The Dark Knight Rises 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

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The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.

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It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a merciless terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) force Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win.

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Critic Reviews for The Dark Knight Rises

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  • The Dark Knight Rises not only celebrates a caped Übermensch but is itself, as a commercial enterprise, something beyond good and evil.

    February 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The Dark Knight Rises is the taut and satisfying finale to a beastly franchise that not only proposed new interpretations of a beloved tale, but it also re-engineered what we imagine a superhero movie to be.

    September 8, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • 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.

    June 21, 2016 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    August 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • I respected The Dark Knight Rises; I didn't quite love it.

    August 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • As befits the saga's engagement with the economics of Gotham City, a great deal of topical material floats about here, insufficiently digested.

    June 22, 2015 | Full Review…

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  • Jul 21, 2016
    A very nice follow up to the Oscar winning "Dark Knight" "The Dark Knight Rises" dosnt disappoint. With more vehicles and some better acting by Bale this movie is mostly carried by its fantastic story and its crazy villain Bane. Once again Nolan outdoes himself in this beautiful crime thriller piece. The RT score is perfect where it is but id like to see it reach a 90% or higher.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Good way to end the franchise. Leaving the story like they did gave the audience something to think about themselves as to where the story goes from there as they leave the theater. Script was the worst of the trilogy which isn't saying much as all of the films in this trilogy are good. Tom Hardy was excellent as Bane. Story starts off slower than expected before seeing Batman back into the fold but necessary seeing as they took cues from The Dark Knight Returns comic book series.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2016
    While falling flat at some points, The Dark Knight Rises is a thought-provoking, thrilling action film that has some of the most beautiful IMAX film sequences ever captured. It concludes Nolan's ambitious tale with one of the best trilogy endings ever.
    Sean T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 26, 2016
    Christopher Nolan's epic trilogy concludes in glorious fashion and gives us a thought provoking and suitably satisfying conclusion to an epic saga. It's emotional, intense and has a great villain in Tom Hardy.
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