The Dark Knight

Batman Begins 2

Friday, July 18, 2008
January 23, 2009 in 350 theaters
On Blu-ray & DVD
MPAA Rating
PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.
2 hours, 32 minutes


Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes in his war on crime in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight." With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city 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 (Heath Ledger).

Oscar Nominations of 2008:

  • Best Actor Supporting
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effects
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Additional Notes

  • Director Christopher Nolan will shoot four action sequences, including the introduction of the Joker, played by Heath Ledger, in the large-screen IMAX format.

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