• Hello,Welcome to Play.com.  . (Not youSign in?) | Register
  • 0 SuperPoints
  • Your Account
  • Help

Batman: The Dark Knight (2 Discs)

Featuring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger & Morgan Freeman

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

    (571 customer reviews)  |  Write a review

Customer Reviews

"Average rating (571 reviews)"

Results 1-10 of 578

  Didn't quite match Batman Begins

| | See all tombiddy's reviews (40)

I found this film very hard to rate. It wasn't quite 4 stars in my opinion but it deserved more then 3. Heath Ledger was a good actor but I felt his take on the Joker did not match the comics. He was far to serious and disturbed. The Joker is called Joker for a reason. Jack Nicholson portrayed a more funnier and insane Joker which is more true to the comics. I respect that Nolan wants to make a more darker version of Batman but they could of lightened it up a bit.

Micheal Cane, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldham were brilliant and once again played their characters well.

  Didn't quite match Batman Begins

| | See all Biddy87's reviews (40)

I found this film very hard to rate. It wasn't quite 4 stars in my opinion but it deserved more then 3. Heath Ledger was a good actor but I felt his take on the Joker did not match the comics. He was far to serious and disturbed. The Joker is called Joker for a reason. Jack Nicholson portrayed a more funnier and insane Joker which is more true to the comics. I respect that Nolan wants to make a more darker version of Batman but they could of lightened it up a bit.

Micheal Cane, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldham were brilliant and once again played their characters well.

  "Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded... "

| | See all James3491's reviews (22)

After the flop that was Joel Schumacher's attempt at keeping the Batman franchise alive, Chris Nolan had a very difficult job on his hands. How to reinvent Batman, but to keep all the themes and tones of Gotham alive and more importantly, the Dark Knight himself. Luckily, fans of the bat were rewarded for their faith with Batman Begins, a down-to-earth, gritty take on the Batman franchise, which would re-ignite interest in the exploits of the Gotham playboy philanthropist.

Where to from there then? The Dark Knight. Christian Bale returns as the bat, assisted by Michael Caine as faithful butler Alfred and Morgan Freeman as head of Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox. Chris Nolan's very grounded approach at DC's flagship entity does not fail to impress. The depth of Nolan's Gotham is ever enthralling and is punctuated this time by Heath Ledger's greatest performance as the Joker, the first attempt at such a portrayal since Nicholson. But Ledger, along with the all star cast, put on a phenomenal performance and really bring Nolan's direction to life.

A modern classic that won't and shouldn't be forgotten easily.

  "Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded... "

| | See all jbailey3491's reviews (22)

After the flop that was Joel Schumacher's attempt at keeping the Batman franchise alive, Chris Nolan had a very difficult job on his hands. How to reinvent Batman, but to keep all the themes and tones of Gotham alive and more importantly, the Dark Knight himself. Luckily, fans of the bat were rewarded for their faith with Batman Begins, a down-to-earth, gritty take on the Batman franchise, which would re-ignite interest in the exploits of the Gotham playboy philanthropist.

Where to from there then? The Dark Knight. Christian Bale returns as the bat, assisted by Michael Caine as faithful butler Alfred and Morgan Freeman as head of Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox. Chris Nolan's very grounded approach at DC's flagship entity does not fail to impress. The depth of Nolan's Gotham is ever enthralling and is punctuated this time by Heath Ledger's greatest performance as the Joker, the first attempt at such a portrayal since Nicholson. But Ledger, along with the all star cast, put on a phenomenal performance and really bring Nolan's direction to life.

A modern classic that won't and shouldn't be forgotten easily.

  gritty and awesome

| | See all mattgriffiths's reviews (12)

What a great perspective on Batman. i must say heath ledger play's possibly the greatest villain of all time!

  I believe whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stranger

| | See all CaptainHorizon's reviews (74)

Excellent film, better than Batman Begins, but this DVD is a disappointment. It's not that the extras included (all on disc 2) are bad, it's just that you end up feeling there is more to be said about the film than is presented here. There is nothing to make this special edition feel special and i wouldn't be surprised if there was an ultimate edition blu-ray released in the future.

  Superb

| | See all FastCash's reviews (10)

this film is in my opinion the second best batman film ever made after batman returns. Christian Bale is a great batman and shows a more darker side to batman then the first few original, and of course Heath Ledger as the joker was out of this world.

  Michael Keaton's beaten

| | See all avmavone's reviews (2)

This film is so brilliant, it makes you forget all about the great performaces from Michael Keaton and Arnie in the old Batmans.
Christian Bale is great. He had to put on a bit of weight and muscles for this part to fit in the bat suit which is just another example of his flexibility, also he does a really powerful low voice as Batman so his voice isn't recognized as who he really is (spoiler alert) Bruce Wayne. Heath Ledger is really scary as the Joker.
His make up is all messilly applied making him seem even crazier like he dont care for appearences.But he is intelligent too.
Also Two Face makes an appearance at the end, he flips for heads or tails wether to kill someone or not, heads he kills them, tails he dont, it might be the other way around, I'll have to watch it again.
Bruce Waynes dad is played by Michael Caine again, who puts in another brilliant performance, always telling Bruce about his foibles in hindsight as usual, great character. Gary Oldman is the 'is he dodgy, is he clean?' cop wanting to make Gotham Towns Citys streets clean again. He is also the only friend to Batman and the only policeman who knows he is (spoiler alert) Bruce Wayne. Some of the technology science tools Batman uses are ahead of time, he's a detective which a lot of fans of the movies wont know but comic fans know. Some fans of the Batman game will know too.
Great film with lots of twists and spins.WIll have you reaching for more popcorn.

  The Best Superhero Movie in Cinema History

| | See all drlowdon's reviews (468)

Continuing from where Batman Begins ended peerless director Christopher Nolan reunites with Christian Bale for the continuing story of The Dark Knight. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent Batman sets out to put a halt to the criminal activity that plagues Gotham City. Just as everything seems to be going their way the peace is shattered by a criminal mastermind known as The Joker.

Batman may be on the DVD cover but this is really The Jokers movie. Following the death of Heath Ledger prior to the movies release there was huge hype regarding his performance and he certainly delivers. His portrayal is a far cry from the camp 1960s iteration and as creepy and disturbing as any villain in cinema history. Running at about two and a half hours in length The Dark Knight needed a worthwhile plot to go with the high quality action scenes and on this count the movie again doesnt fail featuring plenty of twists and surprises.

The Dark Knight is without doubt the best super hero movie of all time and is certainly worth purchasing so that it can be enjoyed again and again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse

  The Best Superhero Movie in Cinema History

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Continuing from where Batman Begins ended peerless director Christopher Nolan reunites with Christian Bale for the continuing story of The Dark Knight. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent Batman sets out to put a halt to the criminal activity that plagues Gotham City. Just as everything seems to be going their way the peace is shattered by a criminal mastermind known as The Joker.

Batman may be on the DVD cover but this is really The Jokers movie. Following the death of Heath Ledger prior to the movies release there was huge hype regarding his performance and he certainly delivers. His portrayal is a far cry from the camp 1960s iteration and as creepy and disturbing as any villain in cinema history. Running at about two and a half hours in length The Dark Knight needed a worthwhile plot to go with the high quality action scenes and on this count the movie again doesnt fail featuring plenty of twists and surprises.

The Dark Knight is without doubt the best super hero movie of all time and is certainly worth purchasing so that it can be enjoyed again and again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?   Yes |  No |  Report abuse