The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight
Batman is back, bigger, bolder and darker than ever. In a film which has received wide critical and audience acclaim, Batman finds himself driven to the edge of morality by The Joker. Batman and Gotham City law enforcement officials were making good progress eliminating organised crime from the city, until The Joker popped up to wreak absolute havoc. Now, to combat him, Batman must tread ever closer to the fine line between legal crime fighter and illegal vigilante. At the time of writing, the film is at number 1 on the IMDB's Top 250 list. The film also set several records on its US opening. Note the age restriction and running time, this is not for the little kiddies.

150 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Action, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Cumen
Director
Christopher Nolan
ScreenplayJonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters by Bob Kane
MusicJames Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer
CinematographyWally Pfister
EditingLee Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS, Sonics-DDP
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics, Syncopy

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, menace and threat
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Ronel Nel
20
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
20
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
18
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman
16
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconA haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. It creates characters we come to care about. That’s because of the performances, because of the direction, because of the writing, and because of the superlative technical quality of the entire production.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAn impeccably crafted but inevitably problematic rumination on corruption, chaos and the choices faced by ''decent men in an indecent time,'' The Dark Knight has ambitions far beyond those of the average comic-book franchise flick.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconA film so impressive in every significant facet that it makes one wonder why it took so long for the genre to reach this high level.
20
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconHeads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005's Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie. Feverish action? Check. Dazzling spectacle? Check. Devilish fun? Check. But Nolan is just warming up. There's something raw and elemental at work in this artfully imagined universe.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconThose expecting a standard good vanquishes evil superhero pic might find a great deal of this as unsettling, but that's part of the point of this brilliant, but bittersweet film that has Ledger bowing out on the highest note possible.
17
Metacritic.com
39 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
226 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
19

What the People say

Internet
104906 Netizens quote iconWow. Just wow. And I thought Batman Begins was excellent. This... this piece of art... its PHENOMENAL!! From the scale, to the acting, the atmosphere, the music, the action, it's all art. I have not experienced this level of greatness in the cinema for a long time. This film is the darkest Batman, as well as one of the darkest, violent and gripping films, ever made.
19

Average .. 88%

18

Trailer






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