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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Dark, epic, emotional, and unforgetable, yet falls a little short from it's incredible predecessor, The Dark Knight.
From a production and cinematic standpoint, this easily tops the last film. However, from a story and writing perspective, it's noticably lacking in a few areas. A few unnecessary and wasted characters, unexplained instances, a questionable direction in story and a debatable copout ending are the films biggest problems. On the contrary, the story is well paced, the characters are fully developed and likable, and the third act is a spectacular and edge-of-your-seat climax.
It may or may not be the final chapter we were hoping for, but at the end of the day, this is an epic and satisfying movie that deserves to be seen, whether you're a Batman fan or not. Go see this movie!
While I commend the film to bringing up issues of angst, racism, bigotry and xenophobia as well as pointing out how we're all interconnected somehow, rely on others, etc., it doesn't do a very good job at it. The people are BEYOND unrealistic, horribly stereotypical, and ungodly idiotic. It makes no attempt to deliver the messages subtly, or even intelligently for that matter. To me, it's a preachy and pretentious eye-opener with wasted potential.
A brilliant mind-bending and exercising experience! While it's complexity of its narrative is an absolute nightmare for ADHD audiences, that's what makes this movie so unique and intriguing, especially in a time when big, stupid movies have become the norm. More movies like this need to be made to prove that a well-written and engaging story will always trump the best special effects, even though the effects are very impressive in this film. It may not be for everyone, but this is entertaining and fascinating from beginning to end, and a must-see movie!