The Dark Knight Rises

 88%

of critics liked it

90%

of users liked it

In theaters Jul 20, 2012
PG-13, 2 hr. 45 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed
Director: Christopher Nolan
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 45 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Theater Release: Jul 20, 2012
DVD Release: Dec 04, 2012

Cast

Christian Bale

Bruce Wayne/Batman
Gary Oldman

Commissioner Gordon
Liam Neeson

Ra's al Ghul

Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.
  • The story is dense, overlong, and studded with references that will make sense only to those intimate with Nolan's previous excursions into Batmanhood. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • TDKR completes on the great trilogies in movie history. More...
  • Yes, The Dark Knight Rises. And rises. And rises some more. More...
  • Nolan knows where the good stuff will be mined: big IMAX action scenes juxtaposed with intimate moments of dialogue. More...
  • 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. More...

User Reviews

  • The more time that passes, the worse I feel about this film. this film adds levitt and hathaway, two actors i love, but is really pretty bad. a dud...
  • Eight years after the death of Harvey Dent, a reclusive Bruce Wayne brings Batman out of retirement to combat a ruthless mercenary with an army of...
  • Whats there to say its the very best Batman movie to date. 5 stars 10-30-13
  • Well. Bane was lots of fun. Unfortunately I can't give this movie the praise of the other two in the series since they made some cardinal sins against...
  • 'The Dark Knight Rises' takes a seat at the adults table, while the Marvel franchises sit at the kiddy table. TDKR is dark, captivating, and...
  • Rarely do I have as many mixed feelings and opinions after having seen The Dark Knight Rises. It felt epic. It was moving. It felt long. It worked...
  • Rarely do I have as many mixed feelings and opinions after having seen The Dark Knight Rises. It felt epic. It was moving. It felt long. It worked...
  • The Dark Knight Rises is a satisfying conclusion to a fantastic trilogy of films. The film's first act starts out slow and confusing while...
  • Everything comes full circle in "The Dark Knight Rises," a monumental conclusion to Nolan's Batman legend. It's grim, it's sprawling, it's...
  • These blockbuster movies tend to be uncharacteristically long but this the Dark Knight trilogy has always been entertaining enough to handle it. That...