4.5

The Dark Knight

Comic Action Crime Thriller


 

Batman and Gordon join forces with the new DA to take on a psychotic robber known as The Joker.

There is so much to admire about this film. The dark tone resonates with an audience that live in a not-so-perfect world. The grand-scale action sequences involving trucks and bikes are testament to money being better spent on explosions than computer graphics. Assortments of characters are given their due screen-time, but all are overshadowed by the Joker, who creates an unprecedented sense of dread and anarchy. "The Dark Knight" is so good that you forget about its comic origins, as it stands alone as exceptional action and crime classic.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 16th July 2008
152 mins