Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: July 20, 2012
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dashtagAug 16, 2017
I don't understand why this got amazing reviews. 88% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.5 IMDb, 78% Meteascore, and Jeremy Jahns on YouTube made it his Number 1 favorite of 2012. I honestly thought this movie was very confusing, and had WAY too many plotI don't understand why this got amazing reviews. 88% Rotten Tomatoes, 8.5 IMDb, 78% Meteascore, and Jeremy Jahns on YouTube made it his Number 1 favorite of 2012. I honestly thought this movie was very confusing, and had WAY too many plot holes and un answered questions. One big one is Does everyone know Bruce Wayne is Batman except for Lieutenant Gordon? Or Is it coincidence that in movies everyone goes a little crazy and druggy/drunk when they are dying? Are we expected to understand what Bane is saying? What's under Bane's mask? If Bane actually loved Miranda and had feelings for her, why didn't he show them earlier on in the movie? It's kinda weird for Miranda to be caring for a terrorist that is way older than her. Anyways, the movie is kinda weird because there is no reason why you couldn't let all of Gotham's citizens leave WAY in advance than before the bomb would go off. So if Bane is some crazy terrorist, is he on steroids or something to keep him really strong? Does he care that he is killing everyone in Gotham in front of millions? Also, why is it called "The Dark Knight Rises" when Bruce gets hurt a lot, it's mostly about Bane. I like how it is partially entertaining, and how it builds separately. But it's out of order a lot of times. The movie gets junky, like it gets really weird involving the deaths. They just wanna make it 3 hours long to keep us sitting and make a lot of money. I mean, it could have ended by the time you ate your first popcorn! Think about it. It's entertaining enough, but does this movie blow you away? Not for me. It's like an on-the-run movie like Cinderella. Christopher Nolan the director wanted to make millions of dollars by making a good trailer, and good ads to get it done. He knew himself everyone loved "The Dark Knight" and "Batman Begins" but not him. He loves this one, because there's a lot of violence. This is a really dumb movie. Expand
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adw55125Jul 3, 2017
A fitting conclusion to the greatest Superhero trilogy. There is problems in this movie, no denying. But this film stands strong, while being the weakest in the trilogy. Bane was such a great villain and this movie's scale is just so epic andA fitting conclusion to the greatest Superhero trilogy. There is problems in this movie, no denying. But this film stands strong, while being the weakest in the trilogy. Bane was such a great villain and this movie's scale is just so epic and leaves you on the edge of your seat. Expand
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salmansohail_Jun 27, 2017
The Dark Knight Rises is a spectacular finish to Christopher Nolans Dark Knight trilogy in my opinion. An explosive cast, great villain and memorable scenes. The Dark Knight Rises is in no way a disappointment. I love how the story is told inThe Dark Knight Rises is a spectacular finish to Christopher Nolans Dark Knight trilogy in my opinion. An explosive cast, great villain and memorable scenes. The Dark Knight Rises is in no way a disappointment. I love how the story is told in this film. Amazing performances all around. The best goes to Tom Hardy and his exceptional work as Bane, while being excellent, he still wasn't as good as Heath Ledgers job as "The Joker" though, but Bane was still cool and exciting. Christopher Nolan is a genius and a mastermind. He has just created the best trilogy ever! I'm sad to see it end but at the same time I have to give a hand for Mr. Nolan and the amazing work he has done and its a good thing he doesn't overdo it and he knows that, one of the reasons why he "ends" it with "The Dark Knight Rises". Whether you're a Batman fan or not, you simply must enjoy this film because it is a pure stroke of genius. Everybody needs to witness this awesome, pulse-pounding, heartracing, and exciting film. There are so many great scenes in this film. One of my personal favorites would be when Bruce Wayne is climbing out of the pit. The Emotion one can feel just by watching that clip is amazing. But direction from Christopher Nolan isn't only what made this film so great. Its sound track did as well. Hans Zimmer is a genius, what he has created for 2012's Dark Knight Rises fits so perfectly well that you would not even think "I think Danny Elfman should have done the score for Christopher Nolans batflicks." What makes Hans Zimmer such a great artist for this film is how he shows the griddyness and harsh nature of Bane, which can be seen in "Gothams Reckoning". Another example is how perfectly Hans Zimmer establishes the Bruce Wayne rising out of the pit with his music which can be heard in "Why Do We Fall". Every score is phenomenal. And even if you never learned to love this film, its not too difficult to love Hans Zimmers composition for the film. One weakness I can point out for this film was the two fights with Bane and Batman. Although it felt so good watching Batman get his butt kicked from bane in the first fight. It didn't feel as fast and fluid as Batman should. The Dark Knight felt too slow. However this also creates a great plot point that relates to the main plot. Bruce Wayne has not been Batman in 8 years, is he still as good as once was?

The Dark Knight Rises is in no exception an incredible film. As great as it is exciting, you will not be bored when watching this film. Although its a bit weaker then prequel, it can be just as fun. Tom Hardys portrayal of Bane is spectacular along with Anne Hattaway's portrayal of Selina Kyle, which is just as enjoyable. Morgan Freemans Lucius Fox feels as smart as he should in the comics, and Michael Caines Alfred is emotional and memorable. Hans Zimmer composition is exhilarating and amazing. Christopher Nolans and Christian Bales trilogy is a must-see. They have crafted something so amazing that I dont think any other superhero films will be able to surpass or even meet. This is the Definitive Dark Knight Trilogy.
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HJRodrigoDec 26, 2015
I found this movie to be fairly disappointing with sub-par writing. There are numerous glaring plot holes in this movie that just make no sense when closely analyzed.
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SonicHD7May 31, 2017
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 GordonIt 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. Expand
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Daniel17May 3, 2017
The Dark Knight Rises may not be as good as its first two predecessors like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. It may be my least favourite of the trilogy. But it's a perfect example of how this film concluded the film's trilogy as a wholeThe Dark Knight Rises may not be as good as its first two predecessors like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. It may be my least favourite of the trilogy. But it's a perfect example of how this film concluded the film's trilogy as a whole (which is a good thing). Despite the first half of the film felt pretty weak and some of its unnecessary characters like John Blake and Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul, it still offers a solid story, interesting characters, awesome action scenes, great acting (including the performances of Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy), an epic score by Hans Zimmer and a fantastic ending. If you enjoyed Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, you should go and check this movie out. Expand
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ZerpnosMar 11, 2017
İlk 2 filmin ardından, bitişi nasıl yapabilirler acaba diye düşünüyordum. Maalesef kalite olarak asla 2 filme yaklaşamaz fakat yine de Batman karakterini çok iyi bir şekilde perdeye aktaran bir film olmuş. Senaryoyu beğendiğimi söyleyemem,İlk 2 filmin ardından, bitişi nasıl yapabilirler acaba diye düşünüyordum. Maalesef kalite olarak asla 2 filme yaklaşamaz fakat yine de Batman karakterini çok iyi bir şekilde perdeye aktaran bir film olmuş. Senaryoyu beğendiğimi söyleyemem, klişe bir senaryosu vardı. Kötü karakteri çok güzel işleyerek, izleyiciyi germeyi başarmışlar. Bazı yerlerde heyecanlandırıp, aksiyonu çok yüksek olmasa bile tatmin edici derecedeydi. Ters köşe yapmaya çalışmışlar fakat ne bununla ilgili film boyunca azıcıkta olsa merak ettirecek bir şey vermemişler. Bu yüzden havada kaldığını ve en ufak heyecan bile duymayarak, sevmediğimi belirtmek zorundayım. Fakat bu gibi olayların haricinde film, genel olarak güzeldi. Gerilim dozu yüksek, aksiyonu iyi, başarılı bir üçlemeydi. Teşekkürler Nolan. Expand
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amai2739Jan 26, 2017
The final chapter to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy is bittersweet. I've gotta say The Dark Knight Rises is the weakest of the three. Just that there are some parts to the movie that just didn't need to be there and thatThe final chapter to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy is bittersweet. I've gotta say The Dark Knight Rises is the weakest of the three. Just that there are some parts to the movie that just didn't need to be there and that definitely made it feel bloated. It was a good way to end it, just not great. Christian Bale of course does a great job as Batman as always. Tom Hardy's Bane was excellent, truly menacing behind the mask, and that says a lot. I didn't mind the voice that everyone was complaining about. Anne Hathaway's Catwoman? I loved, a lot of people had doubts when she was cast, but personally, I thought she was the best part of the movie. Actually, I wished she had more screen time. Expand
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toadvinesJan 11, 2017
Plot holes! THOUSANDS OF ‘EM! There are many moments in TDKR which will leave you confused and these have all been very well documented. I think Chris Nolan expects either suspension of disbelief from the audience, or expects that thePlot holes! THOUSANDS OF ‘EM! There are many moments in TDKR which will leave you confused and these have all been very well documented. I think Chris Nolan expects either suspension of disbelief from the audience, or expects that the audience doesn’t need every last thing spelled out to them, ie. he doesn’t need to waste valuable screen time showing us how Bruce Wayne gets back to Gotham City after being imprisoned by Bane – I mean, he’s Batman, you just need to assume that this wouldn’t be a problem for him! But this seems to enrage certain members of the audience, you know the RLM/Cinema Sins crew. And I guess that lot enjoy picking holes and acting clever so this is good for them. The plot holes do not make the film bad if the overall experience is still satisfying, which it is with TDKR. Expand
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TheMoeJan 4, 2017
The Dark Knight Rises was an epic ending to an epic saga. Batman goes out with style ! Amazing acting by Bale, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy and basically everyone in this movie. Top notch cast, and Christopher Nolan is a genius.
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BroyaxJan 2, 2017
Après un premier épisode moyen de l'ère Nolan/Bale, puis un second film catastrophique, ce troisième volet est comme un soulagement, comme si enfin, Nolan avait trouvé sa voie pour le Batman, une voie qu'on devinait déjà très différente deAprès un premier épisode moyen de l'ère Nolan/Bale, puis un second film catastrophique, ce troisième volet est comme un soulagement, comme si enfin, Nolan avait trouvé sa voie pour le Batman, une voie qu'on devinait déjà très différente de tous les précédents opus de la saga et qu'il peinait déjà à mettre en place dans Batman begins.

Car le choix du réalisme à tout crin et la mise à la benne de tout le folklore délirant de l'univers ne s'est pas fait sans tâtonnements ni -surtout- sans erreurs, de nombreuses erreurs et errements. Personnellement je n'adhère pas vraiment et ai toujours préféré la vision de Tim Burton, gothique, excessive et baroque, la plus adaptée au névropathe en collants.

Nonobstant cette divergence de vue, il faut reconnaître une cohérence dans ce troisième film et un effort de psychologie sur le Batman aux abois, largué et repoussé dans ses derniers retranchements par un ennemi singulier, le fameux "Bane", rejeton avorté de Dark Vador lui-même avec un physique de catcheur. Jusqu'au rebondissement de la fin évidemment, rebondissement bien pourri mais puisqu'il n'y en a qu'un (de rebondissement) on est prêt à passer l'éponge.

La réalisation est maîtrisée, le montage reste clair et fait la part belle au spectacle des effets spéciaux et malgré sa durée qui se répand tout de même inutilement (deux heures trois quarts le bousin !) aucun ennui ne pointe le bout de son groin.

Si le rôle de flic neuneu dévolu au fidèle Gary Oldman est moins neuneu que d'habitude et si Robin est une surprise (je ne m'en serais jamais douté !), Morgan Freeman reste encore un accessoire tandis que Majordome Caine est à peine moins ridicule qu'auparavant. Le pire sans doute est à porter au discrédit de Catwoman : peu crédible, son personnage est devenu aussi superficiel que superflu, désincarné par une Anne Hathaway qui n'a décidément rien pour elle.

Quant à notre Marion... si elle peut tirer des thunes à ces andouilles d'Hollywood, pourquoi pas ! mais pas trop souvent quand même, surtout qu'elle ne s'arrange pas avec le temps.

La musique de Hans Zimmer fait le boulot mais manque d'âme et d'inspiration, ce n'est hélas ici que le minimum syndical d'un compositeur qui a connu mieux.

Finalement, on se demande s'il s'agit encore d'un "Batman" : sa ville générique, les péripéties qui sont devenues presque exclusivement diurnes, les personnages retaillés sous l'angle de "la légitimité réaliste", l'ennemi implacable devenu un vulgaire terroriste... l'homme-chauve-souris a-t-il encore vraiment besoin d'un déguisement ?

Sans doute pas, sans doute plus, ce qui n'empêche pas d'apprécier du beau spectacle et une certaine idée de la "grandeur" du "super-héros"... ancrée dans la réalité.
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FreedomFightersDec 21, 2016
I remember first seeing this film shortly after it came out and, in all honesty, not being too crazy about it. I mean, I enjoyed it, but there was just something about it that I didn't love that I just couldn't put my finger on. However, overI remember first seeing this film shortly after it came out and, in all honesty, not being too crazy about it. I mean, I enjoyed it, but there was just something about it that I didn't love that I just couldn't put my finger on. However, over the years, I've seen the film on TV more and more, and I've got to say, I really enjoy it. I feel like it kind of begs repeat viewings, and it's worth watching more than once. It's well-acted, well-directed, exciting, wonderfully-written and it features some great characters. I still feel that Bane isn't a great of a villain as the Joker was (I think that has everything to do with Heath's Joker being so amazing), but all in all, "The Dark Knight Rises" is a fantastic film that's absolutely worth watching. Expand
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Cereal-KillerNov 23, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As a comic books reader and a movies lover i hate this movie so much. I can list all the things that i hated about this movie. The Batman coming back from retirement wasnt exciting or epic. It was just "ehhhh ok". The plan to destroy Gotham was ridiculous and groundless. They turned the epic story when Bane broke through Batman´s house and broke Batman´s back into a lame fight in the sewer. The final battle between Batman and Bane happened in a **** street in broad day light. Not mentioning that the movie is too long and too boring.

Nolan did a great job in the first two movies. But looked a little bit lost here. Like he didnt know what to do to finish the franchise. What a shame.
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ClipStateNov 14, 2016
This is arguably the best superhero movie I have seen, on par or slightly above The Dark Knight in my opinion. We one of the best superhero trilogies draw to a close, not going without a damn good fight. While the last film's JokerThis is arguably the best superhero movie I have seen, on par or slightly above The Dark Knight in my opinion. We one of the best superhero trilogies draw to a close, not going without a damn good fight. While the last film's Joker represented all that was insane about the world, Rises' Bane is a show of pure force. The stakes are raised to the maximum here. Accompanying the masterful directed scenes is the equally beautiful score by Hans Zimmer. Fight choreography and direction is well implemented and the set pieces are epic and engaging. The budget was put to good use. The Dark Knight Rises is compelling from start to finish and sets the bar for future Batman flicks. Overall, this film represents all that is good about Nolan's trilogy as we get to see Bale's character develop beyond what we had seen in its predecessors. Both films and character incarnations alike. Expand
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UNARMED_JORDAug 21, 2016
the dark knight rises brings its own plot, and new villains to Christopher Nolan's Dark knight trilogy, even though it cannot surpass the Heath ledger: Dark knight, Dark knight rises still makes for a phenomenal close to the best superherothe dark knight rises brings its own plot, and new villains to Christopher Nolan's Dark knight trilogy, even though it cannot surpass the Heath ledger: Dark knight, Dark knight rises still makes for a phenomenal close to the best superhero trilogy of all time Expand
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cfpAug 5, 2016
After the Dark Knight and the departure of Ledger, this movie had a lot in its plate. It did really well, however, the fight scenes were disappointing, while batman still can fight well, it's not as fast and dynamic and as it should be.After the Dark Knight and the departure of Ledger, this movie had a lot in its plate. It did really well, however, the fight scenes were disappointing, while batman still can fight well, it's not as fast and dynamic and as it should be. Batman is the best martial arts fighter in comic books and this movie doesn't show that. Expand
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CinemaphileJul 29, 2016
There are some films that just are not worthy of discussion. I'm sad to say this is one. As much effort as was taken to try and legitimize Batman as a cinema icon on par with James bond, The Dark Knight Rises sets the franchise backThere are some films that just are not worthy of discussion. I'm sad to say this is one. As much effort as was taken to try and legitimize Batman as a cinema icon on par with James bond, The Dark Knight Rises sets the franchise back significantly. The script for this film is a train wreck of epic proportions, from major gaps in continuity to grand mal exposition. One scene epitomizes the insipidity of this film, the scene in which Bruce Wayne unveils his fusion reactor. He explains that he didn't want to give this boon to mankind because it could be turned into a weapon.

Wow.

Any high school history or science student could tell you that the hydrogen bomb of the mid 20th century was weaponized nuclear fusion.

Wow.

Like I said, some films are just not worthy of discussion. Skip this one, the actors look bored, the direction is flabby, the dialogue is overwrought and it's a waste of words and a waste of your money and a colossal waste of time.

Wow.
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OutATimeJul 26, 2016
I'm not sure about this portrayal of bane, although well acted, he falls a little short of mark for me. (Although he is still leagues ahead of other on screen banes so far) The film was a bit slow, but over all I think we can forgive it forI'm not sure about this portrayal of bane, although well acted, he falls a little short of mark for me. (Although he is still leagues ahead of other on screen banes so far) The film was a bit slow, but over all I think we can forgive it for not reaching the same heights as the Dark Knight. Expand
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MasterRileyJul 22, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises is the best conclusion to any superhero series out there. Its also just a really damn good movie. I still like The Dark Knight slightly more, but damn is it ever close. What I love most about The Dark Knight Rises is howThe Dark Knight Rises is the best conclusion to any superhero series out there. Its also just a really damn good movie. I still like The Dark Knight slightly more, but damn is it ever close. What I love most about The Dark Knight Rises is how ambitious it is; with its over the top action set pieces - but the great thing is Nolan pulls them all off perfectly. Thanks to the use of practical effects, the crashing plane for example is astounding to watch on screen. But its also the writing, the casting, the performances, and the music that sets the bar so high. The Dark Knight Rises does the first two films justice thus creating the best superhero trilogy of all time. Expand
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harrylikespieJul 22, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises is a great way to end the franchise on a high note! Christopher Nolan has done an incredible job bringing the characters to life and truly keeping my eyes on the screen. The movie is one to be watched over and overThe Dark Knight Rises is a great way to end the franchise on a high note! Christopher Nolan has done an incredible job bringing the characters to life and truly keeping my eyes on the screen. The movie is one to be watched over and over again, whether it was Christian Bale's performance that brought Batman to life or the practical effects and multiple locations and a wide range of sets the crew defiantly met my expectations. Tom Hardy's performance was truly frightening and made the character feel real. The movie is beautiful and the story is gripping alongside an incredible cast makes this movie one of my favorite movies of all time, and it is sad that I wont see anymore Batman films from Christopher Nolan because this was amazing! I highly recommend that you watch it as soon as possible! Expand
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superbatJul 2, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises isn't as good as the Dark Knight, but it is still a great comic book movie nonetheless. Nolan once again delivers us with a spectacular plot and breathtaking fight scenes. The characters were amazing as well, from BatmanThe Dark Knight Rises isn't as good as the Dark Knight, but it is still a great comic book movie nonetheless. Nolan once again delivers us with a spectacular plot and breathtaking fight scenes. The characters were amazing as well, from Batman and Catwoman to Gordon and Blake. This movie is a satisfying ending to one of the greatest movie trilogies ever. Expand
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BlancheJun 23, 2016
I still haven't seen The Dark Knight, which is considered to be one of the best superhero films of all time, but as far as things go, this film is easily one of the best I've seen.

Christopher Nolan has a knack for directing these
I still haven't seen The Dark Knight, which is considered to be one of the best superhero films of all time, but as far as things go, this film is easily one of the best I've seen.

Christopher Nolan has a knack for directing these sequences, the award-winning Hans Zimmer's amazing compositions really allowed me to immerse myself within this amazing film. Constant yet controlled periods of high adrenaline tension within the music combined with the cinematography kept me at the edge of my seat.

Okay, so some choreography was off but despite this I enjoyed watching every minute of this film and you don't need to read the comics to get a decent understanding of this film. That's an incredibly difficult task for directors, as they need please people who don't know the story that well as please the dedicated fans that know everything about the background of the characters. A balance to please both sets of fans to the best of his ability. For me, the cast was perfect and this film is pretty much nearly perfect. Might as well give it 10 out of 10 for the benefit of doubt!
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Bob198Jun 7, 2016
The Dark Knight Rise is a brilliant peace of film, its not just a superhero film but a dark and meaningful movie. With Tom Hardy ,Bale, and Christopher Nolan at he helm this is a perfect ending for The Dark Knight Trilogy!
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Aaron_WassermanJun 1, 2016
The Dark Knight series has elevated the comic book genre. Best set of comic book movies. The Dark Knight Rises is thrilling, emotional, suspenseful, dramatic and is so fantastic. Chris Nolan and Christian Bale have definitely left their markThe Dark Knight series has elevated the comic book genre. Best set of comic book movies. The Dark Knight Rises is thrilling, emotional, suspenseful, dramatic and is so fantastic. Chris Nolan and Christian Bale have definitely left their mark on the Batman franchise. Expand
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talisencrwMay 25, 2016
While it's clearly not as superlative as its famous predecessor, it's simply because of both Heath Ledger's outstanding and Oscar-winning performance, and the character of the Joker's etching in our collective unconscious as the greatestWhile it's clearly not as superlative as its famous predecessor, it's simply because of both Heath Ledger's outstanding and Oscar-winning performance, and the character of the Joker's etching in our collective unconscious as the greatest comic-book villain ever created (with Lex Luthor a very distant second place). This is still a masterwork, and is an excellent coda to the finest filmic trilogy ever made. As great as Christopher Nolan is as a director, and as fine a film as 'Interstellar' is, I really don't know if he'll ever be able to top his work here, on these three films. But I, for one, am certainly looking forward to finding out... Expand
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RvwFromUpHereMay 24, 2016
Who: Christian Bale, God, Tom Hansen, Princess Diaries, and Mad Max as "I was booooorn in the dark"
What: The epic conclusion to what is and what always will be DC's greatest trilogy
Where: Gotham City, then the bottom of a hole, then
Who: Christian Bale, God, Tom Hansen, Princess Diaries, and Mad Max as "I was booooorn in the dark"
What: The epic conclusion to what is and what always will be DC's greatest trilogy
Where: Gotham City, then the bottom of a hole, then Gotham City again
When (Can I watch again): When you want to watch a sequel that isn't as good as it's predecessor
Why: Though this is a must watch, it seems to fall a tad short of the perfect conclusion that could have been
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CaillouPettisMay 18, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises is the sequel to the 2008 film, The Dark Knight, and is the third and final installment in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.

Christian Bale is back as Batman, and he is still as good playing the character as he
The Dark Knight Rises is the sequel to the 2008 film, The Dark Knight, and is the third and final installment in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.

Christian Bale is back as Batman, and he is still as good playing the character as he ever was before. His performance still feels as if Bruce Wayne/Batman is a real person.

Main villain Bane, played by Tom Hardy is also fantastic in the movie. It's a very unique addition to the trilogy because this is the first time you can tell that Batman is questioning whether or not he will win the fight against him, because he's such a powerful figure. The opening sequence alone featuring Bane is fantastic complete with visually miraculous visual effects.

That's another thing this movie does, have awesome special effects/visual effects that are stunning to stare at. The Dark Knight Rises' effects work is truly some of the best visual effects work in a Batman movie to date.

The character introduction to Joseph Gordon Levitt's character did feel forced to me, and I didn't think it worked out as much.

The Dark Knight Rises isn't as good as The Dark Knight, but it truly is a fantastic Batman movie.
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Jack97May 7, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises does what has to be done for the conclusion of a trilogy. It raises the stakes and gives our titular hero his biggest and most dangerous foe yet. And the result is a suitably grim yet epic finale filled with exciting,The Dark Knight Rises does what has to be done for the conclusion of a trilogy. It raises the stakes and gives our titular hero his biggest and most dangerous foe yet. And the result is a suitably grim yet epic finale filled with exciting, heart pounding action and incredible cinematic moments. It's a really great comic book movie. Expand
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Antgiog1202May 4, 2016
Christopher Nolan has done it again with his Dark Knight trilogy! The Dark Knight Rises is a great sequel to an outstanding franchise -- maybe one of the best out there. The menacing portrayal of Bane was a key factor to making this film suchChristopher Nolan has done it again with his Dark Knight trilogy! The Dark Knight Rises is a great sequel to an outstanding franchise -- maybe one of the best out there. The menacing portrayal of Bane was a key factor to making this film such a success. Tom Hardy, a great actor in general, really provided his character with a lot of intimidation which payed in the end as I was intimidated myself. Hans Zimmer score was phenominal -- as usual. The writing was great as the storyline eliminates the fact that this is a Batman movie and creates a more compelling and realistic masterpiece.

This was great ending to an outstanding franchise and should be considered as one of the best!

Rating: 9/10

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ShafeApr 18, 2016
Some people massively exaggarate plot holes in films,but this one was a fantastic conclusion to one of the greatest trilogies ever made in my opinion!
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aadityamudharApr 17, 2016
"The Dark Knight Rises" is a brilliant summer blockbuster that succeeds responding its massive hype by gloriously ending The Dark Knight Trilogy. Despite some stretched-out plot holes and cliches the movie's story-line is tight and packed"The Dark Knight Rises" is a brilliant summer blockbuster that succeeds responding its massive hype by gloriously ending The Dark Knight Trilogy. Despite some stretched-out plot holes and cliches the movie's story-line is tight and packed with visual eye candy, stuff that you gotta watch in IMAX. Most of the actors from "Inception" are brought down into the film and they boast solid performances. The tone of the movie isn't as dark as "The Dark Knight", but it still is mature and realistic (in a sense...). However what Christopher Nolan hit dead right was, in my opinion. the ending. I won't spoil anything but I can say that the ending is very refreshing and interesting; it's different from the usual linear endings brainless Hollywood blockbuster directors/producers think of. Long story short, WATCH IT. It's not quite the same level as of "The Dark Knight", but it has big scope visual eye-pleasers as well as a somewhat sensational and wise ending; a finishing touch for director Nolan's epic trilogy of the lonesome dark knight. Expand
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BarneyOnMTMar 30, 2016
WHAT I LIKED: The Batman story concludes, this time it's even more epic, Nolan engaging us with a higher-stakes story, as well as continuing the deep and themeic beats of it's predecessor. Improved cohesive writing and a more established toneWHAT I LIKED: The Batman story concludes, this time it's even more epic, Nolan engaging us with a higher-stakes story, as well as continuing the deep and themeic beats of it's predecessor. Improved cohesive writing and a more established tone make for a film that fits and flows much better too. What's more, the whole final action sequence will have you gripped on the edge of year seat. All the great things from this epic franchise amalgamate here, and the coming together had me close to tears. It's the grittiest, most engaging and well-balanced film in the trilogy. This'll make you think, but it also makes you feel something
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Does Nolan really have to go quite this far to explore the themes that he wants to? It's sure told better here than in 'The Dark Knight,' but the actual story makes even less sense than before. And whilst I complained before about sloppy storytelling, this actually gets extremely bogged down in the middle of it's expansive run-time.
VERDICT: Batman goes full circle. 'The Dark Knight Rises' masterfully combines the best of the first's storytelling, and the second film's ideas. The result just could have been a bit more grounded. And shorter.
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AaronWasserman1Mar 26, 2016
The Dark Knight series has elevated the comic book genre. Best set of comic book movies. The Dark Knight Rises is thrilling, emotional, suspenseful, dramatic and is so fantastic. Chris Nolan and Christian Bale have definitely left their markThe Dark Knight series has elevated the comic book genre. Best set of comic book movies. The Dark Knight Rises is thrilling, emotional, suspenseful, dramatic and is so fantastic. Chris Nolan and Christian Bale have definitely left their mark on the Batman franchise. Expand
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YellowKirbyMar 25, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 'The Dark Knight Rises' is unfortunately the weakest movie in the Christopher Nolan 'Batman' trilogy. I say 'unfortunately' as I was expecting so much more, but as I soon discovered, the final film in the trilogy has very little Batman, too much of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and is way too long.

Bane is unrealistic as a villain, and Bruce Wayne spends most of his time in a dungeon with a broken back, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt patrols the streets of Gotham as detective Robin John Blake, who never actually becomes Robin. And it all builds up to a clever but unnecessary plot twist at the very end.

On the plus side, though, Anne Hathaway did a great job as Catwoman, and Michael Caine is brilliant as Alfred, no matter how little screen-time he gets.

Although it has its moments, in the end, 'The Dark Knight Rises' is just another over-the-top action movie, which is not the slightest bit as good as 'The Dark Knight'.
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PeterParkerMar 25, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises is the best movie of Christopher Nolan's trilogy, the best DC movie one of my favourite movies. This is one of the best series ever.
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ReelViews94Mar 23, 2016
For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's thereFor most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam Raimi lost his way with Spider-Man. The list goes on. Movie #3, at least when it comes to a comic-book inspired series, is often one too many, the result of greed not creative necessity. It's a little different with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, because the second sequel, named The Dark Knight Rises, is also the last chapter. And not having to plan for a fourth installment affords the filmmaker an extraordinary opportunity: the ability to conclude a superhero saga. That's something we really haven't seen before (although it kind-of, sort-of happened with X-Men). In fact, it's so rare that it could be argued that Nolan has ventured into virgin territory.

Nolan's decision to make The Dark Knight trilogy a self-contained series allows us to consider the previously unthinkable going in: Could Batman die? If there's a given in any superhero movie, it's that the title character will be around at the end credits. No spoilers here - I'm not going to reveal the Caped Crusader's fate - but the potential of his demise will be in many viewers' thoughts before they see the movie. And that's the genius of the way Nolan has sold and constructed his films. Never have the stakes been higher in a product of this genre.

There will probably never be a darker superhero series than what we have seen with Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises; these movies have forever altered the way viewers see superhero stories and the way filmmakers approach them. Before Batman Begins, there was a standard template that most superhero movies followed (some more closely than others). Batman Begins cracked the mold and The Dark Knight smashed it. Those weren't lightweight entertainment for popcorn-munching Saturday matinee viewers. They were deep, rich motion pictures - films that could proudly stand alongside any serious Oscar contender released in November or December (although, inexplicably, The Dark Knight was snubbed in the Best Picture category, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button getting a nod instead). Now, makers of superhero movies are faced with a choice: either go huge like The Avengers or go serious like The Dark Knight. Nolan has helped render the traditional approach obsolete.

The Dark Knight Rises is the longest, darkest, and most ambitious of the three. In the final assessment, it must be acknowledged that Nolan has perhaps overreached in trying to top The Dark Knight, yet this is by no means a failure. The structure is a little unwieldy, there's too much exposition and too little Batman, and one twist is transparent from the early going. The Dark Knight Rises ultimately justifies its length (in fact, a good argument could be made for a longer cut) and the last 45 minutes is nothing short of spectacular. From the point where the narrative takes a leap of faith, it never lets up.

Batman is more heroic, more flawed, and more conflicted than in either of the previous two movies. At times, he makes Hamlet look decisive. In the end, we get the character we yearn for, but a lot has to happen for the movie to get to that point. Jonathan Nolan admits to having been influenced by Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities when writing The Dark Knight Rises, but one line more than any other became the seed that germinated the final story. You don't have to wonder about it; it's referenced explicitly.

Ambiguous endings have become something of a Nolan trademark, and one can interpret The Dark Knight Rises' final few scenes to be more or less optimistic, depending on your personal inclination. This is nowhere near as maddening as the concluding image of Inception, but neither is the resolution as clear-cut as it might initially seem.

Having delivered his full Batman saga, Nolan can move onto other projects content that he told the story he wanted to and did it to the best of his ability. Of the three movies, The Dark Knight stands as the strongest. It is the most edgy and daring of the three. It allows fans to leave the theater satiated and a little dazed, and possibly wanting to see it again to catch everything they missed the first time. Yes, there are flaws, but The Dark Knight Rises gives this Batman trilogy a platform high atop the superhero pyramid from which it may never be dislodged.
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Cinemassacre94Mar 20, 2016
For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's thereFor most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam Raimi lost his way with Spider-Man. The list goes on. Movie #3, at least when it comes to a comic-book inspired series, is often one too many, the result of greed not creative necessity. It's a little different with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, because the second sequel, named The Dark Knight Rises, is also the last chapter. And not having to plan for a fourth installment affords the filmmaker an extraordinary opportunity: the ability to conclude a superhero saga. That's something we really haven't seen before (although it kind-of, sort-of happened with X-Men). In fact, it's so rare that it could be argued that Nolan has ventured into virgin territory.

Nolan's decision to make The Dark Knight trilogy a self-contained series allows us to consider the previously unthinkable going in: Could Batman die? If there's a given in any superhero movie, it's that the title character will be around at the end credits. No spoilers here - I'm not going to reveal the Caped Crusader's fate - but the potential of his demise will be in many viewers' thoughts before they see the movie. And that's the genius of the way Nolan has sold and constructed his films. Never have the stakes been higher in a product of this genre.

There will probably never be a darker superhero series than what we have seen with Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises; these movies have forever altered the way viewers see superhero stories and the way filmmakers approach them. Before Batman Begins, there was a standard template that most superhero movies followed (some more closely than others). Batman Begins cracked the mold and The Dark Knight smashed it. Those weren't lightweight entertainment for popcorn-munching Saturday matinee viewers. They were deep, rich motion pictures - films that could proudly stand alongside any serious Oscar contender released in November or December (although, inexplicably, The Dark Knight was snubbed in the Best Picture category, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button getting a nod instead). Now, makers of superhero movies are faced with a choice: either go huge like The Avengers or go serious like The Dark Knight. Nolan has helped render the traditional approach obsolete.

The Dark Knight Rises is the longest, darkest, and most ambitious of the three. In the final assessment, it must be acknowledged that Nolan has perhaps overreached in trying to top The Dark Knight, yet this is by no means a failure. The structure is a little unwieldy, there's too much exposition and too little Batman, and one twist is transparent from the early going. The Dark Knight Rises ultimately justifies its length (in fact, a good argument could be made for a longer cut) and the last 45 minutes is nothing short of spectacular. From the point where the narrative takes a leap of faith, it never lets up.

Fans of the Caped Crusader have a long wait before he makes his appearance and, when he finally arrives, he isn't what he used to be. A commentary on mortality, perhaps? It's not the only philosophizing Nolan does. As was true in the previous installments, he shows an obsession with sociology and the essence of human nature. When faced with the grimmest possible outcome, do people turn rabid? Or, as The Joker learned, is there something more enlightened buried deep within mankind? A lot of what happens during the course of The Dark Knight Rises hearkens back to Batman Begins not only in terms of thematic content but in terms of narrative thrust.

Ambiguous endings have become something of a Nolan trademark, and one can interpret The Dark Knight Rises' final few scenes to be more or less optimistic, depending on your personal inclination. This is nowhere near as maddening as the concluding image of Inception, but neither is the resolution as clear-cut as it might initially seem.

Having delivered his full Batman saga, Nolan can move onto other projects content that he told the story he wanted to and did it to the best of his ability. Of the three movies, The Dark Knight stands as the strongest. It is the most edgy and daring of the three and, like The Empire Strikes Back, it flies in the face of a common perception that middle chapter of a trilogy is the least rewarding. Looking at the finale, The Dark Knight Rises is no Return of the Jedi. It's a more complete package without an Ewok in sight. It allows fans to leave the theater satiated and a little dazed, and possibly wanting to see it again to catch everything they missed the first time. Yes, there are flaws, but The Dark Knight Rises gives this Batman trilogy a platform high atop the superhero pyramid from which it may never be dislodged.
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Termin8terMar 19, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises is a massive letdown if you loved The Dark Knight, because Rises has none of the clever and exciting elements that made Dark Knight so entertaining. Firstly, Bane is a very disappointing villain, who dies very abruptly.The Dark Knight Rises is a massive letdown if you loved The Dark Knight, because Rises has none of the clever and exciting elements that made Dark Knight so entertaining. Firstly, Bane is a very disappointing villain, who dies very abruptly. Secondly, the story is not very well paced or acted. Thirdly, there are HEAPS of plot twists you could see from a mile away. Overall, Rises is a letdown and a dissapointing way to end the Dark Knight Trilogy. Expand
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gameguardian21Feb 22, 2016
The dark knight rises is a stunning conclusion to one of the best movie trilogys of all time. While its not the best in the series, and has some story problems, it still remains a solid movie.
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AgentVenom117Feb 21, 2016
A piss poor end to a great Batman series of movies,the plot holes are huge and just ruins this movie and completely ruins Batman as all he does is moan and cry and acts like a complete moron through out the movie. Bane compared to theA piss poor end to a great Batman series of movies,the plot holes are huge and just ruins this movie and completely ruins Batman as all he does is moan and cry and acts like a complete moron through out the movie. Bane compared to the Joker,scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul is very bland hes a generic thug that beats up batman in a heavily choreographed fight, all you have to do is look up the honest trailer of this film and you could call that my full review. Watch if you want but you might be horribly disappointed. Expand
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bfoore90Feb 8, 2016
"The Dark Knight Rises" was a somewhat flawed masterpiece that succeeded in response to the massive amount of hype it got when it was deemed as the end for the "Nolan-verse." The film does suffer from some stretched-out plot holes and clichés"The Dark Knight Rises" was a somewhat flawed masterpiece that succeeded in response to the massive amount of hype it got when it was deemed as the end for the "Nolan-verse." The film does suffer from some stretched-out plot holes and clichés but the movie's story-line is tight and packed with enough action, drama, and emotion to keep you in your seat and glued. The performances were great, I was thoroughly impressed with just how awesome Bane turned out to be in this movie. I was skeptical at first upon hearing Tom Hardy was going to play him but boy was I wrong, Hardy blew me away with a well acted and utterly terrifying portrayal of Bane as the muscled up criminal master-mind that he wasn't in Batman & Robin. However, I felt Bale's batman, despite his stellar performance, got progressively worse as this series went on. His Batman was awesome in Begins, somewhat average in Dark Knight, and I felt hit rock bottom in Rises. I get Nolan was going for a more realistic take on the Batverse but his Batman was almost nothing like he was in the comics or even in the acclaimed Arkham Games. His voice was awful, He relied too much on military grade technology, lacked the true detective and intelligence that Batman displays in the comics and was just ultimately a disappointing Batman when he was a great one in Begins. I'm digressing somewhat but I just felt he wasn't as good as Michael Keaton was in terms of live action Batman. In terms of the movie, its superb to where its on point with Dark Knight and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Expand
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NicoteenJan 17, 2016
The Dark Knight Rises
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Story: 8.0 (very good)
Genre-Rating: 8.1 (very good)
Effects, camera and performance: 8.7 (very good)
Cast: 9.1 (awesome)

OVERALL RATING: 8.4 (very good)
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HotelCentralJan 8, 2016
Yet another visual blockbuster with action sequences that extend on forever. A masterpiece? Not really.

The main problem with this film is that it piles climax on top of climax to such a degree that one fully expects the film must be
Yet another visual blockbuster with action sequences that extend on forever. A masterpiece? Not really.

The main problem with this film is that it piles climax on top of climax to such a degree that one fully expects the film must be over at least two or three times before it actually ends--and by the time the final finale finally does arrive it is with a very anticlimactic little bang seen way off on the horizon. And this same pattern is repeated in regard to the film's primary villain. And in a "sub-plot" in which Bruce Wayne loses everything but never seems to be particularly inconvenienced by the fact. And in regard to Catwoman, who betrays Batman how many times? but is never really held accountable for it because what would be the point in that?

So, basically, it's a roller coaster ride. It goes on for two and a half hours. Don't think about it a lot and you might enjoy the ride. But whether you'll respect yourself in the morning is another question entirely.
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EpicLadySpongeJan 3, 2016
The last in the trilogy is here and it still managed to show what it got to become the last good out of the three in the Batman trilogy. It's so close from it being a 6 though.
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RobobobNov 28, 2015
First off, The original Dark Knight is one of my most favorite movies of all time of any genre. DC movies are lauded for being more "realistic" than other super hero movies but this movie left me shaking my head in too many ways. A group ofFirst off, The original Dark Knight is one of my most favorite movies of all time of any genre. DC movies are lauded for being more "realistic" than other super hero movies but this movie left me shaking my head in too many ways. A group of terrorist thugs could really hold an entire city while the world's best trained military does nothing? An entire police force can get "trapped" in the sewers? So I can fixed by slipped discs in my back by punching them back into place and climbing several stories weeks (months?) later? You can detonate a nuclear bomb a mile off shore without any negative affects and the pilot can easily survive? Other superhero movies don't claim to be realistic and The Dark Knight Rises shouldn't either. Overall an average movie, but what's with Bane's old-timey gold prospector voice? Expand
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devo-ncNov 22, 2015
A lot of heavy things happening in an occasionally bloated film. It starts at a 7 for the first hour and drops to a 6 and maybe a 5 by the time the climax rolls around. It has great moments, but far too many. Bane is a cool villain, butA lot of heavy things happening in an occasionally bloated film. It starts at a 7 for the first hour and drops to a 6 and maybe a 5 by the time the climax rolls around. It has great moments, but far too many. Bane is a cool villain, but wasn't complimentary to anyone else except to Batman. It has life in spurts and is incredible but then sometimes boring. It reaches an 8/10 by the final 15 minutes, where the movie reaches beyond it's blatant flaws, in the end the dark Knight rises. Expand
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TrackerDeviceNov 2, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises is a great movie which does a fantastic job in concluding the franchise. The best part about this movie is its characterization, particularly with Bruce Wayne and how he learns to be Batman once again.
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wagaSep 25, 2015
Aside from some obvious weak points, this film presents a powerful and moving portraiture of Batman as a character. Frightful, dark, powerful, noble, enduring, human. What makes Batman in my opinion one of the most psychologically sincere andAside from some obvious weak points, this film presents a powerful and moving portraiture of Batman as a character. Frightful, dark, powerful, noble, enduring, human. What makes Batman in my opinion one of the most psychologically sincere and "realistic" superheroes. Expand
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googolendtimesSep 17, 2015
On previous occasions I have judged this film more harshly than it deserves. After revisiting it, I realize that this is as good a conclusion as Christopher Nolan could have crafted for his masterful trilogy and is a worthy follow-up to "TheOn previous occasions I have judged this film more harshly than it deserves. After revisiting it, I realize that this is as good a conclusion as Christopher Nolan could have crafted for his masterful trilogy and is a worthy follow-up to "The Dark Knight". This film exhibits the same extraordinary craftsmanship that have set Nolan's Batman films apart from every other superhero film going and is certainly as ambitious and well-acted as its predecessors, even if its reach exceeds its grasp which is not, in itself, a dishonorable thing. Tom Hardy is the film's greatest asset - his turn as Bane may well prove to be as career-defining and iconic as Ledger's Joker. Gary Oldman is reliably excellent as Commissioner Gordon and Christian Bale is as good as he's ever been in the role of Batman. Perhaps the greatest failing of the trilogy was to introduce so many new characters in the final act, but there are no complaints to be had about the actors themselves. One only wishes we could have seen more of Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Marion Cotillard in the series. Ultimately, this is a solid conclusion and a fitting end to the trilogy and while it will not go down as Nolan's opus, I think it shall and should be regarded as one of the greatest superhero films of all time. Expand
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KingBoga81Sep 12, 2015
I adored this movie and the whole series. It was a great way to go out and for the dark knight. The story was amazing. Every character came to life and the drama was fantastic. And I'll say it, the soundtrack was great.
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ardania22Sep 1, 2015
Sorry, Nolan fans, but this one just doesn't hold up. And that surprises me, because The Dark Knight showed, beyond any reasonable doubt, that Chris had a true understanding of the filmmaking craft. By contrast, this feels shockinglySorry, Nolan fans, but this one just doesn't hold up. And that surprises me, because The Dark Knight showed, beyond any reasonable doubt, that Chris had a true understanding of the filmmaking craft. By contrast, this feels shockingly amateurish. The characters never seem to have an expression outside "dull and mopey". Seriously, did anyone crack a smile once? Since when was super-serious the end-all for strong emotion? The dialogue is REALLY hammered, and not one line felt natural coming out of those actor's mouths. Maybe less boring philosophy and more subtlety would've helped. The plot is holier than a chain-link fence, and there are several story elements that just don't make sense. For example: Where the hell did the Batman-Marion Cotillard romance come from? It isn't built up, then all of a sudden they're banging. I get that Nolan wants to be big and important, but here, he was so focused on how important his movie was that he forgot to make it actually good. The one saving grace is Tom Hardy as Bane, who nails his intimidating presence to a T. Any scene he's in becomes tense and meaningful. The rest of the movie was bloated, unfocused, and ungodly boring. A real disappointment. Expand
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LatingamerAug 18, 2015
Like Batman :Arkham Knight in the Arkham series, this is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN ends the series on a high-note.BUY IT ON BLU-RAY.
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YenAug 2, 2015
Ultimately, a let down. Bane was a great villain but the writing was weak and the pacing was off. Even for a super hero movie, I found it hard to suspend my disbelief. A disappointing end to what could have been a fantastic trilogy from myUltimately, a let down. Bane was a great villain but the writing was weak and the pacing was off. Even for a super hero movie, I found it hard to suspend my disbelief. A disappointing end to what could have been a fantastic trilogy from my favorite director. Expand
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chu42tJul 28, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises is a very fitting end to a beautiful trilogy. While the Bane portrayed is a rather strange spin-off, and Bale needs some work, the plot is wonderfully cast. The fight scenes, however, left me unimpressed.
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BatmanDudeJul 27, 2015
This movie is just downright amazing and epic, Bane is one of the best villains I'v ever saw ( but isn't as great as Heath Ledger's Joker) . The plot is great, Catwoman is awesome, all the performances were great andThe last fight betweenThis movie is just downright amazing and epic, Bane is one of the best villains I'v ever saw ( but isn't as great as Heath Ledger's Joker) . The plot is great, Catwoman is awesome, all the performances were great andThe last fight between Bats and Bane is the most bad-ass thing in the movie. Expand
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AaronDWassermanJun 26, 2015
I really really treasure this movie! And I wish I could give it a ten, because it really is spectacular as a film and as a closure to a superb trilogy. This movie is everything I could have wanted. It was nearly a 10 and only one thingI really really treasure this movie! And I wish I could give it a ten, because it really is spectacular as a film and as a closure to a superb trilogy. This movie is everything I could have wanted. It was nearly a 10 and only one thing prevents it from that. Expand
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GAMER01Jun 26, 2015
Great special effect ,good story ... classic Michael Bay yes you know what i mean. Good movie it is a lot long too so everything together is a 8/10 8/10 8/10
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ThatCooperGuyJun 25, 2015
I loved this movie when I saw it in the theater. I liked Tom Hardy's Bane(certainly better than Batman & Robin), Anne Hathaway does a good job and Christian Bale gives a good performance when he's usually not in the Batman suit.
It's been
I loved this movie when I saw it in the theater. I liked Tom Hardy's Bane(certainly better than Batman & Robin), Anne Hathaway does a good job and Christian Bale gives a good performance when he's usually not in the Batman suit.
It's been nearly 3 years and it's not as great as when I saw it in the theater, but it's a good finale to Nolan's trilogy.
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DokaluJun 23, 2015
I can't believe what a perfect sequel this is. This film is the perfect way to continue the events on The Dark Knight, and to present its own unique story without depending so much on the previous one, being again flawless and perfect, andI can't believe what a perfect sequel this is. This film is the perfect way to continue the events on The Dark Knight, and to present its own unique story without depending so much on the previous one, being again flawless and perfect, and having all the good things that made that one so interesting. The only thing I didn't like about this one so much was the villain. Don't get me wrong, Bane is one of the most perfect villains that have ever been on screen. It's just that being better than how the Joker was with Heath Ledger is almost impossible. Anyway, flawless movie. Expand
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Greg2Jun 21, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises is a very good movie with a perfect casting, a good screenplay but less successful than The dark knight, which remains for me the best.
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jacob4Jun 7, 2015
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. An epic rap up conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy. Complete with action, plot twists, awesome fight scenes, the new and quotable and awesome Tom Hardy Bane, Catwoman played by Anne Hathaway giving an incredible and bad-ass performance, and the Dark Knight rising up above evil. You get to see not only one, but four Bane Tumblers, and The Bat. And at the end of the movie there will be a cliffhanger Easter egg that makes you forget about Batman, but want there to be a Robin spin-off movie. An absolute must see for all those fan boys who fell in love with the Dark Knight trilogy. Expand
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wisertimeMay 20, 2015
What a steaming POS movie. 3 hrs of drudgery with no payoff. Cliche ridden, boring lifeless characters, Waste of 3 hrs of my life. I'm not the biggest Batman fan, but Batman begins was good, Dark night was so so, and this one was awful.What a steaming POS movie. 3 hrs of drudgery with no payoff. Cliche ridden, boring lifeless characters, Waste of 3 hrs of my life. I'm not the biggest Batman fan, but Batman begins was good, Dark night was so so, and this one was awful. Someone should have just shot Bane in the head. End of story.

Cute that they used Pittsburgh and NY as skylines. So many things wrong with this movie, I don't know where to begin. The other 0 ratings are spot on, so I won't repeat the plot holes and absurdity.
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SpiderPlayerMay 17, 2015
The epic end of The Dark Knight trilogy, despite the film being too long he's cool and engaging to the end, dark and realistic story, great action scenes, and great performance of the actors.
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CinemaBlendMay 6, 2015
For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's thereFor most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam Raimi lost his way with Spider-Man. The list goes on. Movie #3, at least when it comes to a comic-book inspired series, is often one too many, the result of greed not creative necessity. It's a little different with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, because the second sequel, named The Dark Knight Rises, is also the last chapter. And not having to plan for a fourth installment affords the filmmaker an extraordinary opportunity: the ability to conclude a superhero saga. That's something we really haven't seen before (although it kind-of, sort-of happened with X-Men). In fact, it's so rare that it could be argued that Nolan has ventured into virgin territory.

Nolan's decision to make The Dark Knight trilogy a self-contained series allows us to consider the previously unthinkable going in: Could Batman die? If there's a given in any superhero movie, it's that the title character will be around at the end credits. No spoilers here - I'm not going to reveal the Caped Crusader's fate - but the potential of his demise will be in many viewers' thoughts before they see the movie. And that's the genius of the way Nolan has sold and constructed his films. Never have the stakes been higher in a product of this genre.

There will probably never be a darker superhero series than what we have seen with Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises; these movies have forever altered the way viewers see superhero stories and the way filmmakers approach them. Before Batman Begins, there was a standard template that most superhero movies followed (some more closely than others). Batman Begins cracked the mold and The Dark Knight smashed it. Those weren't lightweight entertainment for popcorn-munching Saturday matinee viewers. They were deep, rich motion pictures - films that could proudly stand alongside any serious Oscar contender released in November or December (although, inexplicably, The Dark Knight was snubbed in the Best Picture category, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button getting a nod instead). Now, makers of superhero movies are faced with a choice: either go huge like The Avengers or go serious like The Dark Knight. Nolan has helped render the traditional approach obsolete.

The Dark Knight Rises is the longest, darkest, and most ambitious of the three. In the final assessment, it must be acknowledged that Nolan has perhaps overreached in trying to top The Dark Knight, yet this is by no means a failure. The structure is a little unwieldy, there's too much exposition and too little Batman, and one twist is transparent from the early going. The Dark Knight Rises ultimately justifies its length (in fact, a good argument could be made for a longer cut) and the last 45 minutes is nothing short of spectacular. From the point where the narrative takes a leap of faith, it never lets up.

Batman is more heroic, more flawed, and more conflicted than in either of the previous two movies. At times, he makes Hamlet look decisive. In the end, we get the character we yearn for, but a lot has to happen for the movie to get to that point. Jonathan Nolan admits to having been influenced by Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities when writing The Dark Knight Rises, but one line more than any other became the seed that germinated the final story. You don't have to wonder about it; it's referenced explicitly.

Ambiguous endings have become something of a Nolan trademark, and one can interpret The Dark Knight Rises' final few scenes to be more or less optimistic, depending on your personal inclination. This is nowhere near as maddening as the concluding image of Inception, but neither is the resolution as clear-cut as it might initially seem.

Having delivered his full Batman saga, Nolan can move onto other projects content that he told the story he wanted to and did it to the best of his ability. Of the three movies, The Dark Knight stands as the strongest. It is the most edgy and daring of the three and, like The Empire Strikes Back, it flies in the face of a common perception that middle chapter of a trilogy is the least rewarding. Looking at the finale, The Dark Knight Rises is no Return of the Jedi. It's a more complete package without an Ewok in sight. It allows fans to leave the theater satiated and a little dazed, and possibly wanting to see it again to catch everything they missed the first time. Yes, there are flaws, but The Dark Knight Rises gives this Batman trilogy a platform high atop the superhero pyramid from which it may never be dislodged.
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waronassermanMay 3, 2015
omg! Nolan! damn! perfect trilogy! absolutely perfect! what a beautiful finale! I love this series so much! so inspiring! it will be so hard for another film series of comic book or any film series to live up to this
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MovieManiac83Apr 23, 2015
For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's thereFor most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam Raimi lost his way with Spider-Man. The list goes on. Movie #3, at least when it comes to a comic-book inspired series, is often one too many, the result of greed not creative necessity. It's a little different with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, because the second sequel, named The Dark Knight Rises, is also the last chapter. And not having to plan for a fourth installment affords the filmmaker an extraordinary opportunity: the ability to conclude a superhero saga. That's something we really haven't seen before (although it kind-of, sort-of happened with X-Men). In fact, it's so rare that it could be argued that Nolan has ventured into virgin territory.

Nolan's decision to make The Dark Knight trilogy a self-contained series allows us to consider the previously unthinkable going in: Could Batman die? If there's a given in any superhero movie, it's that the title character will be around at the end credits. No spoilers here - I'm not going to reveal the Caped Crusader's fate - but the potential of his demise will be in many viewers' thoughts before they see the movie. And that's the genius of the way Nolan has sold and constructed his films. Never have the stakes been higher in a product of this genre.

The Dark Knight Rises is the longest, darkest, and most ambitious of the three. In the final assessment, it must be acknowledged that Nolan has perhaps overreached in trying to top The Dark Knight, yet this is by no means a failure. The structure is a little unwieldy, there's too much exposition and too little Batman, and one twist is transparent from the early going. The Dark Knight Rises ultimately justifies its length (in fact, a good argument could be made for a longer cut) and the last 45 minutes is nothing short of spectacular. From the point where the narrative takes a leap of faith, it never lets up.

Ambiguous endings have become something of a Nolan trademark, and one can interpret The Dark Knight Rises' final few scenes to be more or less optimistic, depending on your personal inclination. This is nowhere near as maddening as the concluding image of Inception, but neither is the resolution as clear-cut as it might initially seem.

Having delivered his full Batman saga, Nolan can move onto other projects content that he told the story he wanted to and did it to the best of his ability. Of the three movies, The Dark Knight stands as the strongest. It is the most edgy and daring of the three and, like The Empire Strikes Back, it flies in the face of a common perception that middle chapter of a trilogy is the least rewarding. Looking at the finale, The Dark Knight Rises is no Return of the Jedi. It's a more complete package without an Ewok in sight. It allows fans to leave the theater satiated and a little dazed, and possibly wanting to see it again to catch everything they missed the first time. Yes, there are flaws, but The Dark Knight Rises gives this Batman trilogy a platform high atop the superhero pyramid from which it may never be dislodged.
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EddyGregsApr 19, 2015
Eight years after Batman disappeared, blamed for murder, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is a wounded recluse, but Gotham is vibrant — until masked maniac Bane (Tom Hardy) decides it’s high time to bring the city down. Facing this new threat andEight years after Batman disappeared, blamed for murder, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is a wounded recluse, but Gotham is vibrant — until masked maniac Bane (Tom Hardy) decides it’s high time to bring the city down. Facing this new threat and mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), Wayne decides the Dark Knight must rise, once again.

As ever, Nolan’s Batman is at its best in the more intimate moments — whether it’s a man finally realising a hero’s identity, or the scene- (and jewellery-) stealing introduction of a new character. As slinky burglar Selina Kyle, Anne Hathaway is superb: physically dangerous, emotionally intriguing and sexy without milking it. (It’s a very different take from the Catwoman portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, but no less enjoyable.) As ambiguous as Kyle is, her journey shares with Wayne’s a sense of struggling for a fresh start, for a clean slate, ultimately for redemption.

With spectacle in abundance and sexiness in (supporting) parts, this is superhero filmmaking on an unprecedented scale. Rises may lack the surprise of Begins or the anarchy of Knight, but it makes up for that in pure emotion. A fitting epitaph for the hero Gotham deserves.
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EdwardGregoryApr 19, 2015
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As The Dark Knight Rises, so has anticipation. In 2005, when Christopher Nolan rebooted and resuited Batman, the cinematic reputation of the Caped Crusader was at a pitiful low after the gaudy debacle of The Film That Shall Not Be Named. Now, a short seven years later, Nolan could deliver the print of his trilogy topper in a chariot drawn by flame-breathing unicorns with diamond eyes and some people would still shrug and say, “Meh. It’s not as impressive as The Dark Knight.” In this — as within Rises itself — he could be said to be the victim of his own success. He raised the bar so high, no-one could be expected to clear it. Still, whether you believe this betters Begins or eclipses Knight, it is certainly a satisfying conclusion to what is now — we’re calling it — the best superhero series of all time.

As Gotham prospers in the wake of the criminal crackdown brought about by the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent — and his mythologising by Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) — Wayne feels he can stay hidden in his mansion, a truculent Beast resisting being transformed by Marion Cotillard’s Beauty. Where his parents were active, engaged philanthropists, giving life to the city, Wayne nurses only his own grief. He walks with a stick as symbolic of his psychological frailty as his physical degeneration. Here, the film could be said to be going over old ground, but Wayne’s mental fissure has been mined in the comics for 73 years and it’s testament to Christian Bale’s stalwart, admirably unshowy but soulful performance that we once again feel for a man born to privilege but eternally trapped in a personal prison.

This is aided by a valedictory feel to the first act, with everything freighted with the knowledge of its finality and a sense that this will not end well. Caine is all heart in a beautiful recollection about his hopes for his surrogate son, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt — who looks supremely dashing despite a somewhat glamour-free role as a rozzer — also has a sorrow-fuelled speech, but with a more positive sense of belief to counter Bane’s destructive faith.

Then, when Batman finally returns, you relish the gleeful comment of a copper to a younger colleague: “Boy, you are in for a show tonight, son.” That you are, even if the film doesn’t, until the very end, match the emotional tenor of its blistering beginning. That 45 minutes or so can be called the ‘beginning’ gives a clue that Batman not only rises but lengthens. This is a long film that feels weighed down somewhat in its middle section, struggling to carry the weight of exposition. The desire for scale and belief-beggaring action also means that, curiously, what would be other movies’ budget-blitzing conclusions are reduced, in a way, to the level of mild incident. There is more plot here than there is story and as impressive as certain scenes are — the sporting spectacle seen in the trailer, for example — they can feel a little like a very expensive treadmill when you’re waiting for the emotions to really run.

With spectacle in abundance and sexiness in (supporting) parts, this is superhero filmmaking on an unprecedented scale. Rises may lack the surprise of Begins or the anarchy of Knight, but it makes up for that in pure emotion. A fitting epitaph for the hero Gotham deserves.
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tybyrd93Mar 30, 2015
My personal favorite of the trilogy, this is a superhero movie elevated to an art form. The scale of everything has been stepped up and the stakes are higher than ever. Anne Hathaway surprised me with a great performance, and Tom Hardy's BaneMy personal favorite of the trilogy, this is a superhero movie elevated to an art form. The scale of everything has been stepped up and the stakes are higher than ever. Anne Hathaway surprised me with a great performance, and Tom Hardy's Bane has one of the most intimidating onscreen presences I've ever seen. The movie wraps up the trilogy nicely with a fantastic, moving ending. Expand
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keve16Mar 26, 2015
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DartboardMar 14, 2015
Huge in scale and has an admirable social consciousness. Thematically satisfying, beautifully shot as with the other films in the trilogy, and the decision of practical effects over CGI once again works out wonderfully. The ending isHuge in scale and has an admirable social consciousness. Thematically satisfying, beautifully shot as with the other films in the trilogy, and the decision of practical effects over CGI once again works out wonderfully. The ending is beautiful, and there are a few scenes with genuine emotion, but it slightly pales in comparison to its predecessor. It lacks the sheer force "The Dark Knight" had, and the story is shakier. That said, the action scenes -- fighting choreography aside -- are excellent, the characters are compelling, and the film maintains your attention despite its long running time. "The Dark Knight Rises" is not a perfect conclusion to the trilogy, but it's a damn good one. Expand
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homer4presidentMar 13, 2015
Christopher Nolan's concluding vision of the legendary Caped Crusader may just possibly go down as one of the strongest closing chapter to any franchise in modern cinema. With it's top-notch performances, and action-packed set pieces, TheChristopher Nolan's concluding vision of the legendary Caped Crusader may just possibly go down as one of the strongest closing chapter to any franchise in modern cinema. With it's top-notch performances, 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.

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.

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-see.
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SkyrimGuy935Feb 5, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises is a great conclusion to a great trilogy. While it never comes close to reaching the heights of its predecessor, it still manages to be a satisfying conclusion. There are a few plot holes here and there, and TomThe Dark Knight Rises is a great conclusion to a great trilogy. While it never comes close to reaching the heights of its predecessor, it still manages to be a satisfying conclusion. There are a few plot holes here and there, and Tom Hardy's Bane just simply can't compare to Heath Ledger's Joker. Other than that, this is a great film filled with quotable dialog, gritty, no-nonsense action, and a fantastic story behind it.

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adverbJan 30, 2015
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this 3rd instalment of the amazing Batman trilogy. I would have preferred a little less JGL and more Anne Hathaway, but Tom Hardy was perfect as Bane.
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AkashVijayJan 22, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises takes a big step back from the previous 2 instalments in terms of quality. I'm probably gonna get a lot of hate for saying this but I personally think the Dark Knight Rises was unnecessary. The arc was completed at theThe Dark Knight Rises takes a big step back from the previous 2 instalments in terms of quality. I'm probably gonna get a lot of hate for saying this but I personally think the Dark Knight Rises was unnecessary. The arc was completed at the end of the Dark Knight. Batman's story in the first 2 movies was a fully formed tragedy, similar to that of Hamlet. The Dark Knight Rises tried to go full circle again to give Batman the sappy hollywood manufactured ending and it failed miserably. It recycled the ideas from Batman Begins and didn't bother with depth of any sort. Not only that but it often contradicts the Dark Knight. The plot is incoherent with a lot that just doesn't add up. The relationships Bruce shares with Cat woman and Talia Al Ghul made no sense. There was no on-screen chemistry. The exposition is unbearable, the dialogue is laughably bad at times and Bane is one of the most poorly written villains in recent memory. His motivations and intentions just don't add up. In fact his goals of freeing Gotham from the corrupt and blowing Gotham to hell, are virtually incompatible. He's not just an abstract villain. He just made no sense. And the entire confrontation between Bane and Batman is purely physical. This time even the obstacles Bruce has to overcome are physical injuries. And a physical threat is never as deadly as a physiological threat (that's what made the joker such a terrifying character). The bomb plot line is when the film really drifts back to conventionality. For the direction where these films were going, I'm immensely disappointed with what the Dark Knight Rises had to offer. It's a weak instalment in an otherwise superior trilogy. Had this been anywhere near as good as its predecessors, I would be heralding the Dark Knight Trilogy as one of the greatest movie trilogies ever made. Sadly it didn't meet the hype. Expand
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Tessara_VejganJan 17, 2015
Its a good movie. As always fantastic acting. I didn't like the story in this one that much. I don't know it didn't seem that worked out to me. The previous movie is still the best one in the trilogy.
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jlittle1404Jan 11, 2015
The last movie in the Dark Knight trilogy this met my expectations. The Dark Knight is a tough act to follow but this one held its own and made for a exciting end to the trilogy. The action scenes keep you on the edge of your seat and TomThe last movie in the Dark Knight trilogy this met my expectations. The Dark Knight is a tough act to follow but this one held its own and made for a exciting end to the trilogy. The action scenes keep you on the edge of your seat and Tom Hardy did a good job playing Bane. There are some plot holes and at one point in the middle of the movie it slows down and gets a little boring but it picks back up and has a strong ending. I believe many people an critics have underrated this movie. A good way to finish out Christopher Nolan's Batman series. I give it 8 out of 10 Expand
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DBPirate1129Jan 11, 2015
Yet another amazing Batman film that drags out of some parts but otherwise delivers amazing action sequences and spectacular special effects along with the new rival Bane. This film contains perhaps the best plot of the trilogy.
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MarickJan 8, 2015
The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story, with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the finalThe Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story, with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy, and the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The film introduces Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), a sly, morally ambiguous cat burglar, and Bane (Tom Hardy), a mercenary bent on destroying Gotham City who forces an older Bruce Wayne to come out of retirement and become Batman again. Expand
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oDjentoJan 4, 2015
This film is awesome, but it's previous film still beats it. It tries to be more epic (and is more epic) but comes with some gaping plot holes. Still a highly enjoyable movie nevertheless, but the 2nd film in the trilogy is the must see one.This film is awesome, but it's previous film still beats it. It tries to be more epic (and is more epic) but comes with some gaping plot holes. Still a highly enjoyable movie nevertheless, but the 2nd film in the trilogy is the must see one. However, one reason to see this is to watch Tom Hardy's excellent performance of the muscle house that is Bane. He's big, he's intimidating, and he CAN break the bat. He doesn't beat Ledgers Joker but still puts on an excellent performance. This film is filled with the same great visual and practical effects as the previous and comes with what you expect from a Nolan film. Good film. Expand
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supermann234Dec 29, 2014
This is the best superhero movie i have seen.This is a good way to end the dark knight trilogy. It builds up slowly from batman's return from The Dark Knight and progresses to a very strong climax and has an unpredictable ending. All theThis is the best superhero movie i have seen.This is a good way to end the dark knight trilogy. It builds up slowly from batman's return from The Dark Knight and progresses to a very strong climax and has an unpredictable ending. All the directors and cast should be given full credit to the film. Expand
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agent1138Dec 26, 2014
Simply a masterpiece I have never seen such a work of art this film I consider the pinnacle of modern cinema, one all should aspire too. Literally the greatest thing to happen to the motion pictures since silent era. Nolan is such a big guySimply a masterpiece I have never seen such a work of art this film I consider the pinnacle of modern cinema, one all should aspire too. Literally the greatest thing to happen to the motion pictures since silent era. Nolan is such a big guy he's this generations Kubrick and probably a better one at that, 11/10. Expand
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gzayas91Dec 24, 2014
The Best finale. This is A tale of two cities film. It has inspirations of Batman No man's land, Knight fall, and The Dark knight returns. What's great about Nolan's films is that they makes you think. And this is his strong film.
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SammyrexNov 21, 2014
While certainly not with its flaws, Nolan's conclusion to his superhero trilogy is a satisfying end to what is undoubtedly the best superhero saga to grace cinema screens. With an epic scope and scale, this is a fitting send-off for theWhile certainly not with its flaws, Nolan's conclusion to his superhero trilogy is a satisfying end to what is undoubtedly the best superhero saga to grace cinema screens. With an epic scope and scale, this is a fitting send-off for the silver screen's most endearing vigilante. Expand
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vikesh2206Nov 10, 2014
The Dark Knight Rises is an immensely satisfying conclusion to The Dark Knight trilogy even though it doesn't really match up to the heights of its predecessor.
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vontebradley11Oct 28, 2014
Christopher Nolan’s 2012 action film The Dark Knight Rises, a trilogy from The Dark Knight shows the now notorious criminal known as batman coming out of hiding in the city of Gotham. Nolan has taken a different approach from the original DcChristopher Nolan’s 2012 action film The Dark Knight Rises, a trilogy from The Dark Knight shows the now notorious criminal known as batman coming out of hiding in the city of Gotham. Nolan has taken a different approach from the original Dc Comic made by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and twisted it to make a different path for the villain/hero “batman”. Christian Bale will give you a burning sensation of excitement as he plays the role of batman and Bruce Wayne. The Dark Knight Rises begins with an older and crippled Bruce Wayne getting back on his feet to fight crime after being rejected by society by being called a villain. Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, the criminal Bane that makes himself know in Gotham City, have realistic tension on the screen that will have your blood boiling, eyes teary, and palms sweaty.

Nolan is a true visionary to depict such a great film. This movie is not your regular and dreary anticipated movie that everyone knows. It’s not that typical super hero story when the hero falls to the feet of the villain then triumphs and defeats the villain. Nolan took a different route and paved the road, he showed a super hero getting back on his feet while enduring the trial and tribulations to stand tall. Christian Bale plays an old charming and handsome Bruce that has shrouded from the limelight. Bruce has been missing for a while and no one had known his whereabouts. Christian Bales is a vital actor to this movie; because he brings the seriousness in Bruce you can see the worry in his eyes and the motivational sparkle. You can real feel a connection with Christian Bale on the screen as the movie progress.

In The Dark Knight Rises you can feel your soul crying out for Bruce as Alfred talks to him about his miserable life experiences. We all know Bruce has lost his parents but losing the one he loved Racheal in The Dark Knight was unbearable. Bruce still is saddened from this terrible event which shows his negative aspirations of caring about things. Batman’s and Bruce’s disappearance has left Gotham better than what it was. Gotham was in shambles, people loitering the streets and jobless. Batman and the “hero” Harvey Dent, played by Arron Eckheart in The Dark Knight cleaned the streets of villains. Gotham still pays respect to their most respected man Harvey Dent while others anticipate the return of batman.

Tom hardy is an absolute superb actor to play the villain Bane. Tom Hardy had me trembling in my chair and sweating through my clothes, he is exhilarating. Tom Hardy the perfect actor to play Bane because he is brawny in size and has that odd spine-chilling voice. Bane has an objective and he will execute anyone that crosses his path. Banes followers are loyal, and are increasing in numbers. Not even Gotham’s toughest cop Commissioner Gordon can stop Bane. He is a menace that cannot be apprehended, everyone he encounters is fearful of him. The character Bane gave me nightmares, he took the air out of my lungs he is ruthless.

But there is hope in Gotham because of a rising cop who is springing into action named Blake played by actor Joseph Gordon- Levitt who is a phenomenal actor. Blake is introduced as a new cop that quickly catches on to the criminal activity in Gotham. He warms your heart with passion because you can tell he is really devoted to what he does for a living. Joseph has a nice pretty boy smile that makes you feel safe, but he also can get pretty aggressive when trying to take down a criminal. Blake is a character that knows what to do when put in harmful situations; he doesn’t go by the cop rule book. Blake is one of the most trustworthy cops in Gotham which is rare.

The Dark Knight Rises has a lot of action scenes which were executed by the special affects department; it makes you feel as though you’re in Gotham and is being terrorized by Bane. The gunshots look realistic; due to the sound department it feels as though bullets zip through the movie theater. The makeup and costume department made the characters come to life which essentially makes Bane look so petrifying. When watching this movie on the big screen it feels as though you’re a civilian on the dirty streets of Gotham watching the action go down before your eyes. The people that took part behind the camera are as astonishing as the actors.

In conclusion this movie was one of the most eccentric films of the decade. Every moment of The Dark Knight Rises will have you in a trance; you will not be able to blink. The movie will not have you on the edge of your seat but standing up to watch the action up close. Make sure you go to the doctor after this movie because this will have your heart pumping so fast your body will be filled with adrenaline. There will not be a single soul that leaves the movie theater without thinking their money was well spent. The entire cast did an exceptional job of doing their part in the movie to make it outstanding. Make sure you pick your jaw off of the ground at the end when… you’re going to have to wait and see!

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SythusRATINGSOct 18, 2014
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner GordonIt has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. Expand
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PhantosOct 13, 2014
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a film that shot on location where peaceful Occupy protesters were savaged by corrupt police officers. Knowing this, Christopher Nolan tells the story of heroic, perfect cops who fight the EVIL TERRORISTS. Think about what that means for all of the people who gave this film such undeserved praise. That is how we view polite dissenters: The Bad Guys.

Christopher Nolan has made the worst Batman movie of all time for this, and one other reason:

Even forgetting the terrible screenplay and the sluggish acting, this director hinged his entire plot on the detonation of a nuclear bomb that, as we see in the end, couldn't even kill one person who was at ground zero of the blast. And then has the audacity to assume it is a serious, dramatic production.

At least Batman & Robin wasn't ashamed of being retarded.
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aguyglobalOct 9, 2014
It may not live up to the nearly unreachable heights of it's predecessor, but it's still a well made, suspenseful, and emotionally investing film, and a fitting conclusion to the Chris Nolan era of Batman films. I wish the best of luck toIt may not live up to the nearly unreachable heights of it's predecessor, but it's still a well made, suspenseful, and emotionally investing film, and a fitting conclusion to the Chris Nolan era of Batman films. I wish the best of luck to Affleck and Snyder. Expand
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CPD98Sep 27, 2014
Después de ver la segunda, esta puede parecer bastante inferior. Y lo es. Pero aun así, la disfruté mucho mas en su segundo visionado y creo que es una obra maestra del cine de superhéroes. Bane no es el joker, pero es un villano decente. ElDespués de ver la segunda, esta puede parecer bastante inferior. Y lo es. Pero aun así, la disfruté mucho mas en su segundo visionado y creo que es una obra maestra del cine de superhéroes. Bane no es el joker, pero es un villano decente. El reparto, como siempre, sublime. Quizás le sobra duración pero es una gran película. El final me gustó mucho, una trilogía 10. Expand
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beingryanjudeAug 31, 2014
Following the triumph of The Dark Knight, it takes a lot more than this to surpass it. Yes, Anne Hathaway is a brilliant addition--but not nearly enough to make this a quality film.
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oxanaAug 24, 2014
A strong 3 1/2 stars. I'm hard pressed to take it down from 4, but frankly, I don't feel the good kind of impact just yet.

I'm having a lot of mixed feelings about this movie. Much anticipated on my part, following one of my all-time
A strong 3 1/2 stars. I'm hard pressed to take it down from 4, but frankly, I don't feel the good kind of impact just yet.

I'm having a lot of mixed feelings about this movie. Much anticipated on my part, following one of my all-time favorites, "The Dark Knight", perhaps it was a lot of pressure.

Post-movie, I found myself wondering: "Where is Batman?" - because in a movie about the caped crusader you would imagine getting a lot of screen time from the man dressed as a big bad bat. I found myself realizing that this movie, all in all, didn't focus on Batman - or even Bruce Wayne - nearly as much as I expected. He was there in spirit, but absent in physical presence.

Anna Hathaway as Selina Kyle (Catwoman) wasn't nearly as impressive as you would think. I just felt like she didn't really have a place in the movie.

Tom Hardy's Bane was big and intimidating (although I missed his own voice when Bane's kept pitching up and down).

Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard, also seen in "Inception" with JGL and Hardy, now that I recall) was a surprise factor, until which point her presence in the movie made me wonder "why?" more than once.

A surprise lies in Joseph Gordon-Lewitt's John Blake (his role just gets better near the end). He got a lot of screen time, and his story seemed more interesting than a lot of the things going on around him. (A special surprise for him near the end!)

Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Fox reprise their roles, but are very low-key, as well as Gary Oldman's Gordon.

All in all the story, sadly, was jumpy, feeling like it was patched together from pieces too small, the scenes not cohesive at all and almost hurried. Maybe it was jerked in too many viewpoints at once, or they tried for a different style, but it didn't work for me, at least not in the first viewing. There was a little too much "tell" rather than "show", to pick up the slack.

The sounds were another thing; the music was too loud, as was the theatrical, dark rumbling. They together drowned anything and everything in their way.

So... definitely mixed feelings after the first viewing, but the movie had a lot of small gems scattered all around. It didn't get close to any of the characters, especially Wayne/Batman, although he was battling rather personal demons all along, climbing back from the depression of the last movie.

Bat-fans: check it out. Definitely worth the watch, and it can only get better in future viewings, that I guarantee.
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boesballAug 16, 2014
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This finishes the greatest superhero series of all time in style. It's gripping, dark, realistic, violent, and emotional. It's more intense than any of the other movies in this series, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie when I watched it in theaters. It does have a few issues with continuity, and the plot holes in it give it a 9 instead of a 10.

I thought Bane was almost as good as the Joker, actually. He had his own touch. That voice from Bane was slightly scary, and it was extremely cool. It was so loud, and it was pure awesome. Every scene that Bane was in was a really good scene. The first scene was an introduction to his character, and it all went uphill from that amazing moment. Bane made this movie in a way that was similar to the Joker's presence.

Batman was exceptionally performed, and he gave the movie emotion. Catwoman gave the movie a female force as well. She kicked butt. I thought that there could have been one more street chase/fight before Batman got his back broke by Bane, but the movie was already 3 hours long, so it's ok. By the way, the 3 hour run time didn't bug me one bit. I'd much rather be overexposed to a movie I love than be wishing for more. Overall this is a 9/10.
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Prodigy487Aug 3, 2014
The Dark Knight Rises has problems but Christopher Nolan still knows how to make a great superhero movie. Bale continues to be the best Batman, Anne Hathaway is great as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy does a great job as the villain, Bane. The storyThe Dark Knight Rises has problems but Christopher Nolan still knows how to make a great superhero movie. Bale continues to be the best Batman, Anne Hathaway is great as Catwoman, and Tom Hardy does a great job as the villain, Bane. The story is great and the action is even better than the other films in the trilogy. Dark Knight Rises' main problem is that it has more than a few plot holes and this actually affects the film a lot. The story, even great, has a few problems as well. Luckily the characters still have you invested in the film. The ending is also one of the best trilogy endings I have ever seen. Even though it might be the weakest in the trilogy, it does a great job in wrapping up the trilogy. Expand
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cumoviesJul 26, 2014
the dark knight rises is the epic conclusion to the dark knight trilogy like all the new batman movies it is very well made not as good as the dark knight but still very good.

my ratting 8.6/10 9.2/10 for action 8/10 for acting 8/10 for
the dark knight rises is the epic conclusion to the dark knight trilogy like all the new batman movies it is very well made not as good as the dark knight but still very good.

my ratting 8.6/10 9.2/10 for action 8/10 for acting 8/10 for character development 8.5 for style and 8.7 for story
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JamesCannonJul 11, 2014
Surprisingly poor follow up to arguably the best comic book movie ever made. Everyone had high expectations on this one. I ve seen twice, once in theatre, once at home. I still have the same feelings about it. It is a pretentious drag andSurprisingly poor follow up to arguably the best comic book movie ever made. Everyone had high expectations on this one. I ve seen twice, once in theatre, once at home. I still have the same feelings about it. It is a pretentious drag and probably Nolan's worst film. Characters bounce in and out it as the plot tries to be complex but its really quiet simple. What surprised me the most I think was how uninspired many of the action sequences. They are just not that good. The movie also relays on cliche plot devices, like a bomb that takes about a day an half to go off?? Then you have Bane who tries to come off as a eloquent bad a, but he just sounds silly most of the time. He has no poison addiction either which was featured in the comics. He is mostly just a psychotic brute in the comics anyway. They also make up an origin story that I believe was not featured in the comics. As you can tell I couldn't stand this movie, That is enough. Expand
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HISHEhebJul 8, 2014
great end for the trilogy movies of all time. I really liked this movie. I have to say that Bane (tom hardy) is the best super Villain I see, the movie gived me everything I ever wanted to see in a batman movie
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TheApplegnomeJul 8, 2014
The final film with our beloved Batman is both awesome, stunning and furious.

Just as The Dark Knight, we have another incredible well made movie from Christopher Nolan and he keeps me heavily entertained. Just as the previous film, it
The final film with our beloved Batman is both awesome, stunning and furious.

Just as The Dark Knight, we have another incredible well made movie from Christopher Nolan and he keeps me heavily entertained. Just as the previous film, it suffers with a slow amount of action and to much conversations, but in the end is The Dark Knight Rises a hell of a movie, and it might have one of the best endings I’ve ever seen.

Not as stunning as The Dark Knight, but it's still a masterpiece.

The Dark Knight Rises gets a 9/10
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diogomendesJun 29, 2014
One of the most entertaining movies ever! Bane's voice is terrifying, Catwoman is hot and Batman is spectacular in his return to the cinema. This is a epic movie filled with plot twists, inspiring scenes and an intense soundtrack!
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43in2014Jun 25, 2014
Prior to watching this: I have seen the last two films in this trilogy and the Dark Knight was a powerful film.
Review:
Pros: A generally great film. Cons: Film was let down by an unrealistic medical miracle and a poorly timed nuclear
Prior to watching this: I have seen the last two films in this trilogy and the Dark Knight was a powerful film.
Review:
Pros: A generally great film.
Cons: Film was let down by an unrealistic medical miracle and a poorly timed nuclear device that explodes in film/TV time.
4.5/5 - Good enough to watch it in the cinema and perhaps to buy the DVD.
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