Movie Ratings, Family Movie Reviews & More!

The Dark Knight Rises


Jul 20, 2012

Latest Home Video

Sep 24, 2013

MPAA Rating



Christopher Nolan


Christian Bale
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Gary Oldman


2012 Warner Brothers Studios

Official Website >>

Still shot from the movie: The Dark Knight Rises.

Get Our Full Review


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).

Content Details

Why Is The Dark Knight Rises Rated PG-13?

The Dark Knight Rises is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

See Canadian Movie Ratings

Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Dark Knight Rises...

Violence: Pervasive violence includes depictions of hand-to-hand fighting, beatings, shootings, explosions, choking, neck snapping, back breaking and stabbing. These portrayals are detailed, although little blood is shown. High tech and nuclear weapons are employed, causing loss of life and property damage on a mass scale. Characters are betrayed, threatened with death and in constant peril. Criminals and murderers target innocent citizens and the police. Physical and physiological torture is applied. Multiple corpses are shown.

Sexual Content: Sexual relations between an unmarried man and woman are implied: His naked chest and her bare shoulders are shown. Passionate kisses are exchanged. Mild sexual references are made.

Language: Infrequent mild and moderate profanities are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink at social occasions.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Dark Knight Rises.

Actor Christian Bale has played the caped crusader in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Val Kilmer took on the role in Batman Forever.

Trailers & Clips

News & Views About The Dark Knight Rises:

Does “The Railway Man” Deserve An R Rating?

Does “The Railway Man” Deserve An R Rating?

I like to think with over 20 years of experience analyzing movies that I can predict a film’s content from its rating and description. Yet at least a few times each year I’m caught by surprise and left wondering why a particular rating was applied to a movie. To ...

Read more

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
AB 14A Violence.
MB 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Adverse Psychological Impact.
ON PG Violence, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children.

Watch @ Home

Details on home video releases of The Dark Knight Rises...

Home Video Notes: The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Release Date: 24 September 2013

Warner Brothers releases their trio of Batman movies in one package: The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Along with a Blu-ray copy of each of the films (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises), the 6-disc set includes these bonus materials:

- Ultraviolet Digital Copies

- Premium Mattel Hot Wheels Vehicles: Batmobile, Batpod and Tumbler

- Newly commissioned collectible art cards by Mondo featuring Scarecrow, Joker, Bane, Harvey Dent, and Ra’s al Ghul

- 48-page hardcover book featuring production stills and behind the scenes images from the trilogy

- The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy (Ultimate Collector’s Edition exclusive)

- Christopher Nolan & Richard Donner: A Conversation (Ultimate Collector’s Edition exclusive)

Home Video Notes: The Dark Knight Rises

Release Date: 4 December 2012

The Dark Knight Rises releases to home video in two packages:

The Dark Knight Rises - Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy)

- The Journey of Bruce Wayne

- The Batmobile documentary

- Ending the Knight - 17 featurettes about the making of The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises - Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

- Features all of the above in the Limited Edition Broken Cowl Packaging.

Home Video Notes: The Dark Knight Trilogy

Release Date: 4 December 2012

Warner Brothers Studio is releasing all three Batman movies, starring Christian Bale in the title role, in a 5-Disc package. Featured movies include Batman Begins,The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Add Your Comments

Commenting is restricted to members only.
Please log in below or, if you're not yet a member, please register.

Forgot password? | register

Please note: So we can maintain a website with content appropriate for all ages, we moderate all comments and will edit profanities, slanderous remarks and other inappropriate language. For these reasons, your comments may not appear immediately.

There are currently no comments on this review. Be sure to add yours with the form below.

You May Be Interested...

Also On The Web