The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight Overview

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.

Who Stars in The Dark Knight

Christian Bale
Bruce Wayne / Batman

Christian Bale

Michael Caine
Alfred Pennyworth

Michael Caine

Heath Ledger
Joker

Heath Ledger

Aaron Eckhart
Harvey Dent

Aaron Eckhart

Gary Oldman
James Gordon

Gary Oldman

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Rachel Dawes

Maggie Gyllenhaal


Recommendations

The Dark Knight Rises
Batman Begins
Iron Man
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Matrix
Inception
Iron Man 2
The Empire Strikes Back
Sherlock Holmes
Star Wars
X-Men: First Class
The Amazing Spider-Man
Captain America: The First Avenger
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Skyfall
Die Hard
Star Trek
Spider-Man

Review for The Dark Knight

Author: 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 an audience to identify with because in these the scripts most approximate human emotions and the typical conundrums of the human experience--in short, are the closest, in a good way, they come to the complexities of the human condition. Peerless.


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DC Entertainment


DC Comics


Legendary Entertainment


Syncopy


Warner Bros. Pictures


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2008-07-16

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 32 mins

Budget
$ 185,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$1,004,558,444.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 819,558,444.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/dvdsite/

Genres
Drama Action Crime Thriller

Keywords
dc comics crime fighter secret identity scarecrow sadism chaos gotham city vigilante joker superhero based on comic tragic hero organized crime criminal mastermind district attorney super power imax super villain


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