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The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

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January 7, 2016
The emotional journey of Begins and the gripping action sequences of Knight sees Nolan's finale of the caped crusader rise to thrilling heights.
Super Reviewer
½ July 5, 2011
Full Review Coming Soon!
½ June 18, 2010
It's over... it really is over. But, it was amazing while it lasted. Greatest movie trilogy of all-time!
March 9, 2015
Dark and brooding, a wonderfully atmospheric film. Comic book movies may not get darker than this, or more emotional. Stunning and ambitious.
½ November 21, 2011
Not as amazing as The Dark Knight, but is still a good film
½ July 20, 2012
Fuck this shit, I'll give my vote.
½ November 12, 2015
While it is a great conclusion to this amazing trilogy, it's not amazing like the last two movies but it doesn't mean that this movie is awesome. The Dark Knight Rises focuses more on Bruce Wayne than Batman however, it does feel most of the time is spent during the prison scene.
½ December 29, 2015
It wasn't as good as The Dark Knight but it was the perfect way to end one of the best trilogy's ever made.
July 21, 2012
My expectations were too high. Much of the character development was told, not shown. I went to see Christian Bale, not Joseph Gordon-Leavitt. That aside, decent movie, just a let-down after the fantastic Dark Knight.
The Gandiman
Super Reviewer
October 7, 2012
A perfect conclusion to one of the best trilogies in history, "The Dark Knight Rises" balances smarts, action and emotion with expert precision.

"Rises" may not be a great movie on its own. As a standalone story it feels incomplete and without the existence of the prior two chapters it would be vacant emotionally. "Rises" manages to also improve the stature of first entry "Batman Begins" and cements "The Dark Knight"'s status of one of the best superhero films in history.

Set eight years since the conclusion of "The Dark Knight", "Rises" finds Bruce Wayne in depressed hiding, still recovering from losing his true love and sacrificing his alter ego's reputation for the sake of Gotham City. But his sacrifice is only a temporary solution as there's terror threatening to rise and destroy Gotham City. Wayne/Batman is inspired to come out of hiding as a cat burglar awakens his libido and arouses his curiosity.

The story is not as strong as "The Dark Knight" was but the themes are connected and Nolan is able to complete his trilogy puzzle quite ably. Tom Hardy puts some affected touches on Bane, but it works.

"The Dark Knight Rises" ends one of the best superhero trilogies in dark but appropriate fashion.
½ December 24, 2015
The Dark Knight Triology end in signature style of Nolan !!
½ July 28, 2012
Although following its predecessor is a daunting task, The Dark Knight Rises doesn't even come close to approaching that level of greatness. Easily the worst movie in the Nolan trilogy, it's an empty, almost joyless affair that seems like a money-grab with not enough effort put into it. The Bane motivation and backstory goes largely unexplained, and, no disrespect to Hardy, but it's difficult for Bane to seem menacing when he sounds like Deckard Cain from Diablo. Deckard Bane. Bale is again solid, but the movie is a bloated disappointment, almost careless in its writing and execution.
August 9, 2012
8 years on from the night that Batman (Christian Bale) decided to become a wanted vigilante in order to up hold the criminal convictions of deceased District Attorney Harvey Dent. Bruce Wayne has become a wounded recluse and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) is feeling the weight of the lie the both of them perpetrated for the greater good. It is only when the masked dangerous terrorist Bane ( Tom Hardy) decides to bring Gotham to his knees, facing this new threat and mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), Wayne decides that the Dark Knight must rise once again.

Although 2005's Batman's Begin's was a relative box office hit, it's follow up the 2008's The Dark Knight 's became that years most anticipated film , in 2012 some 4 years later understandably the wait for the final part of Nolan's Batman trilogy is palpable. After TDK grossing over a billion dollars worldwide and receiving reviews rarely given to big budget blockbusters Nolan had set himself a monumental task to follow this phenomenon up. I guess it depends where you sit if the origin first film was more to your liking than the hugely ambitious sequel then maybe you'll feel Nolan has topped The Dark Knight although this viewer feels that he has fallen slightly short of that film.

What Nolan must be commended for his is his ability to weave all three films together to create a cohesive and compelling saga, Rises without doubt the most epic of the trilogy and rightly brings to a epic close which may or may not satisfy viewers.
December 19, 2015
Christopher Nolan ends his beloved superhero trilogy to a satisfying conclusion despite with several narrative and editing flaws
December 15, 2015
Full of action, drama, and plot twists; The Dark Knight Rises proves to be an epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's spectacular triology. Trust me, I have goosebumps every time I watch this amazing movie.
August 6, 2015
If this wasn't the third installment of a trilogy, I'm not sure how much I would have liked this movie. However, because it is, it was a fitting ending to the Dark Knight trilogy story-wise. The performances were great, and Tom Hardy was awesome, but the story felt a little weak compared to the first two. Also, I won't spoil it, but there's a scene at the end involving Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character that was just plain cheesy. It's definitely not the best in the trilogy, but it was good nonetheless.
½ July 24, 2011
Dark and violent, this exciting and captivating finale to Batman's career features superior acting, great ties into it's predecessors stories, a surprising, but satisfying end and succeeds in making an almost 3 hour movie feel like it was 45 minutes long.
October 4, 2012
8 Year After The event of The Dark Knight Batman Took Rep of Murder of Harvey Dent Now Batman Must Resurface to face Bane (Tom Hardy) in the Final Installement of Christopher Nolan Trilogy.
½ December 11, 2015


"A Fitting End to The Dark Knight Trilogy"
February 26, 2014
Bane is a capable villain, and the Dark Knight Rises ends on a satisfying note. I liked it as much as the Dark Knight. Continuing Nolan's success with recruiting fantastic actors, JGL and Marion Cotillard join Bale, Oldman, and Caine to form an amazing core cast. Anne Hathaway held her own as well, though she was definitely exposed by the brilliance of the others. I feel that despite The Dark Knight being the best film of the trilogy, Rises was the most watchable on a repeated basis, owing to its larger scale, and better action.
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