The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros. Released 2012



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Movie Summary

Christopher Nolan

After "retiring" from his role as Batman, Bruce Wayne is drawn back to the cape as Gotham faces a new and more dangerous threat.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish. Entirely enveloping and at times unnerving in a relevant way one would never have imagined, as a c...

  • 88

    Rolling Stone Peter Travers

    The sheer scope of Nolan's vision – with emotion and spectacle thundering across the screen – is staggering. The Dark Knight Rises is the King Daddy of summer movie epics.

  • 80

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's spectacular, to be sure, but also remarkable for its all-encompassing gloom. No movie has ever administered more punishment, to its hero or its audience, in the name of mainst...

  • Nolan's Worst Film From a Fantastic Resume

    Pacing is poor, dialog laughable, Bane has shitty voice over work, logistics behind every plot point is distracting and Batman can't fight. Beautifully shot with great CGI, the bat bike and plane are great, Catwoman here is easily the best and the soundtrack is ok.
  • A disappointing mess

    I'm generally a fan of the Nolans' plot heavy movies, but they lost track of logic in this one. Nearly every action Bane took was thematically interesting, but difficult to understand why he didn't settle for something less complicated. Most notably leaving Gotham to fly around the world and drop a broken Bruce Wayne in a giant pit of despair. I have no idea how Bane left Gotham undetected. I have no idea how Bruce Wayne got back to Gotham with no resources, juuuuust before the bomb was going to go off.

    The entire concept of holding the city hostage slowed the plot to a crawl and made it painfully obvious that they didn't hire enough extras to properly depict a city under lockdown. As a result, the final 20 minutes had to cram in so many developments that the movie didn't feel long enough.

    I've got tons of other small gripes - the magic knee brace, nowhere near enough screen time for Gary Oldman - but the most important two are the lack of Batman in the movie (a half hour maybe total?) and the lack of stand out action scenes. Nothing even came close to the choreography of The Dark Knight's underground chase. We traded this in for far too many scenes of Alfred's angst.

    I rate this 5 Talia Al Ghul melodramatic final breaths out of 10.moreless
  • Best SuperHero Movie Yet

    Okay Lets start reason the rate is 8.5 because at points I thought things should've went different In this movie Cat Women was Betrayed by Ann Hathaway she does a great job the suspense the action the trust the disbelieving all of it was on straight pointblank great my favorite part was acually when the Batman Faced Bane for the first time because in there eyes it weren't any worries but inside the henchman eyes they kind of looked sorry for Batman I just Loved it this movie was great and the thing about this movie it was the last that almost made me shed a tear But Like I said thanks for a Great Run Christian Bale We Love Manmoreless
  • The dark knight rises even more

    it is the tied with the dark knight enough said

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Bane: (To Bruce) When Gotham is in ashes, then you have my permission to die.

    • Alfred: You hung up your cape and your cowl but you didn't move on. You never went to find a life. To find someone.
      Bruce: Alfred... I did find someone.
      Alfred: I know and you lost them. But that's all part of living, sir. But you're not living, you're just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again. Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman. You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn't come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence. There's this cafe on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy... that I would look across the tables... and I'd see you there, with a wife. Maybe uh, a couple of kids. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it. That you were happy.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Production Budget - $250,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $447,817,857 (2nd)
      Worldwide Gross - $1,080,720,045 (3rd)

    • Other Production Companies:
      Legendary Pictures
      Syncopy Films
      DC Comics

    • Taglines:
      1. Rise.
      2. A Fire Will Rise.
      3. The Legend Ends

    • Filming locations include:
      Essex, England
      Delta Point, Croydon, London
      Bloomsbury, London, England
      Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California
      Torrance, California
      Bedfordshire, England
      Clerkenwell, London, England
      Greenwood Lake, New York
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      Dalcross, Highland, Scotland
      London, England
      Los Angeles, California
      Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
      MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      New York City, New York
      Newark, New Jersey
      Isleworth, Middlesex, England
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      Manhattan, New York City, New York
      London, England
      Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, California
      Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

    • Music:
      Pavane pour une infante défunte
      Written by Maurice Ravel
      Performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
      The Star-Spangled Banner
      Written by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith
      Performed by Charles Jackson Coyne



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