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The Dark Knight Rises Reviews

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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.
Read More | 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
August 10, 2012
...Nolan's final Batman film shows the inhabitants of Gotham wrestling with issues of the real world, namely: money, class, and power.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 7, 2012
The last act of the film delivers in a shocking way. What comes before it is imperfect, but since we're talking about Nolan here, it's still worth seeing, discussing, and then seeing again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2012
Despite all the quality lavished on-screen, there's something missing. It's not just that the pace feels sluggish or the action sequences seem all too familiar. It's that the film feels hollow at the core.
August 3, 2012
a canny Obama-era blockbuster, feeding equally into rightwing fears of the unwashed mashes and leftwing anger at the dominance of the much loathed one-percent
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 2, 2012
A reasonably entertaining late-summer entry in the never-ending parade of youth-market fantasy sequels.
July 31, 2012
Christopher Nolan ends a near perfect trilogy of dark and intelligent Batman films with a near perfect third leg in a marvelous re-imagining of the Dark Knight...
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 29, 2012
Perhaps the best way to summarize the movie is to borrow the final line from one of the comics that inspired it: The Dark Knight Rises is a good film. Good enough.
July 29, 2012
... Nolan thinks small in a big way... providing an imperfect yet satisfying conclusion, and that in itself is quite an accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
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