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About the Movie
Watch the epic conclusion to The Dark Knight Trilogy! Eight years ago, after taking the blame for D.A. Harvey Dent’s death, Batman (Christian Bale) mysteriously vanished. But everything changes with the appearance of a cunning cat burglar – played by Anne Hathaway – and the arrival of Bane (Tom Hardy), a ruthless madman. Bane’s reign of terror forces Batman out of his self-imposed exile and into the ultimate battle for Gotham City’s survival…and his own!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 345
- Fresh: 299
- Rotten: 46
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The biggest surprise may just be how satisfying Nolan has made his farewell to a Dark Knight trilogy that many fans will wish he'd extend to a 10-part series, at least.
Fresh: The director and cowriter/brother Jonathan Nolan pay heed to Wayne's wounded emotional arc. And the film is a feat of painstakingly crafted closure.
Fresh: TDKR completes on the great trilogies in movie history.
Fresh: Begins' grounded comic-inspired origin tale and Dark Knight's masterfully brazen crime saga are closed off with a convoluted but intriguing societal revolution epic.
I was really hoping.....
That they would release this 2 weeks earlier like all the other Warner bros movies released lately. Overall, best movie I have ever seen. Definatley better than avengers. Too bad this is the end, but doesn't need a 4th. Better not use this batman for a tacky justice league movie.
What an amazing movie!
Definitely the best movie I have ever seen, even better than its predecessor, The Dark Knight. A wonderful story once again from Christopher Nolan.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES…ABOVE EXPECTATIONS!
Christopher Nolan's concluding vision of the legendary Caped Crusader may just possibly go down as one of the strongest closing chapters to any franchise in modern cinema. Not only is it one of the most entertaining blockbusters of the year, but it also expands upon the Batman saga in a way that keeps you both emotionally and intellectually invested until the very end. With its top-notch performances, breathless score, solidly engrossing storyline, and action-packed set pieces, "The Dark Knight Rises" ends the franchise on a satisfying high note, delivering one of the most powerfully engrossing climaxes in recent memory.
Taking place eight years after the events of "The Dark Knight", the film follows Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) once more as he is forced to come out of self-imposed exile when a new evil rises in Gotham. This time around, the Caped Crusader must face off against his most dangerous enemy yet, a ruthless masked crime lord known as Bane (Tom Hardy), who will stop at nothing to bring chaos to the city. He must also deal with the arrival of a mysterious cat burglar named Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), as well as his inner demons. He may have defeated the Joker, but does Batman even stand a chance against Bane?
The acting here, like in Nolan's other Batman flicks, is nothing short of phenomenal. Hardy, while not quite as memorable as Heath Ledger's Joker, gives the performance of his career as Bane. His haunting voice and intimidating muscular physique are only matched by his calmness toward the chaos he causes everywhere he strikes. As for Bale, he's even more of a standout figure here than in any of the previous films, as we get to see his emotionally wrought character more mentally and physically bruised than ever before. Hathaway also deserves major props for her portrayal of the cunning Catwoman, who (in my opinion) is even more striking than Michelle Pfeiffer. I could go on and on about the other major players in the cast, especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, but I don't wanna give any huge spoilers away for those who haven't seen the movie yet, but trust me, they're well worth the surprise.
Although "The Dark Knight Rises" never truly reaches the same groundbreaking heights as its predecessor, I loved every minute of it. The fantastic storytelling, the gritty visuals, the brilliant character development. There's nothing here that isn't worthy of praise in my book. Nolan truly capped off his one-of-a-kind superhero trilogy in a way that no other director could've accomplished. Sure, the narrative can get a bit messy at times, but when compared to everything else the film does right, it hardly matters. Honestly, I can't recommend this movie enough. For any fan of dark, gritty, action-packed filmmaking, this is an absolute must-buy. You won't regret it!
R.I.P. to all the victims of the Theater Massacre in Aurora, Colorado. They will be missed.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
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