The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
  • PG-13
  • 2h 32m
  • 2008
Certified Fresh94%
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Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan reunite following their blockbuster success with Batman Begins! This time, Heath Ledger joins the cast as The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart stars as Harvey Dent in an all-new adventure of The Dark Knight. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and new district attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart--Thank You for Smoking), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham City forever. The three enjoy early success, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (Ledger--Brokeback Mountain), who throws Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman ever closer to crossing the line between hero and vigilante.
©2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh94%
Critics Consensus: Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
Reviews
Orange County Register
Timothy Mangan
Fresh

The Dark Knight is probably the smartest and most stylish action movie since the "The Matrix." It...

June 25, 2017
CNN.com
Tom Charity
Fresh

An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun
Fresh

The Dark Knight is a film that's fantastic on the action front, seeds its acrobatics in its own re...

June 22, 2017
Film.com
Laremy Legel
Fresh

Christopher Nolan is much, much smarter than your average filmmaker.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although The Dark Knight is an excellent movie, this sequel to Batman Begins is also much darker and more violent than the first one. Remember: Not all Batmen are created equal. Even though this movie is about a comic-book character, neither it nor its flawed hero and villain are aimed at younger kids or appropriate for them. The film is loaded with intense action, from bombs and bullets to martial-arts fighting and hand-to-hand combat. In addition to the hard-hitting action, expect some drinking and a bit of sexuality. And The Joker's nightmarish appearance has the potential to frighten viewers of all ages. Much of the movie's buzz surrounds actor Heath Ledger's excellent work in that villainous role -- his final completed part before his January 2008 death from an accidental drug overdose.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:July 18, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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