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Christopher Nolan

Batman: The Dark Knight


When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Main Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
  • Soundtrack: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Lorne Balfe
  • Cinematography: Wally Pfister
  • Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane

Original Title: The Dark Knight

  • Cinema Premiere: July 18, 2008

What do the critics think?


7 reviews of Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)

  • 1. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    Crime and punishment, death and pain. "Batman: The Dark Knight" is a dark film, not just mentally. Much of it takes place at night, in the dark. It is also an exciting action film. - Jens Peterson

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  • 2. Senses
    8 / 10

    "Batman: The Dark Knight" is extremely competent cinematically, both in the composition itself, and in the narrative (written by the Nolan brothers) and the performance.

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  • 3. Game Reactor
    8 / 10

    Stylish action thriller that impresses with ruthless characters and superb sound - Petter Hegevall

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  • 4. Spel och film
    Positiv, no rating

    The second part in Christopher Nolan's series about the dark knight had its premiere in 2008. Seven years later, it is just as good as it was then. - Magnus Carling

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  • 5. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    One cannot help but capitulate to the inexorable consequence with which Nolan treats his material - at the forefront of his focus is the psychological game and the moral consequences of power politics, personal morality, and most interestingly, the boundary of when an individual is broken down, when a good man allows himself to be subdued by his inner darkness. - Oskar Möller

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  • 6. Dagens Nyheter
    4 / 10

    Without Heath Ledger's Joker, "Batman: The Dark Knight" would have been quickly forgotten and put aside, after having record-danced a summer. - Eva af Geijerstam

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  • 7. Svenska Dagbladet
    3.3 / 10

    The Joker who has long mocked the guardians of the law in the latest Batman movie is an oddity in the context and somewhat of a philosopher. For him, disorder has an intrinsic value. Chaos is his life's air. - Jan Söderqvist

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Batman: The Dark Knight has earned a total of 1 006 234 167 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).