Welcome to a world without rules.
Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Cumen
|Screenplay||Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters by Bob Kane|
|Music||James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS, Sonics-DDP|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics, Syncopy|
|Violence||Frequent, menace and threat|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert A 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.
Jason Anderson An 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.
James Berardinelli A 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.
Peter Travers Heads 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.
Those 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.
Tomatometer Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
What the People say
104906 Netizens Wow. 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.
Average .. 88%