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The Dark Knight Rises

ages 14+ | 92% Say It's Worth Your Time

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 burlgar (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.


Runtime: 2 hr 45 min

Genre: Action , Adventure , Thriller

Director: Christopher Nolan

Producer: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Benjamin Melniker, Emma Thomas, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy, Thomas Tull

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

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Rated PG-13 Intense Sequences of Violence|Intense Sequences of Action|Language|Some Sensuality

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  • jeremymacey (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    A masterful wrap up to Christopher Nolan's reimagination of the Batman series. The ratings come from the intense and violent action sequences, much of which comes in between Batman and Bane. Bane is creepy, but certainly not as much so as the Joker was in the Dark Knight. Overall, the show is definitely worth your time if you like comic books and have followed the other two in Nolan's series. If not, see Batman Begins and The Dark Knight first.

    April 5th, 2013 · Details
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  • tbtoone (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Man, Batman has had to fight so nasty villains. This has been an intense series and I thought this movie wrapped it up well. Of course, it's violent, but the good guys win out. I also liked how the story had a few twists and kept you guessing until the end. For parents, I'd say this is a good after-the-kids-go-to-bed film.

    March 17th, 2013 · Details
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  • amanda.mullinax.5 (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    For some reason I think me and Anne Hathaway could be friend. Now, this isn’t the same level as I think Jennifer Lawrence (or J.Law as I call her when we’re partying in her limo) and I could be friends because let’s be real, we would be best friends.

    Let me set you up for what lead to my Friday night. On Thursday my roommate was watching Batman Begins. Of course I started to think about the last Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises and about everything that had happened when I saw it and what I thought about it. I remember being so impressed with Anne Hathaway’s performance and realizing that this wasn’t Princess Mia from Genovia anymore. Hathaway had arrived and I knew that her career could only get better from there. I was right, and was enthralled with her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

    Back to Friday, after getting food from the Taco Bus, bribing our way out of a service activity, watching our family home evening brother open his mission call and dancing off some of the calories we had eaten that night, my apartment pushed the couches together and turned on The Dark Knight Rises.

    It was fun to watch this with them because I liked watching their reactions to all the plot twists and the action. All of the acting was incredible, especially from some of the smaller roles like Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Leavitt and of course Anne Hathaway. The ending to this movie was the best way to end a movie series; Bruce Wayne finally has closure. It does leave an opening for another movie to be made, but the audience knows that the door to one Batman has closed.

    I felt that Tom Hardy was a good follow up for Joker. Obviously, no one will be a better villain than Heath Ledger as the Joker; but for Bane, Tom Hardy was a good fit. The first thing my friend said when he saw Bane was, “Wow he got big!” It’s true, Hardy jacked up for this role but what’s really important is that even with a face mask on, he was still good at acting. As an actor I know I would rely on facial expressions to help but Hardy didn’t have that luxury. Sure, his voice sounds weird, it feels like it was dubbed over in post work but you’ll get over that.

    I rate this as a see it now movie and as far as children are concerned, 13 and over is a good age. There isn’t a lot of cursing the only concern would be the violence so make sure your kids will be able to handle it.

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    March 13th, 2013 · Details
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  • JohnClyde (Male) KSL Critic

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    As soon as I saw "The Dark Knight Rises" everyone I spoke to asked me the same question immediately, "Is it as good as ‘The Dark Knight'?"

    I deliberated that for days and when I had finally had time to digest the nearly three hour film I finally had an answer. Yes, it is as good as "The Dark Knight" and here are five reasons why.

    March 1st, 2013 · Details
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  • Jim (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    For me, this trilogy is entertaining but totally forgettable. There was some information from "The Dark Knight" which was needed to fully understand the story. Since that film was released in 2008, I was lost for a lot of "Dark Knight Rises." I like the general ambience of the batman trilogy and I liked the performance of Christian Bale as Batman. But when it comes down to it, this is a comic book story about a crime fighter in a bat suit that will never be believable, no matter how much restraint you use in depicting Cat Woman and Robin.

    December 28th, 2012 · Details
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  • newmancl (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Worth watching but the worst in every way of the trilogy. The story was lackluster and the fight scenes were boring. the sound mix was HORRIBLE.

    November 12th, 2012 · Details
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  • Leozinhorj (Male)

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    I don't have to say very much about this movie , the producer , cast and effects explains it all. Batman fans love this movies because is the first time that Baine appears in the Batman series. The movies follows the series very well , every piece of the puzzle is there . If you watched all the movies you will understand the plot of this one quickly.

    October 17th, 2012 · Details
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  • stolman (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Great ending to the Batman trilogy. Not as dark as the second movie.

    September 19th, 2012 · Details
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  • Ken (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Well done and not nearly as dark or disturbing as the previous film in this series. I loved the story right up until the last 5-10 minutes of the film, where villains who were previously vicious, efficient killers suddenly cannot shoot the broadside of a barn and the nearly perfect antagonist of Bane is compromised with an unneeded, nonsensical, plot-twist.

    I could not help but see a strong correlation between the bad guys of this film and OWS (or any other 'people's movement'). I would warn parents that the movie is filled with intense, almost constant, violence. However, there is little else that is objectionable in the film. Even the 'love scene' (if you could call it that) is amazingly tame.

    September 18th, 2012 · Details
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  • Blaze187 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    It was a pretty good movie but definitely not as good as The Dark Knight. The plot could've been much better but the fight scenes were awesome.

    August 27th, 2012 · Details
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  • Bob (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie is a roller coaster ride of emotions. You'll feel excited, sick to your stomach, confused, speculative, enlightened and filled with hope all within a matter of hours.

    Christopher Nolan did a marvelous job with concluding the story. Be prepared though, because some parts of this movie really were disturbing. Mainly Bain's violence and ruthless killing.

    Not as dark as the second one due to the Joker's crazy motives of only causing chaos, but still quite mature.

    August 23rd, 2012 · Details
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  • Asland (Male)

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    While not as dark as the 2nd movie, it's theme was very parallel to it. The new characters were "decent", there was certainly a level of predictability, but it was also very entertaining and I highly recommend you give it a look. It is not for 13 year old kids, but I don't think it's quite rate-r. The violence is substantial, but they see it on TV....

    August 9th, 2012 · Details
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  • tpoppleton (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    To Batman what "Return of the Jedi" was to "Star Wars." Sure, there were some Ewoks in there, but at the end of the day, it was a satisfying conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman universe.

    August 4th, 2012 · Details
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  • Ohmy (Female)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Very interesting plot, I didn't predict the ending at all. I think the acting is good, loved Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, everyone, but I especially loved Joseph Gordon Leavitt-. Batman's voice still bothers me but I think I got over it as I got more and more into the story. I like how it unfolds his development and how he rises for his come back. It gives us a lesson about courage and not giving up and our motives for achieving our life goals and succeeding. The darkness, violence and gore is what makes me rate it a 15+, I would be cautious about taking kids younger than that. The emotional and mental torture in the movie makes it a little disturbing and could be scary for younger audiences.
    Don't stay after the credits, there is nothing after that :)

    July 30th, 2012 · Details
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  • logdun (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed this movie. It is violent and dark, but not as much as the first one (IMO). The story line was masterfully done and included a few twists.

    July 25th, 2012 · Details
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  • geoff125 (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it. Christopher Nolan's story telling ability is unequaled in the industry right now. The movie is intense, entertaining, well thought out, and a great conclusion to the trilogy.

    July 21st, 2012 · Details
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  • ventor (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Incredibly gripping conclusion to the Nolan trilogy. Needless to say Bales character gets put through the wringer on a level unprecedented for movie heroes. There is so much to this film that I wont go into any great detail. Needless to say the story was meticulously thought out and executed. Like the previous film there is a fair amount of violence. The PG-13 rating is well deserved. Do not take your children under 13 to this. The supposed main bad guy is quite frightening. But this film is well worth checking out.

    July 20th, 2012 · Details
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  • honge (Female)

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved it! A few times I wished I had seen The Dark Knight more recently to know some of the references they made to the previous film, but it's not necessary. It's cleverly written and the acting was fantastic.

    July 20th, 2012 · Details
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  • andrewmacey23 (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I don't think the Batman Begins trilogy could have ended any better than with this movie.The main villain is Bane and isn't nearly as dark and disturbing as the Joker from The Dark Knight movie. It was sad to see this series end, but this movie gave good closure to the story line. Violence was prevalent throughout the movie, but it wasn't to the point of being disturbing or over the top. No sexual content to worry about in this one.

    October 10th, 2013 · Details
  • Darthsmurph (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    This movie is a complete waste of time. When Heath Ledger died, plans for this movie should have died as well. In no Universe would Bruce Wayne run off into the sunset with Selina Kyle.

    September 17th, 2013 · Details
  • alexander.fetters.9 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Sooooo amazing. Bane gives me the chills, well acted. Fantastical in all aspects. Must see.

    August 21st, 2013 · Details
  • linkyarmer (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Many still believe the Dark Knight to be the best film in this trilogy. It's a debatable opinion, but I feel some only say that due to Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker. I would honestly put TDR and TDKR at a tie for their own respective achievements.

    As The Dark Knight was praised for its chaotic and dark story of the Joker and his prowess for destroying good people and revealing their darkness, so too should this film be praised for what it has accomplished.

    The Dark Knight Rises shows a battle-worn Batman and a heart-broken Bruce Wayne be put the the ultimate test against a villain that threatens to finish the job that Ra's Al Ghul started in Batman Begins, destroying Gotham City for its corruption.

    Batman goes up against his toughest villain yet, literally. Bane is a mass of muscle and fighting skill unlike any Batman has faced to date. This showdown won't be won with parlor tricks or by hiding in dark shadows, but by Bruce overcoming his own darkness inside as he rises from the depths of his being to do (and be) what must be done to save Gotham City from an otherwise unstoppable force. Bruce enlists the help of a young cop, his old friend Commissioner Gordon, as well as Selina Kyle, the jewel thief that he has started developing feelings for.

    The pain Batman (and Bruce endure) in this film are displayed masterfully on-screen by Nolan and his actors, as you cringe when you see Batman being destroyed during his first head-to-head with Bane. The lows Bruce hits in this film make his Rising all that more glorious and entertaining to watch.

    This film was flawed by many for continuity issues and some unbelievable situations, which I always laugh at. This is a comic-book film about a (semi-)superhero. Just like with any science fiction film, the viewer must suspend their disbelief at the door and enjoy the film for what they see, not ridicule it for what they didn't.

    The violence is on par with The Dark Knight, with the exception of the showdowns between Batman and Bane which are the most brutal hand-to-hand fights we've see in this franchise. Should be ok for kids 13 and up.

    August 17th, 2013 · Details
  • Clearplay clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Christopher Nolan delivers a satisfying finale to his excellent Batman movies. The Dark Knight Rises is epic in scope and excellent visually and thematically. When I heard Anne Hathaway was playing the Catwoman, I was worried, but she was one of the best parts of the film. While The Dark Knight still stands as the best of the three films, The Dark Knight Rises won’t disappoint the fans, even if it seems a bit overlong. Nolan says there will be no more Batman films from him, so this is a sad farewell... See Full Review

    August 9th, 2013 · Details
  • ewerthon.soares.3 (Male)

    Mature 18+ |

    After the amazing Batman: The Dark Knight, I was really excited to see its continuation, specially after they announced Cat Woman as one of the villains. Honestly, I was disappointed. I'm glad I did not watched on the theaters. The movie is totally predictable, and neither Anne Hathaway or Christian Bale do a good job acting. The Dark Night Rises is very, very dark and violent. It is super depressing and there is no humor at all in the whole movie.

    August 1st, 2013 · Details
  • ninerneale (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Batman movies mostly don't fail you and once again this one did not I enjoyed it thoroughly and I think most people would as well!

    August 1st, 2013 · Details
  • ok1 (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    12 and over is a good age.

    May 19th, 2013 · Details
  • fur0n (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Even with Batman looking crippled through out the movie, he is still able to take back the city for the nth time. It would have been better if they could have had the original joker (sadly he died). I just kept wondering why the "bad" guys were able to make so many mistakes, which lead to their demise.

    This is a movie you would want to see if you are into the whole superhero movies! There is some violence so don't bring your little ones.

    May 14th, 2013 · Details
  • MommaBear (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Christian Bale as the Dark Knight. I hope this isn't the end for him in this series, but I did love the way the ending left you hanging for more.

    May 6th, 2013 · Details
  • faith (Female)

    Mature 17+ |

    I LIKE THIS ONE I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW BATMAN WAS FEELING OF HIMSELF & WHAT TO DO I WANT TO CRY FOR HIM HE IS A GREAT MAN

    April 15th, 2013 · Details
  • bobyj46 (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    This show was Amazing!! I was a little skeptic about seeing this film because of the nature of the first 2. This was a brilliant ending to the fantastic Dark knight seriose. Do watch out for brutal violence. Really besides that there is not too much wrong about it. I would say this is better than the 2nd.

    March 29th, 2013 · Details
  • sweetangel81098 (Female)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    The best Batman movie I've ever seen! VERY worth your time!

    February 7th, 2013 · Details
  • davidrathbun (Male)

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The worst of the three movies. Lots of plot holes, shallow characters...was disappointed overall.

    February 1st, 2013 · Details
  • Mblyman (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Done well but way too much violence

    December 26th, 2012 · Details
  • travlucas (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    I liked it but it was way slow and more than a little grandiose.

    September 24th, 2012 · Details
  • kevin.daughtrey (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    It'd as good as all the hype made it out to be. Long!!! But I never got bored.

    September 2nd, 2012 · Details
  • kyle.august (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    A lot of plot wrap-up, but still what you would expect given the previous two.

    August 9th, 2012 · Details
  • livinginthenow (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Not as good as I hoped, but I still liked it. Great ending. Best batman series ever for sure. Going to buy all three finally.

    August 8th, 2012 · Details
  • paragagrawal.86 (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Sorry Mr. Nolan for delaying watching your masterpiece for so long. I just wanted to ensure I get sufficient time after watching the movie to savour it for a while without having to worry about my schedule or timings…

    Its been a while Mr. Nolan when watching a movie has actually made us feel the sudden gush of blood literally pumping through the veins; when watching the mighty bat fall led to the feeling of depression sync in, when watching him after the fall reinstated the importance of faith and hope in life, where all I cared about most was to see my hero rise, take the leap of faith, feel the fear of death as that would make him be more aggressive, be more committed, be faster, stronger and more desperate.

    If there is one word for describing the movie, that would be the word which also represents my hero – incorruptible. Take a bow Mr. Nolan for staying away from tech wizardry and rather relying on the most fundamental aspect of a movie – a fitting, gritty story – the story told in way no one else ever managed…Thank you for reinstating the Dark Knight to the pantheon of the most revered and psychologically deepest of all mighty heroes, the one whose stories and heroics have gone unsung, who never received justice the way others got….

    The only wish I have is to see him return, to see him back. Deep within, I could only wish you bring him back for a new tale…Alas, if all wishes were true….

    Finally, thank you for saving me from the eternal agony of believing the Bat flew no more…of watching him die…but than, you brought us hope, you restored him to his rightful place…you gifted Bruce Wayne, the happiness he always deserved but which was missing in his life. For that Mr. Nolan, I shall always be indebted to you.

    August 7th, 2012 · Details
  • kate.gibson.90 (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Best movie EVER!!

    August 4th, 2012 · Details
  • joosborn (Female)

    ages 16+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This movie is so violent! I had a hard time understanding what the characters were saying. I didn't like the way batman was weak.

    August 3rd, 2012 · Details
  • adrock64 (Male)

    Not ok | Worth Your Time

    Really enjoyable, but way too much violence.

    August 3rd, 2012 · Details
  • jonathan.viveros.18 (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Great cast, plot, and production. Awesome continuation to The Dark Knight, yet it may have been less impressive in its style, which is remarkable, thanks to The Dark Knight setting such a high bar. The villain is not as electric as the Joker (Heath Ledger), the plot is a bit more predictable, but it is still an adrenaline rush

    August 2nd, 2012 · Details
  • allisondp1 (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    The Dark Knight Rises is a fantastic film. I would give it an A. The acting was awesome and the action was intense. Christopher Nolan did a fantastic job. I do however wish that Batman was in his suit and fighting more in the movie, but it was still awesome!

    August 1st, 2012 · Details
  • Rezrets (Female)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I loved this movie and want to see it again. Most films 3-hours long induce fidgeting, consistent watch checking and overall boredom. I never even thought about checking the time during this movie because it hooks you at the beginning and doesn't let you rest again until the very end. I felt like I had run a marathon by the time the credits rolled. Fortunately, although the movie is fast paced, it's not at the expense of the storytelling. Everything about this movie was done well. I was impressed with the acting, especially the scenes between Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and Alfred (Michael Caine). The look of the movie is also spectacular.

    Even though the film is admittedly dark, Bain wasn't as disturbing to me as the Joker. Where Joker is evil for evil's sake, Bain does evil things in the name of an idea. Bain is menacing, scary but not unpredictable and morally grating like the Joker. That said, this is definitely not a movie for children. It is very violent.

    July 31st, 2012 · Details
  • Back-Row-Pete (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Very high on the dark and violent scale, but definitely not as high as the previous Batman movie. Very entertaining. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you like surprising plot twists, it has that too.

    July 27th, 2012 · Details
  • JemmelyM (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Worth your time although at 165mins that is a lot of time. Minimal swearing, one implied sex scene but a lot of violence. Guns, knives and fists this is not for the faint hearted. You can hear the bones cracking and more than once a neck is broken manually. The story is in there somewhere but you will have to wade through a lot of shell casings and broken bones to get there.....

    July 26th, 2012 · Details
  • hotsoup (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    One of the most epic movies I've ever seen!

    July 24th, 2012 · Details
  • amwester (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Gripping all the way through to the climatic ending (though a couple portions are ever so slightly anti-climatic, leaving one to ponder...) - dis-jointed conflicting messages and contemporary parallels will leave one wondering what the final moral message was, if any. personifications shift from one extreme to another as balance is attempted and ultimately achieved.

    July 23rd, 2012 · Details
  • toddjhandy (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Probably the most intense and exciting first 3-5 minutes in a film I've seen. the violence, though ever present, was not graphic. Great resolution to the trilogy, and planted a seed for a future franchise. GREAT FLICK!

    July 20th, 2012 · Details
  • adhilde (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I echo what Rob has said prior to my posting this:

    The movie is long, and intense most of the time. There are indeed moments of intense violence, and brutality. I was frankly surprised at the number of younger viewers present.

    I recommend this movie 100%. Just be aware of the implied sex scene and the graphic nature of the violence.

    July 19th, 2012 · Details

Okfor ages12+