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3.3
5,858 Ratings

The Dark Knight Rises

Directed by Christopher Nolan
United States, United Kingdom, 2012
Action, Drama

Synopsis

Nearly a decade after the events of “The Dark Knight” , Batman is summoned out of hiding when a maniacal terrorist named Bane threatens to destroy Gotham City.

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The Dark Knight Rises Directed by Christopher Nolan

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2012 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

American Film Institute Awards

2013 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Special Visual Effects

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2013 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

If hundreds of millions must be thrown at summer tentpole films, better an eccentrically stupid wreck like this than streamlined blandness. First comes exasperation, then—as the pricey chases and baffling missteps keep coming in equal measure—amusement at the sprawling excess.
December 05, 2012
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That the film is incoherent—narratively, yes, but also ideologically—makes it unsatisfying, but in a way it’s preferable to something more streamlined and tidy, where any chance of friction is minimized once the edges are sanded away.
November 27, 2012
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Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, this year’s blockbuster conclusion to his Batman trilogy, is, in ways both obvious and numerous, a bad movie. It is dramatically inert, visually indecipherable, and deeply malformed on the level of narrative. But it is all these things in a manner that is entirely consistent with the qualities, both good and bad, of Nolan’s other blockbuster productions. And this makes it valuable.
November 01, 2012
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