The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Batman (Christian Bale) faces a masked villain named Bane.

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Makes everything in the rival Marvel universe look thoroughly silly and childish. Entirely enveloping and at times unnerving in a relevant...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The sheer scope of Nolan's vision – with emotion and spectacle thundering across the screen – is staggering. The Dark Knight Rises is the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Nolan brings his Batman trilogy to a close with a majestic, almost completely satisfying crash. Everything feels epic about the film: the...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's spectacular, to be sure, but also remarkable for its all-encompassing gloom. No movie has ever administered more punishment, to its...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale's epic of criminality and all-consuming conviction ultimately falls a bit short -...
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By Michelle Orange
The Dark Knight aspires to the epic and reaches it on a number of impressive and less impressive levels. That it is a frequently,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If you just give yourself over to Nolan's sweeping, symphonic Cowled Crusader saga, The Dark Knight Rises is, well, a blast.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Chaos reigns for much of The Dark Knight Rises, often in big, beautiful, IMAX-size scenes that only Nolan could have conceived. Yet when...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While it's the most ambitious of the three films, it's not as mesmerizing as 2008's "The Dark Knight." The plot is occasionally murky, its...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Moments are stretched. Every recollection must be illustrated by a flashback. Character motivations shift on a dime, and if you understand...
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By auniversalmind
...Like I said Masterpiece. This movie is PHENOMENAL. Another Nolan movie that has broken the grounds of film making. If you're iffy on the going to see the movie because of the idea that the Joker...


By flored01
This is the best of the best!! I attended the movie's premeire and it really did take me by surprise. The movie was nothing near what I expected, it was better! Gotta see it in IMAX!...


By wbrownsell
The best acting in the movie goes to Micheal Cane. This isnt to say that Bale and Hatheway's acting wasnt excellent because it was and its the glue that holds this movie together. It was a little...

The Most Glorious Super-Hero Film Ever!!!!

By HoodCritic1
I considered "The Dark Knight" the best film of the last decade and when it came to "The Dark Knight Rises," I set my expectations incredibly high, knowing that Christopher Nolan could accomplish a...

“The Dark Knight Rises”, a total let down

By johnnymolson
This film may actually wind up being the biggest let down of all time. Let me start by saying that if you were in any way a fan of the comic books, stay away from this film. They pissed all over DC...

Move over Mr. Spielberg et al.......

By Oscar Wilde
Chris Nolan's vision, direction and execution puts him in a league without peers. The Batman trilogy is 100% cinematic heroin. Mr. Nolan has now officially relegated his competition to mere purveyors...

It has begun

By Danbro68
Thought it was a great story line and had excellent effects. Can't wait to see what's next. Praises go out to the fallen Batman fans of Colorado and the families of the tragedy....

IMAX aspect of film

By Trepic
In case you didn't already know this about the film, Christopher Nolan filmed about an hour of the film in native IMAX format. You can tell which scenes were filmed in IMAX as the picture switches...


By MyTwoCentsWorth
This does work as an ending to the trilogy, gathering all the loose ends from the first two movies and wrapping them up in a visually stunning climax. However, the first half of the movie is slow...

Baaaad Aceeee

By electronsi2k
Don't be stupid, go see this movie while it's in the theater. Spend the extra dough and drive the extra mile if you have to see it on IMAX. Stop reading this..GO....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Intense Sequences of Violence, Language, Some Sensuality and Intense Sequences of Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Bale's final Batman is as gritty and dark as the first two.
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