The Dark Knight

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Overview

Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins, and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James ...
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Overview

Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins, and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James Gordon Gary Oldman, and District Attorney Harvey Dent Aaron Eckhart are making headway in their tireless battle against the criminal element, a maniacal, wisecracking fiend plunges the streets of Gotham City into complete chaos.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The caped crusader gets a stunning dose of hardcore dramatics in The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's ambitious follow-up to Batman Begins. Hailed as the first real big-screen adult take on a popular comic mythos, the film goes to great lengths to show that costumed characters can indeed exist in genres outside of their comfort zone -- which in this case, spells gritty crime drama. Nolan's Gotham City might be beautiful, but it's decaying from the inside out -- as are most of the people in control of it. So at what point do the efforts of a costumed vigilante cease to have an impact on the city he vows to protect -- and when does his mere presence become a detriment to that society? It's these kinds of hefty issues that embody what could accurately be touted as a reinvention of the entire superhero film altogether. Thick with rich dramatics, daring performances, and a few knockout scenes of action gusto, The Dark Knight strives to not only one-up its predecessor, but also to lay down a measuring stick of quality for the rest of Hollywood to live up to. Viewers' strong reactions to the picture likely have a lot to do with the casting. Heath Ledger's sad passing gives his fearless performance -- and in effect, the movie -- a sense of importance that is hard to counter. For his part, the talented performer gives a full-on show each time he is onscreen. His approach to this anarchist embodiment of The Joker is something truly special to behold and easily one of the boldest portrayals in comic-to-screen history. Take him away and there's still plenty of A-game being brought to the screen, thanks to the talents of Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Aaron Eckhart, whose solid performance as Harvey Dent makes up the tragic backbone of the film. For his part, Christian Bale does a fine job embodying the lonesome hero of his city, even if he persists in giving Batman's voice the same guttural growl that hurt his performance the first time around. Thankfully, the costume has been given an overhaul to address some of the "rubber suit" issues that have plagued the franchise since its Tim Burton days. Yet just as Burton reshaped the character to fit his own gothic tastes, so does Christopher Nolan paint a picture all his own. By luring audiences in with a consistently light first half and then turning things bleaker as the movie progresses, the filmmaker has created a truly engrossing tale of modern decay. By the end, much has changed and no one is left unscathed. It's not an easy story to either tell or sit through. There are casualties -- and this most certainly is not a crowd-pleaser in the typical sense of the word. By eschewing what many others in his field are doing with similar comic properties and seeking out his inspiration elsewhere, Nolan shows that mature thematic material can have new life when adapted for even the most beloved heroes of the printed page. Critically, he does overshoot things a bit by bringing in slightly heavy-handed messages into the final chunk of the film -- and it seems that a few characters really get the short end of the stick Scarecrow, anyone?. Perhaps the rumored three-hour cut would iron out a few of the film's issues, including rushed character arcs and especially one seemingly needless late set piece. The action, while improved in this installment, also is a bit hampered by some confusing techno-gadgetry in one of the only moments where the action is dictated by fantastic spectacle. Still, with its virtuoso vision and near avant-garde score from James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer fueling the picture's ever-growing dread, The Dark Knight stands on its own in a world full of easy entertainment. Perhaps someday someone will be able to happily marry the best that both Nolan and Burton have brought to the screen -- until then, this remains an impressive feat of studio-backed artistry. Like its own crime-fighter, the movie is a symbol that aspires to greater things; where it will lead is anyone's guess.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • UPC: 085391176428
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,934

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Bale Batman/Bruce Wayne
Heath Ledger Joker
Aaron Eckhart Harvey Dent
Michael Caine Alfred
Maggie Gyllenhaal Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman Gordon
Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox
Monique Curnen Ramirez
Ron Dean Wuertz
Cillian Murphy Scarecrow
Chin Han Lau
Nestor Carbonell Mayor
Eric Roberts Maroni
Ritchie Coster Chechen
Anthony Michael Hall Engel
Colin McFarlane Loeb
Joshua Harto Reese
Melinda McGraw Barbara Gordon
Nathan Gamble James Gordon
Michael Vieau Rossi
Michael Stoyanov Dopey
Bill Smille Grumpy
Michael Jai White Gambol
Matthew O'Neill Chuckles
William Fichtner Bank Manager
Olumiji Olawumi Drug Dealer
Greg Beam Junkie
Erik Hellman Junkie
Beatrice Rosen Natascha
Vincenzo Nicoli Crime Boss
Edison Chen LSI VP
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina Judge Surrillo
Andy Luther Brian
James Farruggio Man No. 1
Thomas McElroy Man No. 2
Will Zahrn Assistant DA
James Fierro Thug at Party
Sam Derence Male Guest
Jennifer Knox Female Guest
Patrick Clear Judge Freel
Sarah Jayne Dunn Maroni's Mistress
Chucky Venn Gambol's Bodyguards
Winston Ellis Gamble Bodyguard
David Dastmalchian Joker's Thug
Sophia Hinshelwood Reporter
Keith Kupferer Heckler
Joseph Luis Caballero Cop Heckler
Richard Dillane Acting Commissioner
Daryl Satcher Officer at Intersection
Crhis Perschler Convy Leader
Aidan Feore Fat Thug
Philip Bulcock Murphy
Paul Birchard Cop with Fat Thug
Walter Lewis Medic
Vincent Riotta Cop at 250 52nd St.
Nancy Crane Nurse
K. Todd Freeman Pol
Matt Shallenberger Berg
Michael Andrew Gorman Cop at Hospital
Lanny Lutz Bartender
Peter DeFaria Civilian
Matt Rippy First Mate
Andrew Bicknell Prison Ferry Pilot
Ariyon Bakare Guard Commander
Doug Ballard Businessman
Helene Wilson Mother
Tommy Campbell Passenger
Craig Heaney Passenger
Lorna Gayle Passenger
Joshua Rollins SWAT Sniper
Dale RIvera SWAT Leader
Matthew Leitch Prisoner on Ferry
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. Tattoeed Prisoner
Thomas Gaitsch Reporter #3
William Armstrong Evans
Adam Kalesperis Honor Guard Man
Tristan Tait Uniform Cop
Bronson Webb Bounty Hunter
Gertrude Kyles Fox's Secretary
Jonathan Ryland Passenger Ferry Pilot
James Scales Guardsman
Nigel Carrington Warden
Ian Pirie Prisoner
Lateef Lovejoy Prisoner
Grahame Edwards Prisoner
Roger Monk Prisoner
Ronan Summers Prisoner
Wai Wong Hong Kong Detective
Michael Corey Foster Honor Guard Leader
Hannah Gunn Gordon's Daughter
Brandon Lambdin Armored Car SWAT
Technical Credits
Christopher Nolan Director, Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
Jenny Alford Costumes/Costume Designer
Timothy E. Angulo Cinematographer
Mark Batholomew Art Director
Patrick Caulfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Nathan Crowley Production Designer
Kevin de la Noy Executive Producer
Jordan Dolberg Associate Producer
Lee Finn Costumes/Costume Designer
Nicholas Gordon-Roche Costumes/Costume Designer
David S. Goyer Original Story
John Gray Costumes/Costume Designer
James Hambidge Art Director
Brendan Handscombe Costumes/Costume Designer
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Craig Jackson Art Director
Richard King Sound/Sound Designer
Steven Lawrence Art Director
Naaman Marshall Art Director
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
Benjamin Nelniker Executive Producer
Jonathan Nolan Screenwriter
Gina Panno Costumes/Costume Designer
John Papsidera Casting
Wally Pfister Cinematographer
Charles Roven Producer
Lee Smith Score Composer, Editor
Jimmy Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Lucinda Syson Casting
Emma Thomas Producer
Thomas Tull Executive Producer
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer
Cathie Valdovino Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Vaughan Cinematographer
Sheena Wichary Costumes/Costume Designer
Lev Yevstratov Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dark Knight
1. Robbery Gone Stranger [6:22]
2. Intimidate Mode [4:12]
3. Unknown Limits [3:16]
4. Last Game in Town [4:01]
5. Protector's Mantle [3:44]
6. Kill the Batman [4:30]
7. Hong Kong Holiday [3:26]
8. Why So Serious? [2:05]
9. Landing Lau [6:06]
10. Men of Their Word [5:44]
11. Hero With a Face [3:05]
12. Somebody With Access [2:18]
13. Tonight's Entertainment [4:21]
14. Watch the World Burn [3:56]
15. Your Plan Is Blackmail [2:10]
16. Dishonor Guard [4:33]
17. No Rules [4:23]
18. Right Choice [2:24]
19. I Am the Batman [3:27]
20. Trip to County [:08]
21. Bat-Pod Faceoff [3:40]
22. We Got Him [4:16]
23. Good Cop, Bad Cop [2:26]
24. Two-Way Race [5:59]
25. Burned Down [3:16]
26. Harvey Two-Face [5:52]
27. Better Class of Criminal [2:07]
28. Watch Out [2:54]
29. Agent of Chaos [2:00]
30. Hospital Boom [4:08]
31. Too Much Power [3:04]
32. Unlucky [2:49]
33. Ferry Scarry [3:10]
34. Prewitt Building Siege [3:23]
35. Verge of Fireworks [5:29]
36. Battle for Gotham's Soul [3:19]
37. One Pointing the Gun [2:55]
38. Dark Knight [4:35]
39. End Credits [7:42]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Quite possibly, the best super hero movie ever

    I didn't know what to expect when I went to see this film the first time in the theater. (It's so common for a sequel - if you want to call this that - to not be nearly as well done as the original.) This film FAR outshone its predecessor! It was better in every way, and that's quite an amazing feat, considering how good "Batman Begins" was. (I loved the review by the "Most Helpful Positive!" He/she hit it right on the head: two lousy things were cleared up in Dark Knight. No more Katie Holmes! That in itself is worth a happy dance. And much more Gary Oldman! Another happy dance. Seriously though, when it looked liked Jim Gordan had been killed I said "I'm never watching this movie again." Then he crept up on the Joker and saved the day - that was the best moment to me.) The preformances were outstanding, and the way the editors handled such a huge cast of characters was perfect. We saw each character frequently enough to remember exactly what was going on with them, but infrequently enough so that we could keep up with what everyone was doing. The pacing throughout was fantastic. Maggie was a great replacement for Katie, and she was a much more believeable DA. To conclude, this movie is not one to be missed, by anyone. (That means people who like Batman or don't like him!) I watched it four times at the theater and once so far on DVD and I still haven't had enough!

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Far better than "Batman Begins"

    I loved "Batman Begins" but had two complaints: 1) Katie Holmes. She is the world's second worst actress (the first being Kirsten Dunst), and she really took the show down. Her replacement was ten times better. 2) Gary Oldman's part, Jim Gorgan, wasn't NEARLY big enough! Gary Oldman is by far the best actor in these films (he's British, so of course) and his part in "Dark Knight" was, in fact, much bigger. And yes, Heath Ledger was every bit as good as he was hyped to be. I still don't like Christian Bale (AT ALL) but Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine made up for him. And did I mention Gary Oldman?! Anyway, a fantastic movie. Not to be missed. By far the best super hero movie of the summer.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    EH...

    ok so i waited to see what the "hype" was all about... and i have to say i was let down... not only did this movie drag on but the plot was weak... the action was maybe a good 28 min all together in the movie... batman sounded like he needed a ricola they was he talked... but i have to give credit were its due... Heath Ledger did an AMAZING job as the joker... he was wicked awesome and did a great job playing a sick and twisted character, the scene where he walks out the hospitol and the remote didnt work he just looked so crazy and the way he walked and talked... really showed how great as an actor he was, he will be missed... but all in all it was eh ok nothing great i began to get bored twards the end of the movie... sction wasnt what i thought drama was good.. the only reason why this movie went ape is b/c Heath died... sad but true...

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best movies in my lifetime

    One of the best movies in my lifetime, however short/long that may be. Ledger stole the show, but Bale was strong, and what can you say about the classic Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine? Maggie was a little weak, but still believable. Loved it loved it loved it. Was 7 times seeing it enough? Never!

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    OH MY FREAKIN' GOD!

    One word can describe this movie... AMAZING!<BR/>The whole thing is just sick, and Heath Ledger as the Joker just scared the crap out of me. Great cast and great performances all around!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Dark Knight - Batman Begins was really good but this was awesome and creepy.

    When I first saw the trailers from the computer or on TV, obviously it was going to be good. And of course RIP Heath Ledger. The Joker is one of my favorite villian characters. Plus I liked the Batman Animated series that was on back in the 90s. I'll be honest there should be no comparison to the Joker in the Tim Burton film and this. Both are good in their own way so there shouldn't be a contest of sorts. Just let it go. Sorry. Moving on we have the Dark Knight picking up where Batman Begins left off where Bruce as Batman is getting some unwanted help and must face his biggest villian yet who's just plain crazy called The Joker (played very convincingly by Heath Ledger). And of course must come to terms with whether the city accepts Batman and of course for Bruce whether or not if he can let go of Rachel (this time played by Maggie) who's dating Harvey Dent who obviously if you seen the animated cartoon or read the comics you know what his fate becomes. The Joker then calls out to Batman through threats and such. There were some awkward yet you couldn't help but laugh moments or the should i laugh or not kinds of moments. The opening has to be one of the best that I've seen next to the X2 X-Men United one. Christian Bale was as usual (not that that's a bad thing) was great, Heath was even better, Aaron was as well really good and Gary Oldman was terrific. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman were also good too. Christopher Nolan does a great job with the directing and the camera work was pretty good. There are some good suspense moments and at times it felt a little creepy. Its like the film pulls you in and when its done you forget that you're watching a movie. At least that's how I felt when I saw it in the theater. So in conclusion, SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Dark Knight

    If you did not have a chance to see this movie in the theaters now is your chance to see what all the hype is about. As you may have already heard Heath Ledger plays the joker, this is not the joker that you have read about in the comics or have seen in the animated series. This joker is played with such realism that it's creepy; this is the best joker anyone has ever portrayed. You need a great villain to make a great hero and not only do you have Heath Ledger as the Joker but you get to see the birth of Two face aka Harvey Dent. Now I know some people did not like Katie Holmes in the first movie but I would loved to have seen her in this move. Watch it and you will now why I say that. I recommend this movie for any action fan or comic books but please be careful; this movie is not for the young.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Who would have thought a simply Batman movie could become such an epic film?

    When you set a story in a pre-established universe, a place where characters have already been built for you, you have to wow your audiences with an dynamic plot, or fancy effects, or crazy action. Or, you could be Christopher Nolan, and rewrite the characters, and pull amazing performances out of you cast and design visuals that take our breath away. We all know The Joker as a slighty loony guy who spews bad puns, uses lethally modified joke shop toys, and dresses in a purple suit; and Batman, our protector, impossibly strong and utterly invincible, driven unendingly by his past to seek justice for all. Right? Thought so. This movie paints a completely new version. Heath Ledger (who won an Oscar for this role) plays a new Joker, as close to the brink of madness as one can be, but seems to dance along the edge of the maw gleefully, who seems darker and more terrifying than any villain in recent movie history (sorry, Javier Bardim, but you just didn't chill me the way Ledger did). And Christopher Bale plays an all too vulnerable hero, both physically and mentally, doubting his methods and his abilities. The play between them is priceless, and all set on an incredible backdrop of a city in fearful thrall of this clash.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, But not Great

    I have to admit, I thought Batman begins was far better, in terms of story, setting, atmosphere and dare I say, "comic book" appeal. Christian Bale is excellent in the lead, as of course are Michael Cain and Morgan Freeman. Aaron Eckerdt does a wonderful job ad DA Harvey Dent...then there is Heath. I really was expecting this over the top performance, sorta a cross between Romero and Nicholson. What I discovered was a very introspective, dark character and to that extend I was not prepared. The term "Joker" applies funny, he was anything but. In the long run, I felt the movie was too long, too many sub-plots and just not on par with Batman Begins. I was disappointed.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Dark Knight Is a Dark Night Indeed

    "The Dark Knight" is a frenzied nightmare in living color, a kaleidoscope of hellish events. As the movie spins more and more out of control toward total chaos, the tension ratchets up to an all but unbearable degree. For me, the climax of the movie comes as Batman mounts his Batpod, his armored motorcycle, and chases the Joker through Gotham. From this point on, the film becomes frantic, terrifying, intense, and mesmerizing. <BR/><BR/>The whole city of Gotham is turned on its head in anarchy, as is the Joker himself finally, by Batman when he suspends the Joker from a cable upside down from a skyscraper in the dead of night. The proponent of chaos, the Joker, ends up hanging upside down, spinning and laughing maniacally in space, without any sense of direction--the perfect ending image for the nihilistic Joker.<BR/><BR/>Heath Ledger is nothing short of brilliant with his chilling portrayal of the maleficent, unhinged Joker. He cringes and leaps about like a dynamic psychotic fiend, propelling the nonstop action farther and farther into the abyss--from which there is no escape without Batman, the reluctant hero crippled by self-doubt.<BR/><BR/>This is the best comic-book movie I've ever seen. What with its shades of grey, it transcends its black-and-white superhero format to become much more.<BR/>--Bryan Cassiday, author of "Fete of Death"

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Movie!!

    Lots of action and great plot!!! would watch it over and over again!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The best superhero movie ever made!

    Seriously! I repeat: The best superhero movie ever made. This film has it all: superior special effects; great acting; ingenious script; and most of all -- the best performance of a comic villain EVER. Right off the bat, the first scene explodes with violence and excitement, introducing the audience to the late Heath Ledger as the Joker. From then on Batman must deal with his problems like the love he still feels for Rachel (his one time girlfriend) and maintaining order in the Gotham's constant hostile enviroment. Director Christopher Nolan outdid himself with this movie and really raised the stakes for not only comic book movies -- but for sequels in general. With the unfortuante passing of the promising Ledger, his death gave The Dark Knight an added frenzy surrounding the release date, and furthermore, propelled the Joker character into untouchable status, as nobody will probably ever be able to perfect such an unforgettable villain like that in future Batman films, let alone all comic book antagonists. An absolute must own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST BATMAN YET!!!

    When I saw this in the theatre I had goose bumps and was even a little choked up at some parts. Just knowing everything that went into the making of it, plus the loss of the amazing and talented Heath Ledger! The DVD brought me right back and is a movie I never get sick of watching. The second disc is so cool and very informative on the "Making Of". It was acutally really fun to learn about things like how the score was created or Christian Bales' bat suit. I think finding out about those kinds of things on a movie like this just adds to the whole experience and makes you feel like a part of it, or like it isn't so far away, something everyone can feel like they can connect with it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    1 word....Awesome!

    When I first got this movie, I thought it would be a little boring because to tell you the truth, I really wasn't a fan of Batman. But while I was watching this, the movie kept me sitting on the edge of my seat and really watching it. The director was really awesome and he made the movie really enjoyable. I also want to thank him for picking out the BEST Joker in the whole world! Now I watch this movie as many times as I can.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Luv'd it

    exciting...great movie to escape

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very good!

    This was indeed a very good movie. I saw it opening weekend and enjoyed it very much. The action is riveting and deaths caustic to one's soul. I loved it and I believe it is a great addition to the batman series. Rest in peace Heath Ledger!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good movie, but not the greatest...

    I enjoyed the movie, and thought the overall performances and message was good. My one problem was with Ledger. Hear me out. I thought Ledger's performance was excellent. Very real, and very scary. However, his character, although portrayed very well, is not the Joker. Maybe it's me. I found him frightening, and insane, but he wasn't funny. The Joker is supposed to be funny as well as sick. Ledger did a great job, he played a great psychopath, it just wasn't the Joker. That being said, it was a great movie, and I'll buy it on DVD, but it certainly wasn't the greatest movie ever. Hopefully, Nolan comes back to do a 3rd. Now where's the Green Lantern movie?

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    DThe Dark Knight

    Instant classic, heath ledger will go down as one of the best perfromances ever, makes jack look like a school teacher as the joker! Cant wait to see the next instalment, Angelina as catwoman, Bradd Pitt as the riddler.. can only get better...

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Horrible.

    I actually went to go see this opening weekend due to all the hype about how great it was. That was my first mistake. My second mistake was sitting there and watching this movie and not asking for a refund. Same stupid effects and a boring story line. It was one of those movies that takes 2 hours for something to happen, and then when it does you were sorry it did. I kept thinking through out the movie that it would end shortly and then another hour of nothing would happen. If you really wish to see this movie wait until someone else buys it and go watch it at there house. You can laugh at them for wasting their money.

    1 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pot of Gold

    I saw this film 5 times in the theater. It, in my opinion, surpassed Batman Begins. Don't get me wrong, Batman Begins was fantastic. Thank God for Christopher Nolan. He is an awesome director. If it weren't for him, the Batman franchise would be 6 feet under. Heath Ledger was the perfect choice to play the joker. No one else could fill the part any better. It's a good thing they didn't have Katie Holmes reprise the role of Rachel Dawes. She was ok, but not great. Glad that they had Two-Face make an appearance. I don't think having that villian by himself in a Batman movie would make it as good. It was very good to see him/joker show up later in the film. Christian Bale, obviously, is the perfect actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman. He's been the better choice of all past actors lucky enough to take on the role. It's very sad to realize Heath Ledger is no longer alive. I was hoping to see more exploration with the joker in a future film. This movie will make a perfect Christmas gift this year.

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