The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 3, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

[This] wrap-up wraps up few of the threads in the first two films, and that the climactic cliff-hangers are nothing special (as well as flabbily edited).

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

I'm not arguing that Rises should be Singin' in the Rain. But its Wagnerian ambitions are not matched by its material. It hasn't earned its darkness.

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John Serba
MLive.com

Although often absorbing and on par with the quality of spectacle we expect from the franchise Rises proves that its predecessor is a film nearly impossible to follow.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The story is dense, overlong, and studded with references that will make sense only to those intimate with Nolan's previous excursions into Batmanhood.

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Bob Mondello
NPR

The biggest surprise may just be how satisfying Nolan has made his farewell to a Dark Knight trilogy that many fans will wish he'd extend to a 10-part series, at least.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Maybe not quite up to the standard of the first two in the series, but deserving of a very honourable mention.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

There was an opportunity here for Nolan to show us another way, to (again) stretch the boundaries of what is possible in a superhero film. Instead, alas, the latter half of The Dark Knight Rises retreats toward conventionality.

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Tom Charity
CNN.com

Others will see it differently, but for me this is a disappointingly clunky and bombastic conclusion to a superior series -- Nolan's biggest and worst movie to date.

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Kim Newman
Sight and Sound

As befits the saga's engagement with the economics of Gotham City, a great deal of topical material floats about here, insufficiently digested.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
The more time that passes, the worse I feel about this film. this film adds levitt and hathaway, two actors i love, but is really pretty bad. a dud to cap off… More
Curtis Lilly
Well. Bane was lots of fun. Unfortunately I can't give this movie the praise of the other two in the series since they made some cardinal sins against… More
xGary Xx
Eight years after the death of Harvey Dent, a reclusive Bruce Wayne brings Batman out of retirement to combat a ruthless mercenary with an army of fanatical… More
Sunny Dogra
'The Dark Knight Rises' takes a seat at the adults table, while the Marvel franchises sit at the kiddy table. TDKR is dark, captivating, and… More
Bruce Bruce
Whats there to say its the very best Batman movie to date. 5 stars 10-30-13
Mark Beckford
Rarely do I have as many mixed feelings and opinions after having seen The Dark Knight Rises. It felt epic. It was moving. It felt long. It worked well as a… More