotten - and the summer of 2012 has given us much to forget - this is what a superhero movie is supposed to look like.

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

July 18, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Speaking lines they cannot possibly understand, not one actor makes any attempt to be believable. So manufactured and synthetic that they eventually lose all sense of reality, they're like reconstituted orange juice and processed cheese.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

July 18, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The grave and satisfying finish to Mr. Nolan's operatic bat-trilogy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 18, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A disturbing experience we live through as much as a film we watch, this dazzling conclusion to director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is more than an exceptional superhero movie, it is masterful filmmaking by any standard.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 5/5

July 18, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Saddled with the impossible expectations surrounding the final chapter in his trilogy of Batman movies, Nolan surprises by one-upping you. He gives you more than you expected.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 4/4

July 18, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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While director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale's epic of criminality and all-consuming conviction ultimately falls a bit short, their Batman trilogy ends with a suitably thrilling mix of guts and glory.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

July 18, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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[Nolan] has made a completely satisfying movie with The Dark Knight Rises, one steeped enough in self-contained mythology to reward hard-core fans while giving less invested viewers a rousing, adroitly executed piece of popcorn entertainment.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 18, 2012
Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail
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This is a sequel that succeeds, meeting expectations built ridiculously high by fan culture and savvy marketing. In the end, Nolan's Dark Knight rises to the occasion.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 18, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The script, by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, takes a few vague pokes at Wall Street and the financial elite but mainly revives the ponderous psychodrama of the first movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 18, 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
Rafer Guzman
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An epic and then-some send-off to a character, and a franchise, that made it safe for superheroes to get serious.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 18, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Christopher Nolan's dramatically and emotionally satisfying wrap-up to the Dark Knight trilogy adroitly avoids clichés and gleefully subverts your expectations at every turn.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 4/4

July 18, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The film begins slowly with a murky plot and too many new characters, but builds to a sensational climax.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2012
Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
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As a cop tells a younger partner when Batman first reappears, "Boy, you're in for a show tonight, son." And, indeed, it's been quite a show.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 17, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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If the film is not quite the achievement "The Dark Knight" was -- and maybe that's the real question -- it's still a fitting end to a very ambitious series.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2012
James Berardinelli
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The Dark Knight Rises ultimately justifies its length (in fact, a good argument could be made for a longer cut) and the last 45 minutes is nothing short of spectacular.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 17, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It is, through and through, a Nolan movie - a brooding, complicated film that asks that you come to the theater prepared and that you watch the movie engaged.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 17, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Chaos reigns for much of The Dark Knight Rises, often in big, beautiful, IMAX-size scenes that only Nolan could have conceived.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 17, 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
Alonso Duralde
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"Merely great" feels like the most backhanded of compliments, but when a filmmaker is coming off a one-two punch of pop masterpieces like The Dark Knight and Inception, expectations get invariably raised for what comes next.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

July 17, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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This Knight not only rises, it also cuts deep -- not just as spectacular entertainment but also as harrowing drama.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/4

July 17, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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My faith that a truly important piece can be gleaned from these tales of costumed champions has been broken.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 16, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's spectacular, to be sure, but also remarkable for its all-encompassing gloom.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 16, 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
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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The Dark Knight Rises only rarely starts to tremor under the weight of its own portent, and is not without its own sly humor. Well done.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

July 16, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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For once a melodrama with pulp origins convinces viewers that it can be the modern equivalent to Greek myths or a Jonathan Swift satire. TDKR is that big, that bitter -- a film of grand ambitions and epic achievement.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 16, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Potent and provocative, The Dark Knight Rises is the King Daddy of summer movie epics.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 16, 2012
Justin Chang
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Retains the moral urgency and serious-minded pulp instincts that have made the Warners franchise a beacon of integrity in an increasingly comicbook-driven Hollywood universe.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 16, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Big-time Hollywood filmmaking at its most massively accomplished, this last installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 16, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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The way the various strands tie up is a mite predictable, but it's satisfying nonetheless.

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

July 16, 2012
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