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The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

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November 22, 2012
Weighed down by portentousness and momentousness. The overall story remains a bit muddled. A better trilogy-capper than a movie in its own right.
November 20, 2012
There's plenty of action, intrigue, special effects, and high-tech gadgets to maintain our attention at least in spurts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 5, 2012
There's enough that works in The Dark Knight Rises that I can overlook most of the more glaring flaws, but it remains to date the most disappointing film I've seen from 2012.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2012
Nolan keeps things dark and dangerous
October 19, 2012
Doubtless flawed and arguably overlong, it's nonetheless a personal and heartfelt ode from the director to the greatest comic-book character ever committed to paper -- and now film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 2, 2012
Nolan's finale isn't perfect, and may not be the greatest installment of the trilogy, but it solidifies this three-part tale of the Batman legend as one of the best ever told.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2012
... if Gotham falls, so does Bruce Wayne. Rarely, in film, have we understood and sympathised with a hero's mission as much as Bruce's.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises succeeds in surpassing 2008's 'The Dark Knight' to become the best of his three films. Whether that will be enough to secure his Best Picture Oscar is frankly irrelevant - because what matters is that this is Batman's best picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 24, 2012
The bold, visionary film jolts us with its sense of scope, scale and social outrage that sometimes suggests novels by Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo.
September 14, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises is the film event of the summer. A completely satisfying piece of filmmaking that delivers so much more, making for an excellent sign off for one of cinema's finest trilogies.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
September 12, 2012
[It] may be the weakest film in the trilogy, but it is still a satisfactory and exciting conclusion to what has been the greatest treatment of any superhero in film history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 4, 2012
Every shred of wit, mystery and humanity is pummeled out, leaving only a bullish mishmash of zeitgeisty anxiety
August 30, 2012
Disconnected significantly from the flow of logic between the first and second installments of Christopher Nolan's "Batman" films, "The Dark Knight Rises" is a disjointed mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 25, 2012
Nolan again transforms Bob Kane's classic DC Comics creation into a superhero for our times, flawed but fighting against supervillains and also the decay and corruption that created them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2012
Manages to mitigate its slew of shortcomings with a cinematically-administered, turbo-charged dose of adrenaline in the form of its sublimely symphonic finale.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 24, 2012
Contains images destined to become classics of what we might call pretentious popular culture. For example: Batman and Bane, slugging it out on the steps of a neoclassical downtown building, in the midst of a sunlit snowstorm...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2012
When the credits roll at the end of this overlong action epic, it feels like we've just turned the final page of an immersive novel
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 22, 2012
It addresses the darkness in everyday life, acknowledges the pain, and fights back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2012
A powerful film. A great film. A messy film nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 14, 2012
The narrative sleight-of-hand aside as a finale it satisfies, even for those of us who weren't enamoured with the previous instalments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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