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The Dark Knight Rises

Although Batman (Christian Bale) appeared anything but a hero at the end of his last movie, The Dark Knight, the caped crusader returns when Gotham faces a villain named Banes (Tom Hardy). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 165
Theater Release: 20 Jul 2012
Video Release: 24 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Dark Knight Rises is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman
Studio: 2012 Warner Brothers Studios
Website: Official site for The Dark Knight Rises.

Detailed Review

It has been about eight years since Batman (Christian Bale) graced the streets of Gotham. After accepting the blame for crimes committed by the late Harvey Dent (played by… 
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Why Is The Dark Knight Rises Rated PG-13?

Violence: Pervasive violence includes depictions of hand-to-hand fighting, beatings, shootings, explosions, choking, neck snapping,… 
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Batman continuously puts his life on the line for the people in his city.… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Actor Christian Bale has played the caped crusader in Batman Begins and  
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