The Dark Knight Rises’ embargo is over. Listed below are reviews and reactions from several critics.
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Positive Reviews Below:
Timeout.com 4 out 5
It’s been a summer of great expectations. First there was ‘The Avengers’, which ticked all the right geeky boxes and made a truckload of dosh. Then ‘Prometheus’, which disappointed most but still managed to ring a few tills. Now here comes the biggie. Can Christopher Nolan see out his Bat trilogy in style? Can he make that so-far-elusive five-star superhero movie, the one which gets the blend between action, emotion, plot and character just right? Can he at least live up to the eyepopping standard he set with 2008’s ‘The Dark Knight’? READ MORE
The Dark Knight Rises is a spectacular and thrilling conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
With Christian Bale portraying the brooding, conflicted Batman again — probably for the last time — this trilogy is now the best of its kind. Regardless of the number of installments, no other comic book franchise can boast being this great, so consistently, and for so long. READ MORE
“Why do we fall?” That was a question young Bruce Wayne was asked in Batman Begins and it’s one that’s just as important in The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. Borrowing a page from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, the film finds an older Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) who has hung up his (gas-powered grappling) guns and retreated into Wayne Manor, now a recluse who needs a cane due to all his injuries sustained as Batman. Bruce hasn’t donned the cape and cowl in the eight years since Harvey Dent died and he took the fall for his crimes.READ MORE
As The Dark Knight Rises, so has anticipation. In 2005, when Christopher Nolan rebooted and resuited Batman, the cinematic reputation of the Caped Crusader was at a pitiful low after the gaudy debacle of The Film That Shall Not Be Named. Now, a short seven years later, Nolan could deliver the print of his trilogy topper in a chariot drawn by flame-breathing unicorns with diamond eyes and some people would still shrug and say, “Meh. It’s not as impressive as The Dark Knight.” In this — as within Rises itself — he could be said to be the victim of his own success. He raised the bar so high, no-one could be expected to clear it. Still, whether you believe this betters Begins or eclipses Knight, it is certainly a satisfying conclusion to what is now — we’re calling it — the best superhero series of all time.READ MORE
In a season filled with big movies that somehow ask even bigger questions, “The Dark Knight Rises” feels like the superego to its competition’s id. An action opus that manages at to be both viscerally and intellectually engaging, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated third Batman film comes full circle, examining both the Dark Knight and the society that produced him without sacrificing any of the sweeping thrills for which the series is known. A literate, thoughtful and invigorating finale, “The Dark Knight Rises” delivers everything audiences ask for and then some, albeit in fewer of the ways that they might expect.READ MORE
A smart, stirring spectacle that faces down impossible expectations to pull off a hugely satisfying end to business. Boy, you’re in for a show tonight…READ MORE
Negative Reviews Below:
Hollywood And Fine
At times, the action is so massive and thunderously clunky that I might as well have been watching one of the Transformers movies.READ MORE
Hathaway’s Catwoman Reviews ( Since people where worried )
“Hathaway – sexy, scrappy and fast with put-downs – is dynamite as Catwoman, bringing welcome humor to a movie about to be enveloped in darkness.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Hathaway’s Catwoman is a magnetic presence whenever she’s onscreen and she has great chemistry with Bale…Hathaway imbues her with a wounded spirit and a survivor’s edge that makes her feel genuine and sympathetic even when she’s being naughty.” – Jim Vejvoda, IGN
“…the versatile actress nails the sardonic, hard-edged tone necessary to make this morally ambiguous vixen a dynamic foil for the Caped Crusader.” – Justin Chang, Variety
“As slinky burglar Selina Kyle, Anne Hathaway is superb: physically dangerous, emotionally intriguing and sexy without milking it.” – Nev Pierce, Empire
“Anne Hathaway plays one of the more alluring Catwomen since Julie Newmar, creating an incredibly complex character that straddles the line of good and bad enough that you never know whose side she’s on.” – Edward Douglas, Comingsoon.net
What’s a review embargo?
Movie studios could enforce review embargoes that prohibited critics from publishing their film reviews in advance of the film’s release date. The movie industry still views review embargoes as a valuable tool.
The Dark Knight Rises movie synopsis:
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissionfer Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The epic conclusion of “The Dark Knight” trilogy opens in theater on July, 20th.