The Dark Knight

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Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

  1. Christopher Nolan

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Bob Kane


  3. David S. Goyer


  4. Jonathan Nolan


Top Billed Cast

  1. Christian Bale

    Christian Bale

    Bruce Wayne / Batman

  2. Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    Alfred Pennyworth

  3. Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger

    The Joker

  4. Aaron Eckhart

    Aaron Eckhart

    Harvey Dent

  5. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Lt. James Gordon

  6. Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Rachel Dawes

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 32m

Budget $185,000,000.00

Revenue $1,001,921,825.00


Release Information

  • July 18, 2008
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

This has no competition. It is the very finest comic-book character movie ever made. Knowing the Burton, Donner and Nolan filmic adaptations of Batman and Superman exist helps me to sleep at night. They are Exhibit A of 'How to Make a Comic-Book Movie'. Nothing else has ever come even remotely close. These seven films (I include 'Superman II' because it was mostly Donner's work)--and Nolan's trilogy especially--are what I imagine a great director like Kubrick, Hitchcock or Kurosawa would have come up with, if they had ever been asked to make a Superman or Batman movie. They are the easiest for... read the rest.

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