Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: July 18, 2008
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mrdr4gonNov 15, 2017
Basically a Scorsese film but with Batman. If that doesn't sound good enough throw in a manic central performance by Heath Ledger and a screenplay that elevates every character's performance into an operatic stratosphere. The high standardBasically a Scorsese film but with Batman. If that doesn't sound good enough throw in a manic central performance by Heath Ledger and a screenplay that elevates every character's performance into an operatic stratosphere. The high standard for a superhero adaptation. Expand
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inaneswineNov 14, 2017
The pace of The Dark Knight far surpasses that of its predecessor, as Bale's brilliant Batman is forced to stop Ledger's wonderfully bizarre interpretation of the legendary Joker. The thrills are plentiful, and the story is poignant.
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CineAutoctonoOct 17, 2017
"The Dark Knight" was a sensational film, undoubtedly the best Batman in history, performances, history, action scenes and plot were excellently managed, Christopher Nolan certainly did wonders with this classic, but what that caught me the"The Dark Knight" was a sensational film, undoubtedly the best Batman in history, performances, history, action scenes and plot were excellently managed, Christopher Nolan certainly did wonders with this classic, but what that caught me the most, is Heath Ledger's performance (RIP Heath Ledger), made the best joker in history, Christian Bale's performance was very good, this film is complex and spectacular. Expand
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Humble_BragSep 22, 2017
Normally I would give this type of movie a 9, but back in 2008, no other superhero film was this good. This movie is a huge influence on superhero films today, proving that superhero movies don't have to be cheesy and dumb. For that reasonNormally I would give this type of movie a 9, but back in 2008, no other superhero film was this good. This movie is a huge influence on superhero films today, proving that superhero movies don't have to be cheesy and dumb. For that reason this movie is a 10 for me. Expand
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TheGreatCriticAug 16, 2017
This is by far one of the worst movies of all time, I never liked batman because he has no super powers, all he has is money and weapons there is no fun because that means there is less explosions and that's sad.

The story is horrendous,
This is by far one of the worst movies of all time, I never liked batman because he has no super powers, all he has is money and weapons there is no fun because that means there is less explosions and that's sad.

The story is horrendous, it's weak compare to the previous batman films, it has no style and it isn't fun like batman forever, the movie tried to be deep but no one cares because I as an audiance member want to see batman beat homeless people up, I don't care that batman has emotions, I wanted action and explosions, but even in the action scenes the movie fails completely because they use pratical effects, Christopher Nolan should know that we use computers for a reason now but he's such a pretentious dork so there is no intensity.

The characters were awful, they were depressing and not fun, I remember the good old days where super heroes were fun and quirky like in batman forever, batman was too deep of a character to be interesting and honestly Christian Bale isn't fun enough to be batman, they should've pick Marlon Wayans, he fits the character perfectly and the vilain was forgettable.

The dark knight fails on every single level, the story is way too intelligent to be fun, the characters are way too deep to be considered good, the soundtrack is too depressing and the effects look to real to be enjoyable, stay away from this objectivily bad film !!!
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vetorAug 8, 2017
Batman The Dark Knight is a flawless movie in every respect, whether it's directing, practicing, performing, or delivering one of the best film-adapted villains: the Joker
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golemgacMar 3, 2017
The Batman movie we needed and we got it. Even if the ending conclusion didn't make much sense it was beautiful and encouraging. Also the way, Heath Ledger was playing the Joker should be remembered in history of the film industry.
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daviddelnorte23Jul 21, 2017
Esta película ya la ví hace años, pero cuando la ví creía que no la había visto como es debido pues la vi en la televisión pública con cortes de publicidad y no de manera muy atenta. es por eso que ahora estas semanas previas calentando paraEsta película ya la ví hace años, pero cuando la ví creía que no la había visto como es debido pues la vi en la televisión pública con cortes de publicidad y no de manera muy atenta. es por eso que ahora estas semanas previas calentando para el evento cinéfilo del año, Dunkerque, quería volver a ver a Nolan, la semana pasada fue Batman: Begins, y esta semana la película que nos concierne. Para mí sorpresa, no me ha gustado más que la primera vez que la ví ni me ha gustado más que Begins.

La película no digo yo que sea mala o peor que otras de la saga o del propio director, si no que a mí personalmente es una película que me gusta, la veo y no va a más, la olvido rapidamente. Pero la película como película, como cine es brillante, desde el guión, el desarrollo de los personajes, el ritmo del largometraje... todo esta sensacional, pero como vuelvo a decir, ni la interpretación del joker que tampoco me sorprende (pienso que ese tipo de papeles para un actorazo como Ledger es un caramelo para lucirse, pero si Bale de Batman que cada día me gusta más...) ni ningún otro punto de la película son para mí uno de mis platos preferidos. Aún así peliculón, un 7.
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therandompersonJul 16, 2017
This movie somewhat baffles me with how it gets ranked as "one of the best movies of all time." Yes, it's a great movie, but it just downright makes me rant every time about I hear about it. The reason I don't think this is one of the bestThis movie somewhat baffles me with how it gets ranked as "one of the best movies of all time." Yes, it's a great movie, but it just downright makes me rant every time about I hear about it. The reason I don't think this is one of the best movies is that I hate the character of Rachel. They weren't able to master her in Batman Begins, and they weren't able to master her in this installment either. Even if you avoid the acting of the actors playing said character, she felt so much like an unnatural plot device that I was getting irritated by how she was influencing the decisions of our characters. When we get past that point, this movie is actually pretty phenomenal. The directing of the action sequences, the cinematography, the writing, and the perfect Nolan everything-thing-is-practical adds that flare you just can't get with CGI. I would have given this a 100 if the character of Rachel wasn't so downright irritating and unbearable. This is definitely the best superhero movies of all time, and is no doubt a "Nolan Classic".
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bpmike83Jul 6, 2017
My favorite super hero movie ever. It's nice to have something very dark like this in a crowd of cliche and comedic super hero movies we have today (Avengers).
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zlatanmazuidiJun 30, 2017
probbaly the most political movie since Natural Born Killers, Torture, extradition, surveillance, Philosophy, Politics, anti-republican, This Movie will be the best Comic movie foreever with a "horrible" Heath Ledger , the best Batman theprobbaly the most political movie since Natural Born Killers, Torture, extradition, surveillance, Philosophy, Politics, anti-republican, This Movie will be the best Comic movie foreever with a "horrible" Heath Ledger , the best Batman the best butler, the best scientist... without CGI(not so much - harvey Dent), this movie ahould have a metascoreof 89 and not 82 it's like you would give a rating of 3 for zlatan ibrahimovic goal against england probably the best movie of this century (political, action, thriller, editing, colours, and especially the music) Expand
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ProfessionalProJun 30, 2017
What the F*CK did I just watch?! By far the worst movie I've ever seen in my life, I puked so much and cried because of how awful it was, this isn't Suicide Squad??? Why is Jared Leto not The Joker? Who the hell is Heath Ledger?! This makesWhat the F*CK did I just watch?! By far the worst movie I've ever seen in my life, I puked so much and cried because of how awful it was, this isn't Suicide Squad??? Why is Jared Leto not The Joker? Who the hell is Heath Ledger?! This makes no sense whatsoever, terrible movie with horrible acting and writing. Expand
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Joker_LedgerJun 19, 2017
I love this movie very much. This is an example of a good movie. Christofer Nolan is a genius of his work. The plot is very interested and exciting. The actors played their roles so magnifisent. Hans Zimmer wrote one of the best soundtracksI love this movie very much. This is an example of a good movie. Christofer Nolan is a genius of his work. The plot is very interested and exciting. The actors played their roles so magnifisent. Hans Zimmer wrote one of the best soundtracks in the world. I love this and listen often. So, I haven't any words to say about this masterwork and "The Dark Knight" gets 10 of 10! Expand
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teddywymanJun 13, 2017
Perhaps the best argument towards the illegitimacy of the Academy Awards. The fact that The Reader gets Best Picture / Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay nominations while all this gets is a bunch of technical awards + Ledger's OscarPerhaps the best argument towards the illegitimacy of the Academy Awards. The fact that The Reader gets Best Picture / Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay nominations while all this gets is a bunch of technical awards + Ledger's Oscar shows how the Academy is unable to put away biases and just select the best films of the year. Unequivocally the best superhero movie of all time and the movie from 2008 that everyone will remember when they think of films from that year. As perfect a movie as you can make. Expand
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MorganFreeman69Jun 11, 2017
it is a very bad movie, the joker was abhorrently depicted and the movie was overall really **** The acting was terrible, however, the best part of the movie was the Godly Presence of Him, Morgan Freeman, of which allowed me to survive
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shod3030Jun 5, 2017
Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminalSet within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. Expand
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SonicHD7May 31, 2017
With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (HeathWith the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism. Expand
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LatinCritic13May 30, 2017
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is a quintessential masterpiece that I will never forget. Everything ranging from terrific narrative all the way to Heath Ledger's terrifying take as the Joker succeeded every way that the movie had done toChristopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is a quintessential masterpiece that I will never forget. Everything ranging from terrific narrative all the way to Heath Ledger's terrifying take as the Joker succeeded every way that the movie had done to satisfy me after watching it. Without a doubt, this is the best superhero movie of all-time. Expand
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flylexMay 17, 2017
Batman the dark knight is by many and by me also considered the best movie of batman and super heroes in itself, the film has script that does not roll and manages to deliver a lot in its entire duration, the cast is perfect the costume theBatman the dark knight is by many and by me also considered the best movie of batman and super heroes in itself, the film has script that does not roll and manages to deliver a lot in its entire duration, the cast is perfect the costume the performance , Christian Bale is great as a batman, Aaron Eckhart convinces how dent and two guys and Heath Ledger is probably the best joker that cinematic universe dc will see he is dark crazy pisicopata and even so makes you think that sometimes he is as healthy as The good guys, the dark knight doubles as a hero, police and drama film note 100 Expand
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Daniel17May 3, 2017
The Dark Knight is the greatest film of the Dark Knight trilogy so far. It's one of the best superhero movies of the 2000s as well. It's such a masterpiece. With its engaging story, unforgettable characters, intense action, better acting andThe Dark Knight is the greatest film of the Dark Knight trilogy so far. It's one of the best superhero movies of the 2000s as well. It's such a masterpiece. With its engaging story, unforgettable characters, intense action, better acting and Heath Ledger's amazing performance as the Joker (unfortunately he passed away). If you ever watched Batman Begins, I highly recommend you to watch this sequel entirely. I mean, this is a must-watch. Everybody should go and watch this movie. It's an unforgettable cinematic superhero experience. Expand
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salmansohail_Mar 23, 2017
THE BEST SUPER HERO FILM EVER. This film is so incredible that it deserves oscars from every direction, after the success of Batman Begins, I was afraid that the sequel would not be able to deliver a good enough meaning. I was wrong, thisTHE BEST SUPER HERO FILM EVER. This film is so incredible that it deserves oscars from every direction, after the success of Batman Begins, I was afraid that the sequel would not be able to deliver a good enough meaning. I was wrong, this film defined greatness when it came to pictures. This super hero movie is a rare film that drills deep inside the character and the script more than the action. The Dark Knight dares to be more than it should be. It transcends the barriers of being labelled a "Batman movie" or "superhero movie" by excelling in all areas: character, plot, action, writing, acting, directing. The Dark Knight is not for fans of Batman or fans of serious drama. It is a film for everyone and stands as one of the most important films of the decade. However it isn't the director or The Dark Knight himself who made this film what it is. Its HEATH LEDGER. Unfortunately after his death, he was never able to witness what he had created, and that many people loved this and that it was one of the best creations in the super hero genre. Heath Ledgers joker is by far one of the best Jokers we have seen. Its hard to say that any other joker could beat him. The shear direction of this film was incredible.

Overall: 10/10
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ByYuxiSsMar 9, 2017
Without a doubt the great director Christopher Nolan has brought us a great movie of the best in history and will undoubtedly remain in our hearts as the best movie of superheroes ever performed.

For my opinion many comic-based movies that
Without a doubt the great director Christopher Nolan has brought us a great movie of the best in history and will undoubtedly remain in our hearts as the best movie of superheroes ever performed.

For my opinion many comic-based movies that do in the future can not match the great performance of Christian Bale in the trilogy and the late Heath Ledger as the epic and beautiful Joker 10/10 The best Movie of Superhero
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ZerpnosMar 5, 2017
Muhteşem! Tek kelimeyle muhteşem. Nolan imzalı bu film gerçekten her şeyiyle mükemmel. Oyunculuklar çok üst düzey, senaryosu muhteşem ve hafızalardan asla silinmeyecek Joker performansıyla Heath Ledger muazzam bir iş çıkarmış. OrtayaMuhteşem! Tek kelimeyle muhteşem. Nolan imzalı bu film gerçekten her şeyiyle mükemmel. Oyunculuklar çok üst düzey, senaryosu muhteşem ve hafızalardan asla silinmeyecek Joker performansıyla Heath Ledger muazzam bir iş çıkarmış. Ortaya gerçekten mükemmel bir Batman filmi çıkmış. Expand
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janhellyeahMar 4, 2017
Only movie I have ever watched entirely while literally sitting on the edge of my seat. The Dark Knight isn't just the greatest comic movie of all time - it is certainly one of the best film ever. Everything is perfectly stitched, theOnly movie I have ever watched entirely while literally sitting on the edge of my seat. The Dark Knight isn't just the greatest comic movie of all time - it is certainly one of the best film ever. Everything is perfectly stitched, the powerful dialogue, the perfect soundtrack, the astounding acting, the theme and the vibe of what Batman really is. This is my favorite movie to date. Expand
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NaanFreezerFeb 22, 2017
IMO the best superhero movie in existence. Usually when I tell someone I like a movie, they think it sucks and I have to give them a full rundown and explanation of why the movie DOESN'T suck, and my movie reviews end up being super-long forIMO the best superhero movie in existence. Usually when I tell someone I like a movie, they think it sucks and I have to give them a full rundown and explanation of why the movie DOESN'T suck, and my movie reviews end up being super-long for the same reason. I don't think that will be necessary for TDK. The amazing director Christopher Nolan has done it again. Most people will agree this is not only one of if not THE best superhero movies, but also recognized by many to be one of the best movies ever, period. Not just because of its dark cynical twisted essence, or its great storytelling and plot, but because of how iconic and revolutionary this film is. Also, three words: Heath Ledger's Joker. The movie may be about Batman, but Ledger is easily the best part of the film, giving one of the most legendary spot-on performances in all of cinema. Simply put, TDK is a 10/10 film. If you haven't watched it yet (which isn't likely) then DO IT. Expand
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TIZFeb 11, 2017
Amazing and mind blowing, the weakest acting was actually Christian Bale (keeping in mind that he was still amazing). What I'm trying to say is that there were no weak actors. To silly reviewers who rated this movie a ZERO, but only those whoAmazing and mind blowing, the weakest acting was actually Christian Bale (keeping in mind that he was still amazing). What I'm trying to say is that there were no weak actors. To silly reviewers who rated this movie a ZERO, but only those who based their score on the amount of sadism and horrific scenes. The only thing I agree on with you is, that the age restriction/certificate should have been bumped up to +15. Otherwise, I think your reviews are pointless. Apart from that, the original Batman is a dark story (comic) which portrays pain and suffering in the exact same way or even more horrifyingly in the comic book! This is not a superhero movie for a 10 year old. Its a memoir for comic book fans and an amazing crime-thriller action movie experience for all else. It does an amazing job at showing people the Batman universe. If you expect rainbows and unicorns and magical endings, don't watch this. This is a naked and bared view of what the real world is like...and what really happens in it, but luckily for the people of Gotham, they have their fictional character who protects them. In real life all we have is jokers. Expand
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amai2739Jan 26, 2017
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, a sequel to Batman Begins. I'm a huge fan of the director, his vision, the scope for his films are truly stunning. His storytelling skills to me are masterful and honestly this movie views as aChristopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, a sequel to Batman Begins. I'm a huge fan of the director, his vision, the scope for his films are truly stunning. His storytelling skills to me are masterful and honestly this movie views as a psychological, drama, thriller. From the start to the end, you'd be on the edge of your feet. All the actors brought their A+ game, Christian Bale's performance was electrifying, and Heath ledger's performance as the Joker was absolutely terrific. HEATH LEDGER'S JOKER stole the show, he was sinister & frightening, gripping to watch. Brilliant work from Christoper Nolan. Expand
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FuturedirectorNov 7, 2016
Thanks to Haeth Ledger's terrific interpretation and Christopher Nolan's professional direction and production, The Dark Knight is an eficent; action-packed and tention-full film that cannot follow in a better way to its predecessors.
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MaxiThresherJan 7, 2017
The BEST movie ever made, great effects and sounds, the ambiance is AMAZING and...The Ledger Joker !The Dark Knight was a very intense action movie, with a very good choice of actors.
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BroyaxJan 5, 2017
A part le costume, on se demande si on est encore dans un "Batman"... Gotham est devenue un mélange de New York et de Chicago, une ville américaine générique, pleine de grands cubes et le Joker, le fameux Joker est un banal malfratA part le costume, on se demande si on est encore dans un "Batman"... Gotham est devenue un mélange de New York et de Chicago, une ville américaine générique, pleine de grands cubes et le Joker, le fameux Joker est un banal malfrat peinturluré à la va-vite. Il a le charisme d'un livreur de pizza et l'allure d'un clochard, il n'inspire qu'un vague mépris à défaut d'incarner un certain idéal de folie furieuse. Pas drôle pour un sou, on lui filerait juste deux balles dans le métro.

Christian Bale est passé en mode "pilotage automatique" tout comme son cérémonieux majordome Michael Caine qui ne cesse de nous rebattre les oreilles avec ses reflexions moralisatrices. Idem pour Morgan Freeman, réduit au faire-valoir accessoire du justicier, une sorte de "Q" pour le James Bond masqué. Gary Oldman n'en mène pas large non plus et a l'air de s'emmerder autant que nous. Tant d'acteurs aussi mal employés nous font regretter un tel gâchis.

L'histoire ou la tentative d'histoire se perd en maintes circonvolutions pour tenter de tenir les deux heures et demi de remplissage, ponctuées ici et là par un peu d'action qui fait la part belle à la Burnemobile et la moto batmolle.

On pourrait être dans un James Bond ou dans un Jason Bourne qu'on y verrait que du feu, à part tout de même une mise en scène très correcte globalement mais l'ambiance déjantée du monde de Batman a définitivement disparu pour céder la place à une grosse machine prétentieuse qui se repose sur les effets spéciaux, édulcore ses personnages et délivre une oeuvre fadasse et formatée par l'ennui.
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TheMoeJan 4, 2017
The Dark Knight is not only the best comic book movie of all time, but it is one of the best movies of all time, in general. Heath Ledger was amazing. Everyone else did a spot on job, as well.
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RickHarrisonDec 22, 2016
This movie is the best superhero movie I have ever seen in my entire life. It is a pure masterpiece of cinema, as well as the superhero genre. I don't want to giv anything away, but you should watch it now.
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Carlos_1092Dec 4, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. An absolute masterpiece, the cinematography in this movie was on point, heath Ledger's Joker has been one of the greatest interpretations of a character i've ever seen, The soundtrack was absolutely epic (especially songs like "A Watchful Guardian" and "Like A Dog Chasing Cars") and although Christian Bale's Batman is not as interesting as other characters (like Harvey Dent and The joker) he still does not disappoint, at all, although i have to say that one of the only problems i have with this movie is the ending, i just dont get why batman decided to take the blame for harvey dent's death, i mean they could've blamed The joker, but all of that just goes away with comissioner Gordon's speech at the end, everything about that speech is absolutely epic, this movie is dark,gritty,thrilling, entertaining and over all realistic which is how a superhero movie (specially a batman movie) should be, and yes, this movie is not perfect, but is as close to perfect as a movie can get. Expand
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hiradNov 23, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. whats the best super hero movie in history?its very easy its the dark knight.heath ledger have exiting play.the story of the dark knight its perfect and i really like this film. Expand
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gNov 22, 2016
What an adaptation. One of the most top rated adaptations that makes it the greatest of all time, it pays attention to an iconic villain we've wanted to meet but Nicholson is still with us on the other hand.
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FreedomFightersNov 14, 2016
As I mentioned in my previous review, "WALL-E" was released in 2008 and, to this day, is considered one of the greatest films of all time. How crazy is it that, 3 weeks later, another film was released that ended up being considered one ofAs I mentioned in my previous review, "WALL-E" was released in 2008 and, to this day, is considered one of the greatest films of all time. How crazy is it that, 3 weeks later, another film was released that ended up being considered one of the greatest of all-time? "The Dark Knight" somehow managed to do that. It's beautifully written, it's thrilling, it's dark, it feels like a Batman movie should, it's brilliantly filmed, and it features possibly one of the greatest acting performances in a superhero film in Heath Ledger's Joker. The other actors are great, sure, but it's Ledger that steals the show here, providing a tremendous, powerful and terrifying performance as one of the most iconic villains of all time. There's no two ways about it, "The Dark Knight" is cinematic excellence, and regardless of your feelings towards superhero films, it's an absolute must-watch. Expand
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TyroneJohnsonOct 18, 2016
Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies of this century. With a score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, the rest of the casual movie watchers and reviewers think like I do. The well know, comic book superhero known by many as Batman is broughtDark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies of this century. With a score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, the rest of the casual movie watchers and reviewers think like I do. The well know, comic book superhero known by many as Batman is brought to life on the big screen, but this time with a more dark and realistic tone. The movie is masterfully sculpted with extremely talented actors and overall plot.
In a city that is flooded with crime and evil known as Gotham, the people are searching for a savior. Billionaire Bruce Wayne slips on his all black armor and gadgets at night to become the no-powered crime fighting superhero that the city deserves, but Batman believes that the city needs to be saved by more than a masked vigilante. So district attorney Harvey Dent is there to be Gotham’s light knight. Dent and Batman have one more ally in Jim Gordon, Gotham’s police commissioner. Together they try to mop up the scum from the streets. Unfortunately, the world that they live in changes before them. Along comes the Joker. Nobody knows who he is or where he came from; all they know is that Joker is a mentally unstable, agent of chaos that kills for fun. This criminal mastermind seems to have jurisdiction, yet is always one step ahead of the police force and Batman. Joker’s character will really make you question reality and the difference between right and wrong.
All of the actors do their parts extremely well, but Heath Ledger stands out in a pack of stars. We get to watch Heath Ledger during his best performance of his career. Ledger really put his heart and soul into his portrayal as the Joker. For instance, cast members have even stated that Ledger locked himself in a motel room for an entire month to get into character. Keeping track of written sinister notebooks and laughing at himself in the mirror for hours in order to get the Jokers cackle just right. After the movie was released, Heath Ledger died on January 22, 2008. Most say “it was the character that killed the actor” believing that he put his life into the role. In 2009, Heath Ledger won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It takes a special breed of actor to become a unpredictable, criminal mastermind with little jurisdiction, but I believe that Heath Ledger knocked it out of the park.
The Dark Knight was a masterpiece. It seemed to be a cross of the comic book hero Batman, mixed with Interstellar and Criminal Minds. Gotham is dark and scary. The characters are well developed with great dialogue between each other. The action scenes are thrilling, and there seems to be a list of memorable scenes just from this one movie. Although this is definitely not a movie for young kids, and the viewers have to think a bit to figure out the serious and philosophical meaning of the plot, I would recommend this to anyone that loves superheroes and/or a great action thriller.
Words cannot even describe how brilliant and thrilling this movie is. You will have to watch it yourself. The extremely talented actors and never ending excitement of the story line make this one of the best movies of all time.
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AcathefacaOct 10, 2016
Let's all take a moment to appreciate how amazing did Heath Ledger act as the Joker.Maybe he hasn't got the voice like Mark Hamil but he did it better then anyone.The movie was awesome and it's my favorite super hero movie.
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chrisredfiSep 13, 2016
I never had a chance to appreciate this movie when i was little, but after re-watching it after 8 years, i finally realize the brilliance of this movie. The story is brilliant, the acting and dialogue is superb and of course, Heath LedgerI never had a chance to appreciate this movie when i was little, but after re-watching it after 8 years, i finally realize the brilliance of this movie. The story is brilliant, the acting and dialogue is superb and of course, Heath Ledger Joker is amazing! I've never seen a superhero movie that can surpass this masterpiece. Simply one of the best movie ever! Expand
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UNARMED_JORDAug 21, 2016
the dark knight is not just the best superhero movie of all time, its possibly my second favorite film after American Sniper, it brings in the phenomenal Heath Ledger as the Joker and a worthy story line and motive that leads to a fantasticthe dark knight is not just the best superhero movie of all time, its possibly my second favorite film after American Sniper, it brings in the phenomenal Heath Ledger as the Joker and a worthy story line and motive that leads to a fantastic conclusion the result: quite possibly a movie without fault. Expand
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voxottoAug 19, 2016
best batman movie there is imo. especially the best joker ever, the dark humor and dark filming style suits the batman franchise the best. Its the saddest thing in movie history that we can not have another movie with this joker
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KillercadenAug 17, 2016
Heath Ledger as Joker was the spotlight of this movie and kicked Batman into the curb with his acting. Don't get me wrong, Batman's acting was still really good, but compared to Joker, he was not the best. But this movie and it's almostHeath Ledger as Joker was the spotlight of this movie and kicked Batman into the curb with his acting. Don't get me wrong, Batman's acting was still really good, but compared to Joker, he was not the best. But this movie and it's almost non-stop action is perfect along with it's story was very interesting. I would definitely recommend this movie! Expand
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veggiesAug 14, 2016
This movie is very close to perfect, it does so many things right. The paceing of the movie was near perfect, making sure that enough was explanied before moving on to a different problem in the movie, but also, leaving enough for the viewerThis movie is very close to perfect, it does so many things right. The paceing of the movie was near perfect, making sure that enough was explanied before moving on to a different problem in the movie, but also, leaving enough for the viewer too think of what just happened. The movie also set in the theme of dark versus light very well, but by the end of the movie questioning what was immoral and what was left just in the world. The movie also gave us a set of characters that we could love and really care for and actively worry weather they lived or died. And best of all was the acting. Every actor in this movie seemed to poor their souls into this film but, the shining star of the film was Heath Leadger as the Joker. He stole the show and if anythjng is the one reasson you should watch this movie. Expand
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nsroehlAug 7, 2016
The best super hero movie ever made in my opinion. The joker is fantastic. The final scene can drag a little bit, but the way this movie ends is amazing. I'm not sure how people can rate this movie so low. The story is great, making itThe best super hero movie ever made in my opinion. The joker is fantastic. The final scene can drag a little bit, but the way this movie ends is amazing. I'm not sure how people can rate this movie so low. The story is great, making it seem like batman could actually exist making this movie borderline non fiction. I love how Bruce Wayne even tries to fight crime on two fronts, one during the day with politics and the other being at night as the caped crusader. Amazing movie, it is a must watch. Expand
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RobobobAug 6, 2016
Forget that The Dark Knight is one of the best superhero movies of all time.. it is one of the best MOVIES of all time. In actuality it doesn't even really need to be a superhero movie. It is a tense, intellectual thriller from the masterForget that The Dark Knight is one of the best superhero movies of all time.. it is one of the best MOVIES of all time. In actuality it doesn't even really need to be a superhero movie. It is a tense, intellectual thriller from the master of such movies, Christopher Nolan. Heath Ledger is amazing as the Joker and I think his performance will never be topped. Expand
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Antgiog1202Aug 6, 2016
The Dark Knight is not only a comic-book adaptation, it's a film about themes as well. The Joker's s viewpoint on chaos, order, anarchy, morality of an average human being is a key example of what I'm trying to explain. This film surpassesThe Dark Knight is not only a comic-book adaptation, it's a film about themes as well. The Joker's s viewpoint on chaos, order, anarchy, morality of an average human being is a key example of what I'm trying to explain. This film surpasses all the superhero flicks we get today because of complexity it has to offer to it's characters and plot. It's not about the CGI action sequences that tells the story, it's about the exploration of the theme of hero and villain, as well as order and anarchy.

Rating: 10/10

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cfpAug 5, 2016
This is Joker movie, and its outstanding, Ledger was fantastic and created a credible version; and gave such a realistic take of the Joker that makes the character more plausible in real life than batman himself.
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MasterRileyJul 22, 2016
The Dark Knight is probably the best superhero movie of all time. The way everything came together; Christopher Nolan back to direct, the choice of casting (Heath Ledger), the performances, the writing, the cinematography, the practicalThe Dark Knight is probably the best superhero movie of all time. The way everything came together; Christopher Nolan back to direct, the choice of casting (Heath Ledger), the performances, the writing, the cinematography, the practical effects, the action, and the music are all at the highest possible level of perfection. Theres a reason this film gets so much praise, its because its undeniably fantastic! If you haven't seen it yet, what are you doing? Go watch it now! Expand
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superbatJul 20, 2016
The best superhero movie of all time. From Harvey Dent's fall from grace to Heath Ledger's epic Joker, The Dark Knight has everything that a Batman movie needs. The fighting is an improvement over Batman Begins and the plot is more linear.The best superhero movie of all time. From Harvey Dent's fall from grace to Heath Ledger's epic Joker, The Dark Knight has everything that a Batman movie needs. The fighting is an improvement over Batman Begins and the plot is more linear. This movie simply blew me away. Expand
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rei07Jul 19, 2016
I really love this one. The Dark Knight proves exactly what Nolan is capable of as he has offered a more compelling narrative. Batman Begins got off to a good start, but this film set the bar pretty high. Heath Ledger gave us an amazingI really love this one. The Dark Knight proves exactly what Nolan is capable of as he has offered a more compelling narrative. Batman Begins got off to a good start, but this film set the bar pretty high. Heath Ledger gave us an amazing performance with his portrayal of the Joker. Also, Christian Bale seems more conflicted, yet strangely confident as Bruce Wayne/Batman offering more weight to his character. We finally get to see that there is more to Bruce than "the hero that Gotham needs, but doesn't necessarily want". His conflict is internal, but also external in some way. That aside, this film is a genuine masterpiece. Expand
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BarneyOnMTJun 19, 2016
WHAT I LIKED: This film has a famous reputation for a reason. Primarily, of course, its image is dominated by one of the best movie villains of all time, who not only serves as someone unhinged and terrifying, but helps to illustrate someWHAT I LIKED: This film has a famous reputation for a reason. Primarily, of course, its image is dominated by one of the best movie villains of all time, who not only serves as someone unhinged and terrifying, but helps to illustrate some very interesting themes. Amazingly, every situation played out by the Joker, brings Gotham (and the audience) onto a whole new desperate and frightening playing field, which in turns causes you to genuinely consider and question humanity all the more. In the end, it's this that makes 'The Dark Knight' the truly successful social commentary that it is, but it's not without some fun action either.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The themes and schemes are all very interesting, but the characters and plots aren't nearly developed enough for me to genuinely connect with the film. Instead, you watch from outside as Nolan uses characters and stories as a tool to portray his ideas; it's not a harmonious partnership between story and narrative, instead the themes exist at the expense of lots else. As a result, you'll be gripped be each scene, but in between you might feel a bit disconnected
VERDICT: A darker, deeper Batman that brings excitement and social commentary to the audience. It'll grip you in the moment, but when you're out of it, you won't particularly connect.
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FarsheedJun 6, 2016
Finally it was a movie by Christopher Nolan that critics could not oppose. If you like action movies, you have to watch this movie. Of course, the story, cinematography, costume designing, etc. is marvelous. Also pay attention to HeathFinally it was a movie by Christopher Nolan that critics could not oppose. If you like action movies, you have to watch this movie. Of course, the story, cinematography, costume designing, etc. is marvelous. Also pay attention to Heath Ledger performance. Expand
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Aaron_WassermanJun 1, 2016
The greatest Comic book movie of all time, the greatest Batman movie of all time, and one of the greatest movies of all time. Do I even need to explain why The Dark Knight is incredible? It is not just because Heath Ledger( thought he isThe greatest Comic book movie of all time, the greatest Batman movie of all time, and one of the greatest movies of all time. Do I even need to explain why The Dark Knight is incredible? It is not just because Heath Ledger( thought he is incredible) but Bale is amazing along with the side characters. Action is top notch, and story telling is powerful. Well done Nolan. Expand
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CalibMcBoltsMay 30, 2016
According to IMDb The Dark Knight is literally a better movie than every movie ever made, except The Godfather Part I & II, and The Shawshank Redemption....
WHAT?!
Better than: Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Taxi
According to IMDb The Dark Knight is literally a better movie than every movie ever made, except The Godfather Part I & II, and The Shawshank Redemption....
WHAT?!
Better than: Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Apocalypse Now, The Wizard of Oz, Seven Samurai, Cinema Paradiso, M, etc, etc.
According to IMDb it is the FOURTH greatest film of all time. I think anyone with any understanding of film can see this is completely crazy. I don't hate this movie, i quite enjoy it a fair amount, but it is very far from being any kind of ''masterpiece'' - It isn't even Nolan's best movie...

When destructing this movie i like to use David Fincher terminology: Fincher theory is that there are films, and there are movies. A film is using cinema as art and not as JUST entertainment, such as: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Rashomon, and modern movies like There Will be Blood, The Fall and Hero. (just to name a few) Then there are movies like: The Raid, Speed, The Game, and The Dark Knight, which are solely 'entertaining' films and nothing really more. Nothing to get inspired about, nothing to make you think, or ponder what has just happened. Nothing, which is fine, you wouldn't want movies like that constantly, but a movie that is solely entertainment can not be classed as one of the best movies of all time, let alone the FOURTH best.

So, why then is The Dark Knight so ridiculously popular? Nolan separates his movies from the average blockbuster by giving them a sense of realism and reliability. The most obvious example of this is his very slim use of CGI and the use of practical effects. At a time when CGI is common use, in most blockbusters, as it's much cheaper and easier, this is obviously appreciated by audiences. You can see how audiences can be awed by this.

Probably the thing that most separates this movie is how he chooses to make the viewer feel empowered. Where most Batman and other superhero villains have been cliche, cheesy or unrealistic, The Dark Knight (and the other Nolan Batman movies) have had villains that feel a lot more like modern day terrorist than the average comic book villain, which is usually just ridiculous if you think about it. Post 9/11 you can imagine the impact this can have on people and the realism it gives. Though in Nolan's determination to make the viewer feel empowered he sacrifices making The Dark Knight anything more than a movie, he makes everything extremely obvious and doesnt leave anything for the viewer to work out for themselves.

At times it can even be patronizing. During the part of the movie where people are being killed until batman takes off his mask, he is constantly being by everyone even one of the officers does so. I think this is a testament to how much Nolan trusts is audience and how painstakingly obvious he thinks he has to make everything to get his point across.

Even within expectations of it being a Nolan superhero film, The Dark Knight still has quite alot of faults. The main one being how anticlimactic the ending of the movie was, I was hoping/expecting some kind of big send off for the Joker but instead his send off was very brief and unsatisfying. There's also the many plot holes but i dont have anything new to say on that.

A movie to be called ''One of the greatest film of all time'' it needs to excell in every aspect of filmmaking. The Dark Knight only excells at one, the performances, Heath Ledger's The Joker is excellent, he is truly phenomenal. But other than that, the direction is OK, the writing is very weak, and the movie is tedious, and overlong. The Dark Knight is good but grotesquely overrated

In short, Nolan offers a somewhat charming comic movie, that has all his usual traits: good and bad, but despite its charm, at its core is a rather one dimensional hollywood blockbuster with the popcorn audience as its target demographic. It may be the ''greatest superhero movie of all time'' but that doesnt mean a lot, does it?
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Jimi360May 27, 2016
Dark and twisted, but mezmorising and memorable, The Dark Knight is the finest movie to ever include superheroes or superhero themes, and unlikely to ever be beaten. A true masterpiece from Christopher Nolan.

I can not go any further
Dark and twisted, but mezmorising and memorable, The Dark Knight is the finest movie to ever include superheroes or superhero themes, and unlikely to ever be beaten. A true masterpiece from Christopher Nolan.

I can not go any further without discussing Heath Ledger. His portrayal of the Joker is nothing short of unbelievable, and the lengths that you can tell he went to just to bring do that character justice need to be applauded. An exceptional piece of acting brilliance, some of the finest acting you will ever see. Christian Bale is, once again, a solid Batman. Michael Caine is such a loveable Alfred, which is also matched by Morgan Freeman's Fox. Other performances also worth mentioning is Gary Oldman, who you are routing for from start to finish, as well as great debuts in the series from Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes, and Aaron Ekhart as Harvey Dent. The movie's original score is outstanding, and a real credit to the composers there. The atmosphere throughout the whole movie is dark and slightly hopeless, thanks to the presence of Joker, but this adds to what is an incredibly well written story. A scene in particular between Bale's Batman and Ledger's Joker is outstanding, and so well written it will have every movie-goer on the edge of their seat.

If you haven't seen The Dark Knight, make it happen. Seriously.
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talisencrwMay 25, 2016
This has no competition. It is the very finest comic-book character movie ever made. Knowing the Burton, Donner and Nolan filmic adaptations of Batman and Superman exist helps me to sleep at night. They are Exhibit A of 'How to Make aThis has no competition. It is the very finest comic-book character movie ever made. Knowing the Burton, Donner and Nolan filmic adaptations of Batman and Superman exist helps me to sleep at night. They are Exhibit A of 'How to Make a Comic-Book Movie'. Nothing else has ever come even remotely close. These seven films (I include 'Superman II' because it was mostly Donner's work)--and Nolan's trilogy especially--are what I imagine a great director like Kubrick, Hitchcock or Kurosawa would have come up with, if they had ever been asked to make a Superman or Batman movie. They are the easiest for an audience to identify with because in these the scripts most approximate human emotions and the typical conundrums of the human experience--in short, are the closest, in a good way, they come to the complexities of the human condition. Peerless. Expand
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MCCrusaders6May 18, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is great example on how a batman movie should be. Dark, scary, complex, and of course a ton of fun. The performance for joker was out of the ballpark and really set the bar high for other jokers. It uses genius ideas like having the hostages look like the bad guy, and the bad guy the hostages. Its brilliant! Expand
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NalkaMay 8, 2016
By far the best film based on a comic book character. Not your usual comic comic book movie. Dark, smart, stylish action with no CGI and thrilling from beginning to end. Plus an iconic performance by heath ledger.
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Jack97May 6, 2016
The Dark Knight is one of the greatest comic book films of all time. Heath Ledger literally becomes the Joker and he makes the whole movie with his amazing performance. But the actual movie itself is really great, it's a really compellingThe Dark Knight is one of the greatest comic book films of all time. Heath Ledger literally becomes the Joker and he makes the whole movie with his amazing performance. But the actual movie itself is really great, it's a really compelling crime thriller with intense and exciting scenes, a fantastic story and more great performances from the rest of the cast. A true masterpiece. Expand
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aadityamudharApr 17, 2016
What a breath of fresh air. Such a brilliant step up from the previous movie. Fantastic performances all round. Ledger in particular was just amazing as the Joker. This is what a Batman movie should be. I would love to say more, but I reallyWhat a breath of fresh air. Such a brilliant step up from the previous movie. Fantastic performances all round. Ledger in particular was just amazing as the Joker. This is what a Batman movie should be. I would love to say more, but I really can not falter this movie in any way. As close to perfect as I could hope for a comic to movie film. Expand
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AaronWasserman1Apr 11, 2016
A complete masterpiece, one of the greatest movie sequels ever, up there with Empire Strikes Back. Chris Nolan has made a movie with brilliant characters, script, dialogue, effects, visuals, scale, scope, and music. The Dark Knight gives youA complete masterpiece, one of the greatest movie sequels ever, up there with Empire Strikes Back. Chris Nolan has made a movie with brilliant characters, script, dialogue, effects, visuals, scale, scope, and music. The Dark Knight gives you an experience most movies don't. Years later, this movie is still one of the best, easily the best comic book movie. Expand
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adam09_Mar 31, 2016
"The Dark Knight" is a Masterpiece that focus' on the characters more than the action. Heath Ledgers Joker is amazing and is one of the best portrayals of a villain in movie history. This movie might have Batman as the main protagonist but"The Dark Knight" is a Masterpiece that focus' on the characters more than the action. Heath Ledgers Joker is amazing and is one of the best portrayals of a villain in movie history. This movie might have Batman as the main protagonist but its not a superhero film its a gritty crime/ thriller movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Expand
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mahdi-shadowMar 28, 2016
this is literally the best Batman movie we ever had in years. and heath ledger was amazing . i love joker and dialogs .depth. story and depth the dark knight is not just a super hero movie this is more then that and smart movie
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adrenilinmattMar 27, 2016
Dark knight is one of the most spectacular movies ever created. I feel lucky to have been born in our time, now, viewing this piece of absolute art in my youth. What a perfect movie. Fantastic.
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NehuenMar 27, 2016
Por lejos una de las mejores películas de héroes de la historia (por no decir la mejor). The Dark Knight es una película obligatoria de verse para aquellos fanáticos del género y del personaje en cuestión. Con un guión frenético, complejo yPor lejos una de las mejores películas de héroes de la historia (por no decir la mejor). The Dark Knight es una película obligatoria de verse para aquellos fanáticos del género y del personaje en cuestión. Con un guión frenético, complejo y atrapante, sumando las grandes actuaciones de los actores, aunque el que se lleva toda la película es Heath Ledger, que realiza una interpretación del "The Joker", poniéndolo como uno de los mejores y más aclamados villanos del cine. Todo esto hace que esta película sea inolvidable, y pase a ser una de las mejores películas de culto. Por lejos uno de los mejores trabajos de Christopher Nolan. Expand
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ufkumhoMar 25, 2016
Not gonna lie, my favourite movie of all time, wtached it for my birthday in the cinema , and I was astonished 8 years ago, and everytime I watch now.
The whole cast is awesome, Bale is my favourite Batman as he gives a deep look inside the
Not gonna lie, my favourite movie of all time, wtached it for my birthday in the cinema , and I was astonished 8 years ago, and everytime I watch now.
The whole cast is awesome, Bale is my favourite Batman as he gives a deep look inside the man behind the caped crusader, Oldman was perfect, Freeman and Caine served almost as comic reliefs, Eckhart's Dent is simply breathtaking. And are there any words to describe Ledger's acting ? Well, a brief sentence maybe : The best acting performance in modern day cinema history.
But what I liked most that Nolan made Batman accesible, touchable and feelable for the first time, it's not like near.superhuman.being like Ben Affleck's Batman in BvS, it's the very first time a vigilante seemed exceedingly vulnerable, less physically than mentally or pyschologically of course. The realistic set-up of the Nolanverse truly suprised and fascinated , as for the bery first time, I felt like " yes, all of this could this exist in real life too ", which really made me think a lot about it. Nolan deserves true respect for truning it into a realisitc set-up so flawlessly, he already did it in Batman Begins, but he has stepped up the game for this sequel like no one else. I think it wil take a quite long time for any superhero movie to beat "The Dark Knight", simply because almost everything about this movie is perfect. And yes , BAtman sounds like he has throat cancer, but if I was criminal, I would be afraid of a the best detetctive in the world who is a trained ninja, has awesome gadgets, looks menacing and beats other ciriminals to pulp, plus sounbds like he has a serious disease in his throat area
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YellowKirbyMar 25, 2016
'The Dark Knight' is easily the best 'Batman' story ever told, with stunning performances from all its cast, a dark and intriguing story, and the best incarnation of the Joker on the big screen.

Obviously, the movie does have its flaws,
'The Dark Knight' is easily the best 'Batman' story ever told, with stunning performances from all its cast, a dark and intriguing story, and the best incarnation of the Joker on the big screen.

Obviously, the movie does have its flaws, like Christan Bale's gravelly Batman voice, and that some of the plot points aren't very well thought out.

All in all, I think 'The Dark Knight' is the best Christopher Nolan 'Batman' movie, and one of the best comic book movies of all time.
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RPKHMar 24, 2016
Joker Joker Joker, this is what you heard a lot about "The Dark Knight" which is obviously true. Heath Ledger`s Joker is one of the greatest anti-hero or what i call bad-man characters and besides that one of the best performance that anJoker Joker Joker, this is what you heard a lot about "The Dark Knight" which is obviously true. Heath Ledger`s Joker is one of the greatest anti-hero or what i call bad-man characters and besides that one of the best performance that an actor could perform (don`t you agreed?), but this is not the only strong point of the film; Nolan`s superhero is more human like despite what we seeing these days (i write this in march 2016) of so called super mega heros that you can not do anything to them!
I think this will be enough.
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ReelViews94Mar 23, 2016
Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended.Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However, in Christopher Nolan's Batman universe, decisions and actions have consequences. The Dark Knight, arguably the moodiest and most adult superhero motion picture ever to reach the screen, illustrates this lesson in ways that are startling and painful. This is a tough, uncompromising motion picture - one that defies the common notions of what is expected from a "superhero" film. While there are plenty of action sequences and instances of derring-do, The Dark Knight's subtext has a tragic underpinning that would intrigue Shakespeare or the Greeks. It's about power and impotence, sanity and madness, image and reality, selfishness and sacrifice, and - yes - consequences.

It has often been said that Tim Burton's vision of Batman was the darkest representation we were ever likely to see of a superhero. Compared to how Nolan sees the character, Burton's version was a pantomime. For many long-running franchises, Burton's included, the second volume stands tallest. Nolan has followed up on his gritty and successful Batman Begins with one of the best all-time sequels, and perhaps the most impressive mainstream entertainment experience since 2003's The Return of the King. The Dark Knight builds upon the themes and premises founded three years ago. With the introductions and origins dispensed with in Batman Begins, Nolan uses this opportunity to expand upon his portrait of Batman as a haunted individual who, driven by forces rooted deep in his psyche, must dispense justice according to his own strict code.

Often in superhero movies, there's a sense that, no matter what challenges the protagonist must face, all will be right in the end. That certainty is missing here, and its absence may represent Nolan's most impressive accomplishment. Batman is fallible and his world is dangerous. No character, no matter how well-established in Batman lore, is safe. This director's Gotham City may be less garish and gothic than Burton's, but it is in many ways a bleaker and more oppressive place. It's a joyless venue and the hero takes his demeanor from his city. Batman is a grim, brooding superhero. He rarely speaks while in costume and, when he does, his voice quivers with menace and his words are devoid of the quips and one-liners audiences have come to associate with action heroes.

The survivors of Batman Begins are all back. Christian Bale has become the first Batman where it matters which actor is under the cowl. Keaton, Kilmer, and Clooney were all interchangeable when wearing the Bat-suit. Not so with Bale, who owns the role. His presence in the costume is forceful in a way that none of his predecessors achieved. Michael Caine's Alfred acts not only as Bruce Wayne's butler but as his conscience. Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) is Batman's version of "Q." Indeed, there's a scene in The Dark Knight that could have been lifted from one of many James Bond films. Gary Oldman's Jim Gordon, who wasn't too sure about Batman for much of the first film, is now fully on board as his unofficial liaison to the police force. Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes remains the girl who got away, the woman whose promise of a normal, happy life provides Wayne with hope for the future. For The Dark Knight, Maggie Gyllenhaal has replaced Katie Holmes, but the change in actress isn't a detriment. Gyllenhaal is a better actress and makes the character her own from her first scene.

Of the newcomers, the Joker is the biggest addition. One could argue that it's impossible to make a Batman series without facing the main character against the Joker at some point. No superhero and villain are more inextricably linked. Yet this Joker is unlike any we have previously encountered. The other major character to join the ensemble is Aaron Eckhart as Gotham's charismatic, photogenic D.A. Harvey Dent is Gotham's Knight in Shining Armor, and that's how Eckhart plays him - an individual with a pure heart who makes his own luck. Those even passingly familiar with Batman lore know Dent's fate, and it plays out here as one might suspect, although Nolan puts a different spin on things than did Joel Schumacher.

For all of the heavy lifting done by the movie's screenplay, dealing as it does with substantive issues and existential questions, there's still plenty of the meat-and-potatoes content of any superhero movie: action sequences. There are numerous fights, chases, and races.

2008 may be the year that the superhero movie comes of age. Iron Man represents the best screen adventure of a Marvel hero. Now, D.C. has answered with The Dark Knight, a film so impressive in every significant facet that it makes one wonder why it took so long for the genre to reach this high level.
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PeterParkerMar 23, 2016
The best 2008 movie, a great movie with charismatic characters like Batman, Alfred, Gordon and The Joker: This version of The Joker is the best version ever.
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MovieMasterEdMar 22, 2016
Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended.Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However, in Christopher Nolan's Batman universe, decisions and actions have consequences. The Dark Knight, arguably the moodiest and most adult superhero motion picture ever to reach the screen, illustrates this lesson in ways that are startling and painful. This is a tough, uncompromising motion picture - one that defies the common notions of what is expected from a "superhero" film. While there are plenty of action sequences and instances of derring-do, The Dark Knight's subtext has a tragic underpinning that would intrigue Shakespeare or the Greeks. It's about power and impotence, sanity and madness, image and reality, selfishness and sacrifice, and - yes - consequences.

It has often been said that Tim Burton's vision of Batman was the darkest representation we were ever likely to see of a superhero. Compared to how Nolan sees the character, Burton's version was a pantomime. For many long-running franchises, Burton's included, the second volume stands tallest. Nolan has followed up on his gritty and successful Batman Begins with one of the best all-time sequels, and perhaps the most impressive mainstream entertainment experience since 2003's The Return of the King. The Dark Knight builds upon the themes and premises founded three years ago. With the introductions and origins dispensed with in Batman Begins, Nolan uses this opportunity to expand upon his portrait of Batman as a haunted individual who, driven by forces rooted deep in his psyche, must dispense justice according to his own strict code.

Often in superhero movies, there's a sense that, no matter what challenges the protagonist must face, all will be right in the end. That certainty is missing here, and its absence may represent Nolan's most impressive accomplishment. Batman is fallible and his world is dangerous. No character, no matter how well-established in Batman lore, is safe. This director's Gotham City may be less garish and gothic than Burton's, but it is in many ways a bleaker and more oppressive place. It's a joyless venue and the hero takes his demeanor from his city. Batman is a grim, brooding superhero. He rarely speaks while in costume and, when he does, his voice quivers with menace and his words are devoid of the quips and one-liners audiences have come to associate with action heroes.

Of the newcomers, the Joker is the biggest addition. One could argue that it's impossible to make a Batman series without facing the main character against the Joker at some point. No superhero and villain are more inextricably linked. Yet this Joker is unlike any we have previously encountered. Cesar Romero's interpretation of the character (in the '60s TV series) was that of a deadly prankster. Jack Nicholson's over-the-top performance made 1989's Batman all about the bad guy. The late Heath Ledger, however, gives us something darker and more twisted - a role that would have been no less memorable had it not been his last and most grueling. There's nothing humorous about this freak. No flowery lines like "You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?" This is no caricature - The Joker is a frighteningly vicious and intelligent monster who represents a legitimate match for the title character.

For all of the heavy lifting done by the movie's screenplay, dealing as it does with substantive issues and existential questions, there's still plenty of the meat-and-potatoes content of any superhero movie: action sequences. There are numerous fights, chases, and races. The Batmobile gets its share of screen time as does a new Bat-cycle. Batman takes on bad guys singly and in bunches. And there's a heart-pounding sequence in which the Caped Crusader must race against time to save a life, where the price is almost as terrible if he succeeds as if he fails. Nolan's inherent sense of how to transform a relatively mundane fight scene into something involving is in evidence here, much as was the case in Batman Begins. He avoids flash editing and allows the action to evolve in a coherent manner, drawing the viewer in rather than keeping him guessing what's going on.

2008 may be the year that the superhero movie comes of age. Iron Man represents the best screen adventure of a Marvel hero. Now, D.C. has answered with The Dark Knight, a film so impressive in every significant facet that it makes one wonder why it took so long for the genre to reach this high level. Christopher Nolan has provided movie-goers with the best superhero movie to-date, outclassing previous titles both mediocre and excellent, and giving this franchise its The Empire Strikes Back.
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Cinemassacre94Mar 20, 2016
It's no accident that the skyline of Gotham City figures prominently in so many scenes in The Dark Knight, the second Batman movie from director and co-writer Christopher Nolan. It's seen from above when Batman glides from building toIt's no accident that the skyline of Gotham City figures prominently in so many scenes in The Dark Knight, the second Batman movie from director and co-writer Christopher Nolan. It's seen from above when Batman glides from building to building, and from below as the Joker skulks through streets that the residents deserted in panic. But it's just as conspicuously present in the film's many scenes of executives and city officials meeting high above the general populace, like gods determining the fates of those below. Where Batman Begins was largely about the considerable personal toll exacted by its hero's decision to fight back against the forces of evil while adhering to a code of honor, The Dark Knight expands those weighty themes to city scale.

As the film opens, Gotham still needs Batman (played again with intensity and vulnerability by Christian Bale), though its champion's influence hasn't been entirely positive. Organized crime has practically gone corporate in response, and a group of clumsy Batman wannabes have done little to stop it. Then there's the Joker, a mysterious new criminal who wants to foil the forces of law and order for reasons he keeps to himself.

What the Joker lacks in transparent motives he makes up for with enthusiasm. Playing a self-described "engine of chaos," the late Heath Ledger treats the iconic comic-book villain as a man who sees life as a dark joke, but takes care to tailor his punchlines for maximum impact. It's an unnervingly thorough performance, from the character's serpentine habit of licking his lips to the hitch Ledger throws into his stride that makes him like a wounded, angry animal. It's nightmare stuff with real-world roots, both in the randomness of his destructive acts of terror, and the imperfect systems designed to stand in his way.

Basing his schemes on the corruptibility of cops and criminals, Ledger's Joker homes in on the few who appear beyond his reach, particularly Batman and district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), a fearless enforcer of the law poised to make real changes to the city. Matters are complicated by the fact that Eckhart now shares a bed with Bale's lifelong love Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, subbing in for Katie Holmes). But to the film's credit, Nolan isn't afraid to keep matters complicated. The script, which he co-wrote with his brother Jonathan, has the unapologetic density of a good crime novel, with major and minor characters alike getting their due. Bale and Gyllenhaal have only a few scenes together, but they establish a tangible chemistry, and Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman make significant contributions as Bale's confidantes and consciences.

Nolan lets the film's spectacular action scenes seem like the natural consequences of the conflicts between characters, conflicts that build until Gotham becomes less a setting than a stage for an operatic conflict between tortured good and contented chaos. As strong as The Dark Knight's setpieces are—and they're all pulsing showstoppers of a kind not seen in Batman Begins—the real tension comes from Nolan's willingness to let that battle's ultimate outcome remain in doubt even as the credits roll. The film's capes and cowls suggest one genre, but it's a metropolis-sized tragedy at heart.
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CinemassacreMar 13, 2016
Having memorably explored the Caped Crusader’s origins in “Batman Begins,” director Christopher Nolan puts all of Gotham City under a microscope in “The Dark Knight,” the enthralling second installment of his bold, bracing and altogetherHaving memorably explored the Caped Crusader’s origins in “Batman Begins,” director Christopher Nolan puts all of Gotham City under a microscope in “The Dark Knight,” the enthralling second installment of his bold, bracing and altogether heroic reinvention of the iconic franchise. An ambitious, full-bodied crime epic of gratifying scope and moral complexity, this is seriously brainy pop entertainment that satisfies every expectation raised by its hit predecessor and then some. That should also hold true at the box office, with Heath Ledger’s justly anticipated turn as the Joker adding to the must-see excitement surrounding the Warner Bros. release.

With the Bruce Wayne/Batman backstory firmly established, “The Dark Knight” fans out to take a broader perspective on Gotham City — portrayed as a seething cauldron of interlocking power structures and criminal factions in the densely layered but remarkably fleet screenplay by helmer Nolan and brother Jonathan (stepping in for “Batman Begins’” David S. Goyer, who gets a story credit).

Using five strongly developed characters to anchor a drama with life-or-death implications for the entire metropolis, the Nolans have taken Bob Kane’s comicbook template and crafted an anguished, eloquent meditation on ideas of justice and power, corruption and anarchy and, of course, the need for heroes like Batman — a question never in doubt for the viewer, but one posed rather often by the citizens of Gotham.

Indeed, with trusty Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman, superbly restrained) and golden-boy District Attorney Harvey Dent (a cocksure Aaron Eckhart) successfully spearheading the city’s crackdown on the mob, even Wayne himself (Christian Bale) figures his nights moonlighting as a leather-clad vigilante are numbered. The young billionaire hopes to hang up the Batsuit for good and renew his relationship with assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, an immediate improvement over Katie Holmes), who has taken up with Dent in the meantime.

But Batman’s stature as a radical symbol of good has invited a more sinister criminal presence to Gotham City — and, as seen in the crackerjack bank-robbery sequence that opens the pic, one who operates in terrifyingly unpredictable ways. Utterly indifferent to simple criminal motivations like greed, Ledger’s maniacally murderous Joker is as pure an embodiment of irrational evil as any in modern movies. He’s a pitiless psychopath who revels in chaos and fears neither pain nor death, a demonic prankster for whom all the world’s a punchline.

After Ledger’s death in January, his penultimate performance (with Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” still to come) will be viewed with both tremendous excitement and unavoidable sadness. It’s a tribute to Ledger’s indelible work that he makes the viewer entirely forget the actor behind the cracked white makeup and blood-red rictus grin, so complete and frightening is his immersion in the role. With all due respect to the enjoyable camp buffoonery of past Jokers like Cesar Romero and Jack Nicholson, Ledger makes them look like — well, clowns.

The pic shrewdly positions the Joker as the superhero-movie equivalent of a modern terrorist (one of several post-9/11 signifiers), who threatens to target Gotham civilians until Batman reveals his identity. Batman, Gordon and Dent uneasily join forces, but the Joker seems to have the upper hand at every step, even from a jail cell; the city, turning against the hero it once looked to for hope, seems more fractious, vulnerable and dangerous than ever.

Though more linear than “Memento” and “The Prestige” (both also co-scripted by the Nolans), “The Dark Knight” pivots with similar ingenuity on a breathless series of twists and turns, culminating in a dramatic shift for Dent. This subplot reps the film’s weakest link, packing too much psychological motivation into too little screen time to be entirely credible. Yet Eckhart vividly inhabits the character’s sad trajectory, underscoring the film’s point that symbols of good can be all too easily tarnished.

Viewers who found “Batman Begins” too existentially weighty for its own good will be refreshed to know that “The Dark Knight” hits the ground running and rarely lets up over its swift 2½-hour running time. Nolan directs the action more confidently than he did the first time out, orchestrating all manner of vertiginous mid-air escapes and virtuosic highway setpieces (and unleashing Batman’s latest ooh-ah contraption, the monster-truck-tire-equipped Bat-Pod). In a fresh innovation, six sequences were shot using Imax cameras, and will presumably look smashing in the giant-screen format (pic was reviewed from a 35mm print).

Plus a fantastic moody score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.

A superhero crime epic saga. Loved to hear that Chris Nolan is also a big fan of Heat which inspired a majority of the film.
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VamonteMar 8, 2016
The film that sets bar too high for comic book movies. The Dark Knight is more than just an ordinary superhero movie. It is an epic crime drama with an unforgettable portrayal of the Joker.
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Termin8terMar 4, 2016
The Dark Knight is hands-down the best comic book movie of all time, and it's among the very best MOVIES of all time, All of the actors did a spectacular job in their roles. (especially Heath Ledger) The story picks up right where BatmanThe Dark Knight is hands-down the best comic book movie of all time, and it's among the very best MOVIES of all time, All of the actors did a spectacular job in their roles. (especially Heath Ledger) The story picks up right where Batman Begins left off, Batman, Gordon, and Harvey Dent are on the brink of bringing down the crime network that rules Gotham City: the Mob, when suddenly a mysterious crimelord known as The Joker makes a deal with the Mob to kill Batman. Now, before I continue, can I say that the Joker was written and acted PERFECTLY, good job Nolan for writing such brilliant dialogue for the Joker, and Heath Ledger for acting and voicing the dialogue spectacularly. Anyway, The Joker commits a number of serious crimes to get Batman to give himself up. The crimes get more and more horrific, and Batman is getting stressed out. I've probably spoiled enough by now, but if you read this review and don't watch this movie, then we can't be friends. WATCH THIS MOVIE NOW!!!!! Expand
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Devestator158Feb 16, 2016
An amazing movie, even after nearly 8 years it is still my favorite movie of all time it had great acting, an excellent cast, and probably the best Joker ever as of right now making The Dark Knight is an absolute masterpiece.
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gameguardian21Feb 10, 2016
This is the best comic movie put to film. The story is full of amazing moments, action, batmans throat cancer, and jokers spectacular performance, he even mad me laugh a few times. If you know anything about batman, you should definitely goThis is the best comic movie put to film. The story is full of amazing moments, action, batmans throat cancer, and jokers spectacular performance, he even mad me laugh a few times. If you know anything about batman, you should definitely go check this one out. Expand
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abdulmuhaeminFeb 4, 2016
Was never into Batman, comics, nothing. Then, I saw The Dark Knight, as a film fan, and it became my favorite movie of all time. Despite there being no bias.
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mrhotmoeJan 24, 2016
This is by far the best film your watch in a very very long time it is by far the greatest comic book movie of all time it simply cannot be beat from Heath Ledger's performance to Christian Bale as Batman bad ass. It is a wonderful movieThis is by far the best film your watch in a very very long time it is by far the greatest comic book movie of all time it simply cannot be beat from Heath Ledger's performance to Christian Bale as Batman bad ass. It is a wonderful movie crime drama thriller with the greatest villain of all time. Perfect hope you enjoy it. Expand
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wolfpacruleJan 22, 2016
Complete garbage, the story is weak and non-coherent. Why am I watching this complete pig dropping when the he could have eradicated the entire league of shadow from the first movie and then none of these villain could have been released.Complete garbage, the story is weak and non-coherent. Why am I watching this complete pig dropping when the he could have eradicated the entire league of shadow from the first movie and then none of these villain could have been released. People love comic story with characters that never die. Oh yeah lets make a main character who does not like to kill and because of that naiveté, he created more villains who by the way are immortals because they never die. why do americans like this kind of story? because they are idiots and dumb. Expand
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NicoteenJan 16, 2016
The Dark Knight
points based review:

Story: 8.7 (very good)
Genre-Rating: 9.0 (awesome)
Effects, camera and performance: 9.4 (awesome)
Cast: 9.4 (awesome)

OVERALL RATING: 9.1 (awesome)

9.1 = 9
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Ozzy0071Jan 11, 2016
This is one film I will remember for the rest of my life.

If you want a happy film that is suitable for the entire family, which has a happy ending and everyone skips off happily into the sunset, you're in the wrong place. Again, if
This is one film I will remember for the rest of my life.

If you want a happy film that is suitable for the entire family, which has a happy ending and everyone skips off happily into the sunset, you're in the wrong place.

Again, if you're after a superhero film like those made by Marvel which is full of jokes and cheesy lines, just so they can show off how powerful their heroes are... you're in the wrong place.

But if you want a movie which is dark, gritty, tense and has the single best portrayal of the Joker across any medium, then this is the film for you. The Dark Knight is a cinematic masterpiece. One of the best films ever made. This is not some forgettable "popcorn movie". And quite frankly, anyone who gives this film below an 8 wouldn't know a good movie if it hit them in the face whilst letting out thousands of fireworks. No matter what you think of DC, or of Batman - this is a well-made and wonderful film.

This movie pits Batman (Christian Bale) against Heath Ledger's Joker, who has been hired by the mob to kill the Dark Knight after Batman and the GCPD have been taking their money and generally causing a nuisance of themselves. Straight away, I will say that Heath Ledger's performance is wonderful. The single best portrayal of the Joker I have ever seen - and I've played the Batman Arkham games which has Mark Hamill's Joker in, and I've seen the 1989 Batman film with Jack Nicholson's Joker in - the other two contenders to the throne of "best Joker performance". Ledger blows them out of the water. He puts a dark, psychopathic twist on Batman's greatest adversary, while retaining the familiarity of the character. It is one of the best acting performances of this generation, hands down.

With Hans Zimmer composing the music for this film - just like he did for Batman Begins - the soundtrack for this film is amazing. I cannot stress how good and dramatic the music is, and how well it fits the scenes. It can, quite easily, stand among my other favourite musical compositions from films, video games, etc.

This is a seriously awesome film. By far the best superhero film ever made, and also one of the best films ever made in general.
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GentM2015Jan 10, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. BOX OFFICE: $1.05 billion dollars.
$534 million dollars in US.
Second Best of all time at the time of its opening in 2008.Best opening of all time with $158 million.
REVIEWS (critical acclaim): 9.0/10 on IMDb.94% on Rotten Tomatoes.82/100 on Metacritic.
Best Reviewed Superhero Movie of all time.
AWARDS:103 Won-178 Nominated
Also nominated for 8 Oscars and Won 2 including Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger.
The Dark Knight it's actually the movie that redefined the Superhero genre and it is even considered as one of the best Crime Dramas also,which is insane for a movie like this.
Christopher Nolan's direction is just impressive and very interesting.He handled the characters so good and made one of the best on-screen villains ever,though Heath Ledger's portrayal totally stands out as the Joker,also making it in my opinion one of the best performances ever.Not to be overlooked are the other performances such as Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent who gave a very very good performance and brought charisma and seriousness to Dent and respectively Two Face.Christian Bale in my opinion is the best Batman/Bruce Wayne of all time.Maggie Gyllenhaal is an improvement over Katie Holmes,the likes of Michael Cane and Morgan Freeman give very serious and great performances too.
The action is so well handled and very well shot that keeps you intrigued/excited every time.But what stand out are the dialogue scenes,especially the best scene in the movie which is the Interrogation scene between The Joker and Batman.That scene tells us so much and we get a look/perspective at the Joker's world so well and what makes him scary/intimidating it's that what he says actually makes sense,it's true all of it.
Plus the amazing transformation of Harvey Dent to Two Face it's mesmerizing.Seeing at what point he is at the beginning,fighting for justice in any way he can and how he ends up in the end,willing to kill Gordon's kids it's just insane but realistic and believable too.After that insanely amazing written scene in the Hospital between Dent and The Joker,we see his transformation making sense with the amazingly realistic dialogue.
The Joker just wants to watch the world burn and this movie shows what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.Every moment that Heath is in it's memorable and insanely good,but the fact of the matter is that even when he is not on-screen the movie is still interesting and just as good because it's smart and rewarding by giving justice to these characters that had not been done rightfully before.
The less prepared you are, the greater will be the experience of Nolan’s masterpiece.
I could go on and on writing about every detail of this amazing movie achievement but I leave it at this because I think I have said enough.If you hate the movie,it's fine because maybe you don't like these sort of movies or you were expecting something else after all I mean every movie has haters.But no one can deny the fact that The Dark Knight is memorable,filled with great performances,action done right and great dialogue.
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TheMovieDoctorJan 7, 2016
Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended.Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However, in Christopher Nolan's Batman universe, decisions and actions have consequences. The Dark Knight, arguably the moodiest and most adult superhero motion picture ever to reach the screen, illustrates this lesson in ways that are startling and painful. This is a tough, uncompromising motion picture - one that defies the common notions of what is expected from a "superhero" film. While there are plenty of action sequences and instances of derring-do, The Dark Knight's subtext has a tragic underpinning that would intrigue Shakespeare or the Greeks. It's about power and impotence, sanity and madness, image and reality, selfishness and sacrifice, and - yes - consequences.

It has often been said that Tim Burton's vision of Batman was the darkest representation we were ever likely to see of a superhero. Compared to how Nolan sees the character, Burton's version was a pantomime. For many long-running franchises, Burton's included, the second volume stands tallest. Nolan has followed up on his gritty and successful Batman Begins with one of the best all-time sequels, and perhaps the most impressive mainstream entertainment experience since 2003's The Return of the King. The Dark Knight builds upon the themes and premises founded three years ago. With the introductions and origins dispensed with in Batman Begins, Nolan uses this opportunity to expand upon his portrait of Batman as a haunted individual who, driven by forces rooted deep in his psyche, must dispense justice according to his own strict code.

Following his defeat of Ra's Al Ghul at the end of Batman Begins, Batman (Christian Bale) has become a mythical figure in Gotham City. The Caped Crusader, as he is now known, is the city's great hope, although the debate rages as to whether he is more hero or menace. There are copycat "Batmen," as well - vigilantes who wear similar costumes but whose methods are crude. Batman's nocturnal activities are taking a heavy toll on Gotham's organized crime syndicates, and things take a turn for the worse when the new D.A., Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), decides to take them on rather than turn a blind eye or take a payment. Abetted by incorruptible police lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Dent meets with Batman and the two come to an understanding about how to proceed in this war against crime. But a new threat is rising in the form of a sadistic lunatic called The Joker (Heath Ledger), who offers to become the mob's enforcer in the pursuit of a single goal: chaos. And this brings him squarely into conflict with the city's black-costumed guardian. To Batman, he makes one demand: remove the mask and turn himself in or the streets will run red with blood. When Bruce Wayne's identity remains secret, The Joker makes good on his word.

Of the newcomers, the Joker is the biggest addition. One could argue that it's impossible to make a Batman series without facing the main character against the Joker at some point. No superhero and villain are more inextricably linked. Yet this Joker is unlike any we have previously encountered. Cesar Romero's interpretation of the character (in the '60s TV series) was that of a deadly prankster. Jack Nicholson's over-the-top performance made 1989's Batman all about the bad guy. The late Heath Ledger, however, gives us something darker and more twisted - a role that would have been no less memorable had it not been his last and most grueling. There's nothing humorous about this freak. No flowery lines like "You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?" This is no caricature - The Joker is a frighteningly vicious and intelligent monster who represents a legitimate match for the title character.

For all of the heavy lifting done by the movie's screenplay, dealing as it does with substantive issues and existential questions, there's still plenty of the meat-and-potatoes content of any superhero movie: action sequences. There are numerous fights, chases, and races. The Batmobile gets its share of screen time as does a new Bat-cycle. Batman takes on bad guys singly and in bunches. And there's a heart-pounding sequence in which the Caped Crusader must race against time to save a life, where the price is almost as terrible if he succeeds as if he fails. Nolan's inherent sense of how to transform a relatively mundane fight scene into something involving is in evidence here, much as was the case in Batman Begins. He avoids flash editing and allows the action to evolve in a coherent manner, drawing the viewer in rather than keeping him guessing what's going on.

The Dark Knight, a film so impressive in every significant facet that it makes one wonder why it took so long for the genre to reach this high level.
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HotelCentralJan 6, 2016
From the fairly sublime to the mostly ridiculous, The Dark Knight begins well, with character and plot working together hand-in-hand. But before this excessively long movie is over it devolves into a Grand Theft Auto orgy of gratuitousFrom the fairly sublime to the mostly ridiculous, The Dark Knight begins well, with character and plot working together hand-in-hand. But before this excessively long movie is over it devolves into a Grand Theft Auto orgy of gratuitous violence and effects that gets tedious around the two hour mark. If you like the Jason Bourne trilogy style of non-stop action flicks you'll probably love The Dark Knight. Myself, I just dream another little dream of how things might've been. Expand
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EpicLadySpongeJan 3, 2016
The Dark Knight is like way too long and it's not really that interesting. On the other hand, it's something dark and a teasing movie that made the name straight on to the action category.
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HJRodrigoDec 26, 2015
Surprisingly enough this sequel was somewhat better than Batman Begins in many ways. I would strongly recommend this movie for anyone that enjoyed the first movie.
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ConnorkirkerDec 9, 2015
Dark as in The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan Has done another masterpiece. From Memento to Interstellar.
Loved the first one but this one is near-spectacular. Because Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart as the villains is a wonderful choice as
Dark as in The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan Has done another masterpiece. From Memento to Interstellar.
Loved the first one but this one is near-spectacular. Because Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart as the villains is a wonderful choice as being in this great movie.
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sahamouckticNov 20, 2015
I watched this movie and fell in love with it! SERIOUSLY there is nothing quite near to this EPIC creation by Nolan in cinematic Universe. An exceptionally well written story,Screenplay,Soundtrack, Acting by the cast,Real stunts performed andI watched this movie and fell in love with it! SERIOUSLY there is nothing quite near to this EPIC creation by Nolan in cinematic Universe. An exceptionally well written story,Screenplay,Soundtrack, Acting by the cast,Real stunts performed and Message on Human behaviour and tendency . Expand
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thatguy123Nov 7, 2015
“The Dark Knight” transcends the comic book genre
Christopher Nolan has created yet another masterpiece this time setting the bar sky-high for comic book based movies in the form of “The Dark Knight”. Lead by and all-star cast with Christian
“The Dark Knight” transcends the comic book genre
Christopher Nolan has created yet another masterpiece this time setting the bar sky-high for comic book based movies in the form of “The Dark Knight”. Lead by and all-star cast with Christian Bale (Batman) , Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon) , and Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth) reprising their roles from “Batman Begins”, the star power on its own is enough to make this a movie worth watching. However, it is Heath Ledger’s portrayal as the psychotic tormentor “The Joker” that steals the show. Ledger’s performance earned him the first posthumously awarded Oscar for Best supporting Actor. Ledger justifies the hype around his performance time and time again as Ledger is creepy, darkly humorous, and downright disturbing as the the Joker. As much as the movie is brought to life by the terrific cast, the screenplay and action should not be overlooked. “The Dark Knight” is similar to other superhero movies in that it features big explosions and otherworldly combat. However, the “The Dark Knight” simply outmatches any other comic-book movie ever made even its sequel “The Dark Knight Rises”, due to its elaborate plot and characters. Nolan is masterful in his direction and justifies the two and a half hour running time as he twists the audience around just as they are recovering from the previous turn. Nolan has taken a movie based on a fantasy and turned it into something believable, something real. Batman has never been more human than he is here as he struggles more than ever to be both Bruce Wayne and a savior to the crime-ridden Gotham. Ultimately “The Dark Knight” is worth every penny and is a must-see film. Watch it for the action. Watch it for Heath Ledger’s “Joker”. Watch it because it’s Batman, unless you hate Batman. But, why so serious?
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TrackerDeviceNov 2, 2015
This movie is fantastic on so many levels. With great performances, great storytelling, and the wonderful directing of Christopher Nolan, this movie not only lived up to its expectations, it is the greatest superhero movie of all time.
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BenHawkes113Sep 30, 2015
This film is just fantastic, my personal favorite film of all time. Everyone is perfect in their roles, and this is easily the best superhero film of all time, and it shows how Batman can be done brilliantly.
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marianodSep 21, 2015
Perhaps the best of batman's movie. This (obscure) movie seems to be the most twisted of all. The acting of Heath and Christian was memorable, realistic and visceral.
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IAMGEOFFREY99Sep 1, 2015
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. "Madness is like gravity, It only ... takes ... one push" This movie is my personal favorite, whether it's heath ledgers amazing acting or the amazing fight scenes this movie is great and totally worth your money! hope this review helped c: "Madness is like gravity, It only ... takes ... one push" Expand
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LatingamerAug 18, 2015
Christopher Nolan is on a role with the Dark knight. This movie has the right choice of villains for a super hero movie. The movie has a small problem: it is a little too long,but I can easily forgive that.
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jgcorbett00Aug 3, 2015
People will say this isn't a superhero movie it is a cop movie. That's not the point. This movie surpassed all doubts and expectations, with an incredible cast, a gripping story, edge of your seat suspense, and above all a great antagonist.People will say this isn't a superhero movie it is a cop movie. That's not the point. This movie surpassed all doubts and expectations, with an incredible cast, a gripping story, edge of your seat suspense, and above all a great antagonist. Heath Ledger gave us a villain that scared and amazed at the same time with his unforgettable role as the Joker. It may not be a superhero movie to its core but this became more than that it became a work of art under Nolan's guiding hands. In my opinion this is one of the best movies of the 2000's.

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BradleyRobertsAug 2, 2015
According to IMDb; the dark knight is better the apocalypse now,
citizen Kane, raging bull and 2001: a space odyssey and the forth
greatest film of all time. I think anyone with any understanding of film can see this is completely crazy. I
According to IMDb; the dark knight is better the apocalypse now,
citizen Kane, raging bull and 2001: a space odyssey and the forth
greatest film of all time. I think anyone with any understanding of film can see this is completely crazy. I don't hate this movie and I quite enjoyed it but it's very far from being any kind of masterpiece.

When destructing Christopher Nolan's movie's I like to use David Fincher's terminology; Fincher theory is that there are films then there are movies. A film is using cinema as art and not just entertainment, such as; the godfather, mirror, There will be blood. A movie would be something of a guilty pleasure: the game, the raid, the dark knight.

So then why is it the dark knight is so popular? Nolan separates his movies from the average blockbuster by giving them a sense of realism and reliability. The most obvious example of this is his very limited use of CGI and use of practical effects. At a time when CGI is common use in most blockbusters as it is cheaper and easier; you can see how audiences can be awed by this.

Probably the thing that most separates his movies; is how he chooses to
make the viewer feel empowered. Where most Batman and superhero
villains have been cliché and even cheesy; In the dark knight (and the
other dark knight movies) the villains feel a lot more like modern day
terrorists then the average comic book villain. Post 911 you can
imagine the impact this can have on people and the realism it gives.
Though in Nolan's determination to make the viewer feel empowered he
sacrifices making the dark knight anything more then a movie; he makes everything extremely obvious and doesn't leave anything for the viewer to work out for themselves.

At times it can even be patronizing. During the part of the
movie where people are being killed until batman takes off his mask; he
is constantly being blamed by everyone, even one of the officers does so. I think this is a testament to how much Nolan trusts he's audience and how painstakingly obvious he thinks he has to make everything to get a point across.

Even within expectations of it being a Nolan super hero movie, the dark knight still has faults. The main one being how anti climatic the ending of the movie was, I was expecting some kind of big send off for the joker but instead his send off was brief and unsatisfying. There's also the many the plot holes but I don't have anything new to say on that.

In short Nolan offers somewhat charming comic book movie, that has all his usual traits; good and bad. And despite it's charm, at it's core it's a rather one dimensional Hollywood blockbuster; with the popcorn audience as it's target demographic. It may be the "greatest super hero movie of all time" but that doesn't mean a lot.
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BatmanDudeJul 27, 2015
Batman The Dark Knight is simply the best movie ever made, every thing in it is just so perfect, some people say its overrated, but those are just people who don't like super hero movies or Marvel fanboys, Heath Ledger's performance is theBatman The Dark Knight is simply the best movie ever made, every thing in it is just so perfect, some people say its overrated, but those are just people who don't like super hero movies or Marvel fanboys, Heath Ledger's performance is the best, Christian Bale's Performance is the best and all other performances are the best.

Joker>all villains
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FanofBatmanJul 20, 2015
I'm a big Batman fan, but this movie was - especially after the relatively good Batman Begins - a big disappointment. As a fan you feel it from the beginning, if it's a good Batman film or not; when you here the score and see the charatersI'm a big Batman fan, but this movie was - especially after the relatively good Batman Begins - a big disappointment. As a fan you feel it from the beginning, if it's a good Batman film or not; when you here the score and see the charaters acting. But it was the first time in my life that I felt asleep. There was no good story, no atmosphere and nothing special. The portrait of the comic characters was not convincing or interesting. I used to like actors like Caine, Oldman, Bale, Ledger or Eckhart, but not in this film. Nothing really fits and you sit there, eating your popcorn and hope, that the film will end soon. Production desgin, costumes had been boring in my opinion. The worst Batman film ever. Even Schumacher's Batman and Robin had been funnier or TDKR, where Batman droped an H-Bomb out of Gotham before sitting in Venice and having a drink with Catwomans alter Ego. Expand
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