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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No fair giving away the mysteries of The Dark Knight. It's enough to marvel at the way Nolan -- a world-class filmmaker, be it "Memento," "Insomnia" or "The Prestige" -- brings pop escapism whisper-close to enduring art. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An action blockbuster extravaganza that's sadder than sad and never pretends otherwise. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    When was the last time you saw a blockbuster that was impeccably executed and simultaneously thought-provoking, audacious and unnerving while consistently being fun and entertaining? show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Christopher Nolan's latest exploration of the Batman mythology steeps its muddled plot in so much murk that the Joker's maniacal nihilism comes to seem like a recurrent grace note. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Shakespearean but overlong, The Dark Knight is two hours of heady, involving action that devolves into a mind-numbing 32-minute epilogue. show more

  • 100
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Twisted, tortured, terrifying - and terrific. show more

  • 100
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Bale again brilliantly personifies all the deep traumas and misgivings of Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne. A bit of Hamlet is in this Batman. show more

  • 95
    Bob Mondello NPR

    The real relationship here is between a Batman in existential crisis and a Joker who'd love to leap with him into the abyss -- tight-a--ed yin and anarchist yang in a fantasy franchise that Nolan has made as riveting for its psychological heft as for the adrenaline rushes it inspires at regular intervals. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    "Batman" isn't a comic book anymore. Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is a haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. It creates characters we come to care about. That's because of the performances, because of the direction, because of the writing, and because of the superlative technical quality of the entire production. show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Sensational, grandly sinister and not for the kids, The Dark Knight elevates pulp to a very high level. show more

  • May 05, 2010 brix32
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    DUDE ITS MY FAVORITE MOVIE! i loved ******* the bomb

  • July 31, 2009 robbie61987
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    worst movie of 2008. I hated it. Everyone who liked this movie is a sick SOB.

similar movies

  • Batman Begins (2005)

  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

  • Batman Returns (1992)

  • Batman Forever (1995)

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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