The Dark Knight

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
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    James ChristopherTimes (UK)
    You will feel utterly numb after the screening of The Dark Knight. The film is bleak and brilliant.
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    Geoffrey MacnabIndependent (UK)
    Among the great strengths of The Dark Knight is the way it combines hardboiled naturalism with the kind of stunts and setpieces you expect in summer blockbusters.
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    Tiru ThiruvilangamLittle White Lies
    To talk of Heath Ledger's performance is difficult, merely because, as gigantic as it is, it is only one important feature of an intricately wrought canvas.
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    Timothy ManganOrange County Register
    The Dark Knight is probably the smartest and most stylish action movie since the "The Matrix." It thinks and philosophizes. The subject it thinks and philosophizes about, perhaps not surprisingly, considering the times, is the Iraq war.
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    Tom CharityCNN.com
    An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances.
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    Dave CalhounTime Out
    The Dark Knight is a film that's fantastic on the action front, seeds its acrobatics in its own reality, and always feels relevant even when its ideas are drowned out by clatter.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    The awards hype is warranted.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaIGN Movies
    The Dark Knight managed to capture something complex and instinctive about the "war on terror" era.
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    Josh WildingComicBookMovie.com
    A masterpiece. Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is not only one of the greatest comic book movies you'll ever see, but also one of the best films of all-time.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Felicia FeasterCharleston City Paper
    It seems almost cruel to take beloved child archetypes and turn them into projections for adult angst.
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