The Dark Knight  (2008)

9.0 / 10

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Country United States

Genre Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller

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Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. Written by Leon Lombardi

Keywords: dc comics, moral dilemma, psychopath, false confession, star died before release

Genres: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller

Cast

Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman LuciusFox
Gary Oldman Gary Oldman Gordon
Christian Bale Christian Bale BruceWayne
Michael Caine Michael Caine Alfred
Eric Roberts Eric Roberts Maroni
Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart HarveyDent
William Fichtner William Fichtner BankManager
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Critics

Dark Knight, The (United States, 2008)
Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However, in Christopher Nolan's Batman universe, decisions and actions have consequences. The Dark Knight, arguably the moodiest and most adult superhero motion picture ever to reach the screen, illustrates this lesson in ways that are startling and painful. This is a tough, uncompromising motion picture - one that defi...

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Author: James Berardinelli

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Plot

The movie begins with a gang of men with clown masks breaking into the bank where the mob has a large portion of their money stashed. It begins with five clowns, each getting a cut of the spoils. They suggest that a sixth member of the gang - nicknamed 'The Joker' - who did the planning, but sat out the robbery, doesn't deserve a cut. As the robbery goes on, the clowns begin to kill each other in order to get a larger cut, until a school bus crashes through the wall of the bank, killing another clown. A mob bank manager, who was himself shot with an automatic weapon after he tried to take out the clowns with a shotgun, tells the remaining clown that he doesn't know who he is dealing with. The clown kneels down and tells the banker, "Whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you...stranger..." then removes his mask to reveal that he himself is The Joker. Joker puts a grenade into the banker's mouth and boards the bus, leaving a string attached to the pin. The bus pulls out wit...

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Languages: Mandarin, English

Release Date: 14 Jul 2008 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: 2 International Finance Centre, Central, Hong Kong, China See more