Directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Christian Bale
  • Michael Caine
  • Tom Hardy
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Gary Oldman
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Marion Cotillard
Screenplay by
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Jonathon Nolan
Genre Action, Thriller


UK Release Date 20th July 2012


Eight years have passed since Batman (Bale) vanished into the night. However, the arrival of a cunning burglar (Hathaway) and a terrorist named Bane (Hardy) force Batman out of retirement and into his Batmobile once more.

Is The Plot Interesting?

There are so many different sub-plots in this movie (‘Commissioner Gordon in hospital’, ‘Batman and Catwoman’, ‘Bane’s terrorism’ to name just a few) but they all seem to relate to each other to make an interesting movie.

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Is The Acting Good?

Tom Hardy really gets into character in this movie… he not only looks the part but he also sounds like Bane. Anne Hathaway does a good job as well as Catwoman, showing us a different side to the character.

Is The Directing Good?

The directing isn’t better than The Dark Knight or Batman Begins but it hasn’t got worse, Christopher Nolan has shown us once again that he was the perfect person to direct (and write) this series.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

Like the directing, the cinematography hasn’t been improved upon since The Dark Knight and Batman Begins but it hasn’t got worse either. There are some nice shots but that’s not very surprising considering the other two movies’ cinematography.

Is It Worth Watching?

The plot isn’t as interesting as the two previous installments but it’s still a good end to a series with some good performances, brilliant action sequences and decent cinematography.


There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.

– Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle