The Dark Knight (2008) Full Movie

The Dark Knight
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The Dark Knight (2008) : Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Title The Dark Knight (2008)
Release Date Jul 16, 2008
Genres , , ,
Production Company DC Comics, Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, Isobel Griffiths, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries United Kingdom, United States of America
Casts Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Nestor Carbonell, Ng Chin Han
Plot Keywords dc comics, crime fighter, secret identity, scarecrow, sadism, chaos, vigilante, joker, superhero, based on comic, tragic hero, organized crime, criminal mastermind, district attorney, super power, imax, super villain, batman
Bruce Wayne / Batman
Bruce Wayne / Batman
Christian Bale
Alfred Pennyworth
Alfred Pennyworth
Michael Caine
Joker
Joker
Heath Ledger
Commissioner James Gordon
Commissioner James Gordon
Gary Oldman
Harvey Dent / Two-Face
Harvey Dent / Two-Face
Aaron Eckhart
Rachel Dawes
Rachel Dawes
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Lucius Fox
Lucius Fox
Morgan Freeman
Anna Ramirez
Anna Ramirez
Monique Gabriela Curnen
Michael Wuertz
Michael Wuertz
Ron Dean
Mayor Anthony Garcia
Mayor Anthony Garcia
Nestor Carbonell
Lau
Lau
Ng Chin Han
Sal Maroni
Sal Maroni
Eric Roberts
Chechen
Chechen
Ritchie Coster
Mike Engel
Mike Engel
Anthony Michael Hall
Gerard Stephens
Gerard Stephens
Keith Szarabajka
Coleman Reese
Coleman Reese
Joshua Harto
Barbara Gordon
Barbara Gordon
Melinda McGraw
James Gordon Jr.
James Gordon Jr.
Nathan Gamble
Gambol
Gambol
Michael Jai White
Gillian B. Loeb
Gillian B. Loeb
Colin McFarlane
Judge Janet Surrillo
Judge Janet Surrillo
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina
Tattooed Prisoner
Tattooed Prisoner
Tom Lister Jr.
Bank Manager
Bank Manager
William Fichtner
Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
Cillian Murphy
Gentleman at Party
Gentleman at Party
Patrick Leahy
Man Trying to Reach Coleman Reese (uncredited)
Man Trying to Reach Coleman Reese (uncredited)
Matt Skiba
Thomas Schiff
Thomas Schiff
David Dastmalchian
Rossi
Rossi
Michael Vieau
Dopey
Dopey
Michael Stoyanov
Happy
Happy
William Smillie
Grumpy
Grumpy
Danny Goldring
Chuckles
Chuckles
Matthew O'Neill
Drug Dealer
Drug Dealer
Olumiji Olawumi
Drug Buyer
Drug Buyer
Greg Beam
Junkie
Junkie
Erik Hellman
Natascha
Natascha
Beatrice Rosen
Crime Boss
Crime Boss
Vincenzo Nicoli
LSI VP
LSI VP
Edison Chen
Brian
Brian
Andy Luther
Man No. 1
Man No. 1
James Farruggio
Man No. 2
Man No. 2
Tom McElroy
Assistant DA
Assistant DA
Will Zahrn
Thug at Party
Thug at Party
James Fierro
Male Guest
Male Guest
Sam Derence
Female Guest
Female Guest
Jennifer Knox
Judge Freel
Judge Freel
Patrick Clear
Maroni's Mistress
Maroni's Mistress
Sarah Jayne Dunn
Gambol's Bodyguard (as Chucky Venn)
Gambol's Bodyguard (as Chucky Venn)
Charles Venn
Gambol's Bodyguard (as Winston Ellis)
Gambol's Bodyguard (as Winston Ellis)
Winston G. Ellis
Reporter
Reporter
Sophia Hinshelwood
Heckler
Heckler
Keith Kupferer
Cop Heckler
Cop Heckler
Joseph Luis Caballero
Acting Commissioner
Acting Commissioner
Richard Dillane
Officer at Intersection
Officer at Intersection
Daryl Satcher
Convoy Leader
Convoy Leader
Chris Petschler
Fat Thug
Fat Thug
Aidan Feore
Murphy
Murphy
Philip Bulcock
Cop with Fat Thug
Cop with Fat Thug
Paul Birchard
Medic
Medic
Walter Lewis
Cop at 250 52nd St.
Cop at 250 52nd St.
Vincent Riotta
Nurse
Nurse
Nancy Crane
Polk
Polk
K. Todd Freeman
Berg
Berg
Matt Shallenberger
Cop at Hospital
Cop at Hospital
Michael Andrew Gorman
Bartender
Bartender
Lanny Lutz
Civilian
Civilian
Peter DeFaria
First Mate
First Mate
Matt Rippy
Prison Ferry Pilot
Prison Ferry Pilot
Andrew Bicknell
Guard Commander
Guard Commander
Ariyon Bakare
Businessman
Businessman
Doug Ballard
Mother
Mother
Helene Wilson
Passenger
Passenger
Tommy Campbell
Passenger
Passenger
Craig Heaney
Passenger
Passenger
Lorna Gayle
Passenger
Passenger
Lisa McAllister
Passenger
Passenger
Peter Brooke
SWAT Sniper
SWAT Sniper
Joshua Rollins
SWAT Leader
SWAT Leader
Dale Rivera
Prisoner on Ferry
Prisoner on Ferry
Matthew Leitch
Reporter #3
Reporter #3
Thomas Gaitsch
Evans
Evans
William Armstrong
Honor Guard Man
Honor Guard Man
Adam Kalesperis
Uniform Cop
Uniform Cop
Tristan Tait
Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter
Bronson Webb
Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter
David Ajala
Fox's Secretary
Fox's Secretary
Gertrude Kyles
Passenger Ferry Pilot
Passenger Ferry Pilot
Jonathan Ryland
Guardsman
Guardsman
James Scales
Warden
Warden
Nigel Carrington
Corrections Officer
Corrections Officer
Ian Pirie
Prisoner
Prisoner
Lateef Lovejoy
Prisoner
Prisoner
Grahame Edwards
Prisoner
Prisoner
Roger Monk
Prisoner
Prisoner
Ronan Summers
Hong Kong Detective
Hong Kong Detective
Wai Wong
Honor Guard Leader
Honor Guard Leader
Michael Corey Foster
Gordon's Daughter
Gordon's Daughter
Hannah Gunn
Armored Car SWAT
Armored Car SWAT
Brandon Lambdin
Waiter (uncredited)
Waiter (uncredited)
Jon Lee Brody
Bank Patron (uncredited)
Bank Patron (uncredited)
Debbi Burns
Party Guest (uncredited)
Party Guest (uncredited)
Maritza Cabrera
Party Guest with Glass (uncredited)
Party Guest with Glass (uncredited)
Shirin Caiola
Party Guest (uncredited)
Party Guest (uncredited)
Laura Chernicky
Lau Henchman (uncredited)
Lau Henchman (uncredited)
Henry Milton Chu
Paramedic (uncredited)
Paramedic (uncredited)
Kelli Clevenger
Chechen Gangster (uncredited)
Chechen Gangster (uncredited)
Richard Divizio
Press Conference Heckler (uncredited)
Press Conference Heckler (uncredited)
Tony Domino
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Pedestrian (uncredited)
David Fultz
Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Natalie Hallam
Police Officer (uncredited)
Police Officer (uncredited)
Jordon Hodges
Prisoner (uncredited)
Prisoner (uncredited)
Erron Jay
Immigrant Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Immigrant Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Daniel Jefferson
Shotgun SWAT (uncredited)
Shotgun SWAT (uncredited)
Nicky Katt
Parade Police Officer (uncredited)
Parade Police Officer (uncredited)
Thomas Kosik
Maroni's Henchman (uncredited)
Maroni's Henchman (uncredited)
Don Kress
Assistant D.A. (uncredited)
Assistant D.A. (uncredited)
Tim Krueger
Police Sgt. Spellman / Gotham Bomb Squad (uncredited)
Police Sgt. Spellman / Gotham Bomb Squad (uncredited)
Dan Latham
Helicopter SWAT Sniper (uncredited)
Helicopter SWAT Sniper (uncredited)
Tom McComas
Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
James Mellor
Officer (uncredited)
Officer (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira
Joker's Thug #2 (uncredited)
Joker's Thug #2 (uncredited)
Buster Reeves
Prisoner (uncredited)
Prisoner (uncredited)
Peter Rnic
Party Guest (uncredited)
Party Guest (uncredited)
Amit Shah
Angry Hospital Relative (uncredited)
Angry Hospital Relative (uncredited)
Michelle Shields
Evacuee (uncredited)
Evacuee (uncredited)
Sofiya Smirnova
High-Ranking Police Official (uncredited)
High-Ranking Police Official (uncredited)
Bruce Spielbauer
Extra (uncredited)
Extra (uncredited)
Robert Patrick Stern
Dept. of Corrections Resident (uncredited)
Dept. of Corrections Resident (uncredited)
Robert Stone
Detective (uncredited)
Detective (uncredited)
Richard Strobel
Police Officer (uncredited)
Police Officer (uncredited)
Tom Townsend
Chechen's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Chechen's Bodyguard (uncredited)
John Turk
Detective (uncredited)
Detective (uncredited)
John Warman
Party Guest (uncredited)
Party Guest (uncredited)
Erik A. Williams
Major Crime Unit Detective (uncredited)
Major Crime Unit Detective (uncredited)
Chris Wilson
Party Staff (uncredited)
Party Staff (uncredited)
Kevin Zaideman

Reviews

  • tricksy

    Excellent movie. Best of the trilogy. Lovely music. Nolan is a genius. So is Heath Ledger.

  • talisencrw

    This has no competition. It is the very finest comic-book character movie ever made. Knowing the Burton, Donner and Nolan filmic adaptations of Batman and Superman exist helps me to sleep at night. They are Exhibit A of 'How to Make a Comic-Book Movie'. Nothing else has ever come even remotely close. These seven films (I include 'Superman II' because it was mostly Donner's work)--and Nolan's trilogy especially--are what I imagine a great director like Kubrick, Hitchcock or Kurosawa would have come up with, if they had ever been asked to make a Superman or Batman movie. They are the easiest for an audience to identify with because in these the scripts most approximate human emotions and the typical conundrums of the human experience--in short, are the closest, in a good way, they come to the complexities of the human condition. Peerless.

  • erickprieto

    Perhaps the best Batman movie of all times. I think that this Batman trilogy presents the well-known superhero history in an unexpected way with the capable to maintain on the edge of the chair all time. **Heath Ledger** present an excellent impersonification of a psychopath. All support roles are magnificent. And Bruce Wayne role played by Christian Bale, shows a human being behind of the mask.

  • moubledian

    I used to leave a theatre after seeing a highly anticipated movie, specifically a sequel, and be so revved up about what I saw that I would declare that movie to be the best of a series. After each of the prequel "Star Wars" films, I rated that one the best, as good as any of the originals...for a time, until my opinion balanced out and I had a more well-rounded take. For that reason, I steer away from that mindset, and did for "Dark Knight". Though my opinion is solidifying already after having seen a Warner Bros. screening last night, "Dark Knight" ably stands on its own with or without "Batman Begins". At a two and a half hour runtime, it's definitely an epic of a movie, but one that never runs out of gas. A delightful addition to this experience was a healthy amount of IMAX footage, which significantly adds to the feel of being on a personal, and gruesome, tour of Gotham City. Christian Bale plays such a well rounded Batman and Bruce Wayne, qualities that none of those who have donned the cowl before him have pulled off. I still have to remember that Bale is British since he speaks with such a spot on American accent. Bale has a particular slurring lisp that serves him quite well, charmingly for Bruce Wayne and threateningly for Batman. Countering him is the late Heath Ledger, who plays such a scary and creepy Joker that I found it impossible to NOT have chills half the time I saw him on screen. What really separates this brand of Joker from Jack Nicholson's portrayal is true unpredictability. It's obvious that, to be a good guy and think like the Joker, it really takes a toll, and it sure isn't easy. How exactly does one take him down when he's woven his harebrained plot around multiple hostages, explosives, or disappearing parlor tricks? Initially, I was uneasy about how the character of Harvey Dent would be handled. In my mind, there was really only one faithful portrayal of him, and that could be found in the "Batman" animated series of the early 90s. As well as Tommy Lee Jones COULD have handled him in "Batman Forever", he certainly did not, though it still was a highlight of that movie. Aaron Eckhart ably assumes the mantle here, delivering a performance out of this world, easily on par with the Batman animated series. Be it known, this caped avenger stands for the good of Gotham City that the police force and its counterparts can't represent, the good that has no jurisdiction, no procedures...and no rules, save for one. I can only hope that we've seen just the prelude to the Dark Knight's upcoming legendary battles with the worst of Gotham City's dark underside. "The Dark Knight" gets a solid 10 of 10 stars. I used to leave a theatre after seeing a highly anticipated movie, specifically a sequel, and be so revved up about what I saw that I would declare that movie to be the best of a series. After each of the prequel "Star Wars" films, I rated that one the best, as good as any of the originals...for a time, until my opinion balanced out and I had a more well-rounded take. For that reason, I steer away from that mindset, and did for "Dark Knight". Though my opinion is solidifying already after having seen a Warner Bros. screening last night, "Dark Knight" ably stands on its own with or without "Batman Begins". At a two and a half hour runtime, it's definitely an epic of a movie, but one that never runs out of gas. A delightful addition to this experience was a healthy amount of IMAX footage, which significantly adds to the feel of being on a personal, and gruesome, tour of Gotham City. Christian Bale plays such a well rounded Batman and Bruce Wayne, qualities that none of those who have donned the cowl before him have pulled off. I still have to remember that Bale is British since he speaks with such a spot on American accent. Bale has a particular slurring lisp that serves him quite well, charmingly for Bruce Wayne and threateningly for Batman. Countering him is the late Heath Ledger, who plays such a scary and creepy Joker that I found it impossible to NOT have chills half the time I saw him on screen. What really separates this brand of Joker from Jack Nicholson's portrayal is true unpredictability. It's obvious that, to be a good guy and think like the Joker, it really takes a toll, and it sure isn't easy. How exactly does one take him down when he's woven his harebrained plot around multiple hostages, explosives, or disappearing parlor tricks? Initially, I was uneasy about how the character of Harvey Dent would be handled. In my mind, there was really only one faithful portrayal of him, and that could be found in the "Batman" animated series of the early 90s. As well as Tommy Lee Jones COULD have handled him in "Batman Forever", he certainly did not, though it still was a highlight of that movie. Aaron Eckhart ably assumes the mantle here, delivering a performance out of this world, easily on par with the Batman animated series. Be it known, this caped avenger stands for the good of Gotham City that the police force and its counterparts can't represent, the good that has no jurisdiction, no procedures...and no rules, save for one. I can only hope that we've seen just the prelude to the Dark Knight's upcoming legendary battles with the worst of Gotham City's dark underside. "The Dark Knight" gets a solid 10 of 10 stars. I used to leave a theatre after seeing a highly anticipated movie, specifically a sequel, and be so revved up about what I saw that I would declare that movie to be the best of a series. After each of the prequel "Star Wars" films, I rated that one the best, as good as any of the originals...for a time, until my opinion balanced out and I had a more well-rounded take. For that reason, I steer away from that mindset, and did for "Dark Knight". Though my opinion is solidifying already after having seen a Warner Bros. screening last night, "Dark Knight" ably stands on its own with or without "Batman Begins". At a two and a half hour runtime, it's definitely an epic of a movie, but one that never runs out of gas. A delightful addition to this experience was a healthy amount of IMAX footage, which significantly adds to the feel of being on a personal, and gruesome, tour of Gotham City. Christian Bale plays such a well rounded Batman and Bruce Wayne, qualities that none of those who have donned the cowl before him have pulled off. I still have to remember that Bale is British since he speaks with such a spot on American accent. Bale has a particular slurring lisp that serves him quite well, charmingly for Bruce Wayne and threateningly for Batman. Countering him is the late Heath Ledger, who plays such a scary and creepy Joker that I found it impossible to NOT have chills half the time I saw him on screen. What really separates this brand of Joker from Jack Nicholson's portrayal is true unpredictability. It's obvious that, to be a good guy and think like the Joker, it really takes a toll, and it sure isn't easy. How exactly does one take him down when he's woven his harebrained plot around multiple hostages, explosives, or disappearing parlor tricks? Initially, I was uneasy about how the character of Harvey Dent would be handled. In my mind, there was really only one faithful portrayal of him, and that could be found in the "Batman" animated series of the early 90s. As well as Tommy Lee Jones COULD have handled him in "Batman Forever", he certainly did not, though it still was a highlight of that movie. Aaron Eckhart ably assumes the mantle here, delivering a performance out of this world, easily on par with the Batman animated series. Be it known, this caped avenger stands for the good of Gotham City that the police force and its counterparts can't represent, the good that has no jurisdiction, no procedures...and no rules, save for one. I can only hope that we've seen just the prelude to the Dark Knight's upcoming legendary battles with the worst of Gotham City's dark underside. "The Dark Knight" gets a solid 10 of 10 stars.

  • tmdb22590444

    One of the best movies of all time. Christopher Nolan has brought us the Batman trilogy that it made it feel it could happen today. Christian Bale returns as Batman, was able to perform as wonderfully as he did in Batman Begins. The one person that ultimately stole the show had to be the late Heath Ledger who played as the Joker. His performance as a psychotic clown terrorizing Gotham City was one of the best performance as a superhero villain. One of the best parts of the Joker was when he was telling his victims on how “he got his scars?”. Another great part was when he kidnapped a police officer and he was recording it while scaring the man and also giving a warning to Batman. The supporting actor and actresses did a good job of delivering the story. I was disappointed that Katie Holmes did not return as Rachael Dawes but the actress how played as her Maggie Gyllenhaal did a really good job. One of the best parts of Christopher Nolan is that in every movie of his, the cinematography would look amazing and this movie is no exception.