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: July 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2012
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Critic Score: 87% 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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

The Dark Knight Rises may not reach the heights of its predecessor, but it is a worthy, epic conclusion to a trilogy that has raised the bar for an entire genre.

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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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

'The Dark Knight Rises' tries to be very dark and serious. The problem is, that rubber-headed costume just looks sort of, well, comical, when things get too realistic.

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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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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

Nolan somehow never loses control - this is an accomplished and tremendously confident filmmaker, both in the execution of his thrilling chases and action beats, and in his manipulation of the complicated, multi-faceted narrative.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Tony Gandía
A perfect conclusion to one of the best trilogies in history, "The Dark Knight Rises" balances smarts, action and emotion with expert precision.… 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
Kevin M. Williams
Despite Wagnerian pretensions what arrives is a film awash in its own mythos, like a soul mumbling to itself in the dark ... which should suit the fans just… More
Bruce Bruce
Whats there to say its the very best Batman movie to date. 5 stars 10-30-13
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