Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' Critical Reception Beginning To Slide?


The U.S. critics might have been bowled over by the behemoth that is the latest Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises', but the reaction in the UK has not so far proved quite as warm, with the film receiving its first set of bad reviews. Indeed, after a quick summary of the top U.S. critics, aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes had the film hitting a 100 per cent success rate, but this has dropped to 89 per cent after a number of less than favourable remarks including one from across the pond.
The Daily Mail have so far proved themselves to be the least impressed, writing "The bad news is that it lasts two hours 45 minutes, which is astonishingly bloated - and unforgivable in a film that spends a long, ponderous hour getting started." The Associated Press too however have stuck the knife in - albeit giving director Christopher Nolan a backhanded compliment - when writing "This is the problem when you're an exceptional, visionary filmmaker. When you give people something extraordinary, they expect it every time. Anything short of that feels like a let-down."
Let's not forget the tide of good reviews that 'The Dark Knight Rises' has received so far though, with many still expecting the film to be a hugely commercial smash. And it has to be said most of the Brits are on board, with The Times saying "The most anticipated movie of the summer is as ambitious and bombastic as they get, with widescreen mayhem, thousands of extras, hyper-kinetic effects, and a roiling, twisting plot."


Contactmusic

Tags: Christopher Nolan

Advertisement

More Christopher Nolan

Matthew McConaughey: "Interstellar is the Wildest Ride I've Seen on Film"

Matthew McConaughey has called Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi epic Interstellar "wilder than any other ride" seen on screen. Anticipation for the space-exploration blockbuster has been...

The Strange Critical Reactions to Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Depending on which critic you generally listen to for your movie recommendations, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is either a genuine masterpiece, full of verve, energy and...

'Interstellar' is Coming: But What Is a Black Hole, Exactly?

We're now just weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellar -the most anticipated movie, certainly of 2014, perhaps of the last...

McConaughey's 'Insterstellar' To Screen at 3am as Demand Increases

We're still three weeks away from the release of Christopher Nolan's shadowy movie Interstellar, but speculation is already hotting up regarding the potential of this...

Advertisement

A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat

A week before it arrived in cinemas, the anxiously awaited thriller Gone Girl had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where Ben...

Matthew McConaughey Is The Human Race’s Last Hope In The Stunning ‘Interstellar’ [Trailer + Pictures]

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is about to embark on a terrifying mission, to find a new home planet for the earth’s inhabitants before time runs...

Interstellar Trailer

Mankind is doomed. Following generations of neglect and a lack of care, the planet Earth is a polluted mess and food supplies have all but...

'Batman v Superman' Against 'Captain America 3': Who Would Have Prevailed?

The collaboration of Batman and Superman, two of DC Comics most intense superheroes, has been a project highly anticipated for fans all over the globe...

Advertisement

Comments

Christopher Nolan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Christopher Nolan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All