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Rated PG-13 · 165 minutes · 2012

Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Christopher Nolan wraps up his Batman trilogy with a rousing, if occasionally clunky, conclusion. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has retired Batman and is living an even more reclusive life when Gotham is besieged by the masked revolutionary Bane (Tom Hardy). Batman is eventually forced out of retirement, and meets his physical match in Bane while also facing off against a crafty cat burglar (Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle, never referred to as Catwoman in the film but obviously playing that part). Hardy makes Bane a great physical adversary, but his performance is marred by a terrible voice dub that makes him sound cartoonish and out of place. Hathaway has a lot of fun in her role, as does Gary Oldman, returning as Commissioner Gordon. The movie has a lot of good action, and Bale has never been better as Batman. It’s not as good as the previous chapters in the trilogy, but it’s still very good and a fitting conclusion to a great story.


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Official Site: www.thedarkknightrises.com
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull
Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman

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East Bay Express The Dark Knight Rises Runs batted in. by Kelly Vance 07/25/2012
Charleston City Paper There are no heroes in The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises may be the darkest, the grimmest, the most depressing summer popcorn movie ever. It is not summery. It is not popcorny. There is no adventure here. There is no escapism. There is only grinding reality to be endured in the harsh mirror it holds up to the audience. by MaryAnn Johanson 07/17/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Peeling back the mask: The Dark Knight Rises This may be the darkest, the grimmest, the most depressing summer popcorn movie ever. by MaryAnn Johanson 07/18/2012
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