The Dark Knight Rises movie reviews & Metacritic score: It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to. Chris Nolan's Batman saga comes to an end. Is TDKR a worthy finale, or has the Curse of the Third Movie struck even the mighty Nolan?. Christopher Nolan brings the curtain down on his grim Batman trilogy with Wagnerian confidence – but Heath Ledger's absence is sorely felt. An epic film that, for me, did not feel overly long dispute the sizeable minute running time. Howards End Roger Ebert on James Ivory's "Howards End". Topics Action and adventure. To misquote Scott Fitzgerald, he embarked on the search for the soul of the dark knight where it is always three o'clock in the morning. A War Story Blind Chasing Coral Endless Poetry False Confessions Footnotes Lady Macbeth To the Bone War for the Planet of the Apes Wish Upon Bronx Gothic The Defiant Ones Tour De Pharmacy A Ghost Story Austin Found City of Ghosts Santoalla Spider-Man: View All Audience Reviews. Others will see it differently, but for me this is a disappointingly clunky and bombastic conclusion to a superior series -- Nolan's biggest and worst movie to date. Rises is entertaining and has some good emotional moments but that's about it. It's lazy and uninspired to the point of being offensive to everyone who's ever been not just a Batman fan, but a fan of non- intelligence-insulting movies. Every single, yes EVERY SINGLE cop in Gotham marches down into the sewers on a tip that Bane's raising a secret army, only to have all the entrances blown up so they can be trapped down there Nolan did not make us hold our breath like he did in the "Dark Knight" nor did he captivate our focus with his playful plots and mind bending cinematic visuals as he did in "Inception. I felt that this was a flaw of Nolan's other films - the vision of emotion was there, but it was hollow.