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The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises may not reach the heights of its predecessor, but it is a worthy, epic conclusion to a trilogy that has raised the bar for an entire genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 30, 2016
'The Dark Knight Rises' tries to be very dark and serious. The problem is, that rubber-headed costume just looks sort of, well, comical, when things get too realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Bailey
June 21, 2016
Nolan somehow never loses control - this is an accomplished and tremendously confident filmmaker, both in the execution of his thrilling chases and action beats, and in his manipulation of the complicated, multi-faceted narrative.
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises, awaited by the whole world as if it were the coming of a messiah, delivers on its promise as a mega-entertainment, but it's less dark, and with uncharacteristic inelegance along the way.
J. Olson
April 9, 2016
Nothing here compares to the spastic, crackling electricity of the interrogation scene between Batman and the Joker in "The Dark Knight."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Randall King
Winnipeg Free Press
August 1, 2015
By the thrilling... Nolan satiates his taste for the big action set piece, but all is grounded in an intricately woven world of fierce loyalty and even more fierce enmity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
August 1, 2015
You should consider the overall brilliance of Nolan's series of "Dark Knight" films and wonder whether the next filmmaker willing to take on the caped crusader's story is batty.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
August 1, 2015
Lacking a central figure as dazzling as Heath Ledger's Joker, The Dark Knight Rises is not as strong as its predecessor, but it's still a doozy. Um, a violent, grim, nightmarish doozy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Blaustein
ABC News Radio
August 1, 2015
My issues with it are few and didn't detract from my love for this film, which I believe you're going to love, too.
Emma Simmonds
The Arts Desk
August 1, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises succeeds because it's rooted in real-world experiences and fears.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2015
Intense action and emotion make for gripping viewing and along with a dash of playfulness that occasionally lifts the dark mood it feels like the comic book hero has been rightly adapted for our times.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
August 1, 2015
It's a film with so much it wants to say that the words sometimes collide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
August 1, 2015
Nolan has become hooked on the grandiose, at times even the biblical. For anyone who admired the witty playfulness of his early films, it's a dark night indeed.
Jenny McCartney
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 1, 2015
I respected The Dark Knight Rises; I didn't quite love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Serba
July 28, 2015
Although often absorbing and on par with the quality of spectacle we expect from the franchise Rises proves that its predecessor is a film nearly impossible to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 28, 2015
Maybe not quite up to the standard of the first two in the series, but deserving of a very honourable mention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
July 28, 2015
The Bat-brigade as well as Christopher Nolan zealots will doubtless go batty over The Dark Knight Rises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
June 22, 2015
As befits the saga's engagement with the economics of Gotham City, a great deal of topical material floats about here, insufficiently digested.
Samuel Roberts
June 22, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises is an intense and brutal viewing experience, easily the most emotionally exhausting of the three films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A sprawling mess that basically reboots itself and starts all over again roughly halfway through its ludicrous 164-minute running time.
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