• The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises

Release Date: July 20th, 2012

DVD Release Date: November 25th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a merciless terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) force Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win.

Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genres: Action , Adventure , Thriller , Fantasy

Production Co: Syncopy

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, 2010s, Brooding, Revenge, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    The Dark Knight aspires to the epic and reaches it on a number of impressive and less impressive levels. That it is a frequently, unnervingly glorious triumph of brawn over brains is not despite but in spite of Nolan's admirably stubborn - if persistently, risibly serious - insistence that the modern superhero can have it all. show more

  • 85
    Bob MondelloNPR

    As you might expect from the creator of "Inception" and "Memento," there are surprises both in the story and in the storytelling. But 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. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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 cohesive whole this ranks as the best of Nolan's trio, even if it lacks -- how could it not? -- an element as unique as Heath Ledger's immortal turn in The Dark Knight. It's a blockbuster by any standard. show more

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Awards

Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)