The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

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August 3, 2013
[This] wrap-up wraps up few of the threads in the first two films, and that the climactic cliff-hangers are nothing special (as well as flabbily edited).
July 30, 2012
The story is dense, overlong, and studded with references that will make sense only to those intimate with Nolan's previous excursions into Batmanhood.
July 23, 2012
Nolan has turned a preposterous character back into a grave myth, the story of a tortured saviour, reluctantly giving his all.
July 20, 2012
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.
July 20, 2012
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.
Top Critic
July 19, 2012
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.
July 19, 2012
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
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.
July 19, 2012
TDKR completes on the great trilogies in movie history.
July 19, 2012
Despite its shortcomings, Nolan's series puts all other comic book franchises in the shade.
July 19, 2012
Yes, The Dark Knight Rises. And rises. And rises some more.
July 19, 2012
Nolan knows where the good stuff will be mined: big IMAX action scenes juxtaposed with intimate moments of dialogue.
July 19, 2012
Christopher Nolan insists on the seriousness of the Batman mythology; he has thoroughly reinvented it, reauthored it and thought it through, in a way no other director has done with any other summer franchise.
July 19, 2012
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.
July 19, 2012
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.
July 18, 2012
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.
July 18, 2012
Arguably the biggest, darkest, most thrilling and disturbing and utterly balls-out spectacle ever created for the screen.
July 18, 2012
Production-wise, effects-wise, Nolan's movie - much of its big action sequences shot with Imax cameras - is spectacular.
July 18, 2012
A fitting conclusion to an artful trilogy, culminating with satisfying dazzle, despite some notable flaws.
July 18, 2012
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.
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