Dark Knight, The

Lists: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Car Chases, DC Comics, Detective investigation, Detective vs antagonist

Brief Synopsis: "Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker."

Overall Ranking: 5 (Rank from 2008: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 92.31%
Regular 7.69%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Chris of This Is Madness100 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
    (full review)
    Film Addict Jed Wagman100 - The best film ever made. Such a perfect film in every single way.
    Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
    Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less100(full review)
    Dave Examines Movies100(full review)
    Thomas Pollock100
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest100
    Mario L100
    CinemaVisitor Erik100
    Tim The Film Guy100(full review)
    Lord Of The Films Ryan100(full review)
    Josh B100
    Steve Habrat100 - This is, was, and ever shall be a game changer of a movie. One of the best superhero films ever made.
    (full review)
    Alex Robinson99
    Darren of Movie Reviews 10199(full review)
    That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes98(full review)
    Bryan Lienesch97 - Solid summer super hero blockbuster. Sad to see him go, but Heath Ledger definitely extended us a gem from beyond the grave.
    Mikey from The Reviewer.Net97(full review)
    Teeter97 - The best Batman movie to date. No one thought that anyone could match Jack's portrayal of the Joker and those people are right. Heath didn't match it, he exceeded it. Heath's performance alone makes this movie worth watching. Great action, great acting, and thrilling all the way through.
    David Baruffi97
    Morgan On Media97(full review)
    R Moreno95
    Harvey Gardner95
    J Patterson95
    Skooch95(full review)
    Jim Carrier95 - The best acting job ever by Heath Ledger playing The Joker. You can never look at The Joker the same way ever again. This series of Batman movies keep getting better and will be untouchable by any other comic book movie series.
    Pete B95
    CineMarvellous George Beremov93(full review)
    Lisa Marie Bowman90
    Patrick Devitt90
    Dan O'Neill90
    Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
    Jordan K85
    Duke And The Movies85(full review)
    Josh of Classicblanca85
    Hypersonic55 Curt80(full review)
    Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
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    People Involved

  • Christian Bale (Batman)
  • Heath Ledger (Joker)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel Dawes)
  • Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent)
  • Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox)
  • Gary Oldman (James Gordon)
  • Michael Caine (Alfred)
  • Eric Roberts (Sal Maroni)
  • Michael Jai White (Gambol)
  • James Smith (Tommy)
  • Monique Gabriela Curnen (Det. Anna Ramirez)
  • Ron Dean (Det. Michael Wuertz)
  • Cillian Murphy (Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow)
  • Chin Han (Lau)
  • Ritchie Coster (The Chechen)
  • Anthony Michael Hall (Mike Engel)
  • Keith Szarabajka (Det. Gerard Stephens)
  • Colin McFarlane (Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb)
  • Edison Chen (LSI VP)
  • Nestor Carbonell (Mayor Anthony Garcia)
  • Christopher Nolan (Director)
  • Hans Zimmer (Director)
  • Jonathan Nolan (Director)
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