Dark Knight Rises, The

Lists: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist, DC Comics, Dystopian, Revenge

Brief Synopsis: "Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy."

Overall Ranking: 164 (Rank from 2012: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 70.59%
Regular 27.45%
Half-Popped 1.96%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sean Kelly100(full review)
Tim The Film Guy100(full review)
Ricky Taylor100
Hypersonic55 Curt100(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread99(full review)
Bryan Lienesch98 - Might be EVEN better than The Dark Knight, which is saying something. Just such a brilliantly executed film from every angle. Once again Christopher Nolan sets the bar very, very high.
Dave Examines Movies98(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown98(full review)
Alex Hunt Essentials97(full review)
BKSTA Movie Reviews97(full review)
Jordan K97
Morgan On Media97(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes97(full review)
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies97(full review)
Steve Habrat95 - A commanding tour de force that will almost make you forget to breathe. A thrilling conclusion to one of the greatest trilogies ever put on film.
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Dan O'Neill95 - Though it may be very long, The Dark Knight Rises delivers on every spectrum: acting, writing, directing, cinematography, score, etc. Itís exactly what you could want in a summer blockbuster, and superhero movie, but itís also exactly what you could want in a film thatís saying ďadiosĒ to all of its characters that itís introduced to us for the past 7 years and itís a legacy that I wonít forget. Thatís for damn sure.
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Skooch95(full review)
Jim Carrier95 - I can't wait til the next one. After having Scarecrow, The Joker, Two Face & Bane...Riddler, The Penguin, Poison Ivy & more are still left and you have the emergence of Robin & Catwoman coming out in full force for the next one. This was great, but it's only going to get long as Joel Schumacher has nothing to do with it.
Josh of Classicblanca95(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10193(full review)
Colin Flanagan92.6(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest92(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90 - An epic and apocalyptic conclusion for the trilogy but Bane and Catwoman get lost in the slightly long build-up for the grand finale.
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FTS Nick R90(full review)
Warning Sign90(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology90(full review)
Minnesota Man90(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
Donnie Guthrie90 - The only thing holding me back from giving this movie a ten, is the acting. Marion Cotillard who played "Miranda" was pretty sub par in this flick. I also am hesitant of giving it a 10 because of the ending, great suspense leading up and then Marion Cotillard ruined it... Excited for the next one though! Crossing fingers.
Thomas Pollock90
CineKatz Ries89(full review)
Duke And The Movies88(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
Cirque du Cinema85(full review)
Alex Robinson83
Kevin McCarthy80(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie80(full review)
Mario L80
Nick Ledgerwood80 - The internet community, for reasons I do not understand, has given the movie an ungodly amount of shit. I watched it as part of a movie marathon with both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and, framed in such a way, I found it to be a worthy conclusion to Nolanís Batman saga. Where there aspects I didnít like? Yes. But there were way more things that I loved about it. I think Tom Hardy was amazing as Bane, that the plot twist was pulled off very well (even if it was a bit predictable), and that it closed out the story nicely. I especially loved that the ending was, in my opinion, open to interpretation. I for one like to believe that Wayne did not survive and that Alfred is merely living out, once again, the fantasy that he has put forth earlier in the film.
Angry Vader80(full review)
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael80(full review)
Mikey from The Reviewer.Net80(full review)
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Benjamin Wilkins70
Patrick Devitt70
Harvey Gardner70
Chris Turner65
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)

People Involved

  • Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman)
  • Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle / Catwoman)
  • Tom Hardy (Bane)
  • Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon)
  • Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox)
  • Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake)
  • Juno Temple (Holly Robinson)
  • Nestor Carbonell (The Mayor)
  • Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate)
  • Josh Pence (Young Ras Al Ghul)
  • Vincent van Ommen (Chanter (voice))
  • Tom Conti (Prisoner)
  • Matthew Modine (Deputy Commissioner Foley)
  • Joey King (Young Talia Al Ghul)
  • Alon Aboutboul (Dr. Pavel (as Alon Moni Aboutboul))
  • Cillian Murphy (Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow)
  • Liam Neeson (Ras Al Ghul)
  • Warren Brown (Mercenary Security #1)
  • Charles Roven (Director)
  • Christopher Nolan (Director)
  • Christopher Nolan (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Batman Begins
  • Dark Knight, The
  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Catwoman films
  • Christopher Nolan Batman