Reviews

Dec 13, 2017
This may seem like faint praise, but about the highest compliment I can give Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight right now is to say that there were many long stretches during which I didn't even realize it was a superhero movie
Jun 2, 2017
Too much psychology and not enough pop. It's possible to be too serious, you know.
May 31, 2017
You will feel utterly numb after the screening of The Dark Knight. The film is bleak and brilliant.
Aug 20, 2014
This is an impressive film in many ways, and Nolan directs with real confidence, yet the overall result feels cumbersome.
Aug 20, 2014
Among the great strengths of The Dark Knight is the way it combines hardboiled naturalism with the kind of stunts and setpieces you expect in summer blockbusters.
Aug 20, 2014
To talk of Heath Ledger's performance is difficult, merely because, as gigantic as it is, it is only one important feature of an intricately wrought canvas.
Aug 20, 2014
The Dark Knight is probably the smartest and most stylish action movie since the "The Matrix." It thinks and philosophizes. The subject it thinks and philosophizes about, perhaps not surprisingly, considering the times, is the Iraq war.
Apr 10, 2013
An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances.
Nov 24, 2011
The Dark Knight is a film that's fantastic on the action front, seeds its acrobatics in its own reality, and always feels relevant even when its ideas are drowned out by clatter.
Jul 6, 2010
Christopher Nolan is much, much smarter than your average filmmaker.
Jul 6, 2010
Flawed and overrated.
Oct 18, 2008
The symbiosis of good and evil is the film's philosophical core, and images of duality and cloaked identity are strewn through it like shards from a fun house mirror.
Jul 25, 2008
[Ledger's] manic zest gives the film its energy.
Jul 25, 2008
You will exit the cinema with an enhanced respect for Nolan's intelligence, for Wally Pfister's pin-sharp cinematography, and, sadly, for an acting talent tragically curtailed.
Jul 25, 2008
Shouldn't Nolan, marvellous as his directing here is, be creating original films rather than rebooting and retooling franchise fare?
Jul 25, 2008
Watching the first dizzying, vertiginous overhead shot of the glittering skyscrapers and minuscule streets, I literally forgot to breathe for a second or two, and found myself teetering forward on my seat...
Jul 18, 2008
Now you see it, now you don't.
Jul 18, 2008
It has chases and crashes and fight scenes, including a somersaulting truck, but when it is over it is the wrenching choices, the internal confrontations, that reverberate.
Jul 18, 2008
I'm betraying my childhood to concede this, but Nolan has finally topped Tim Burton's two twisted spectaculars.
Jul 18, 2008
Christopher Nolan's latest exploration of the Batman mythology steeps its muddled plot in so much murk that the Joker's maniacal nihilism comes to seem like a recurrent grace note.