About

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.

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Directed by

Christopher Nolan

Written by

Jonathan Nolan (Screenplay)
Christopher Nolan (Screenplay)
David S. Goyer (Story)
Bob Kane (Characters)
Bill Finger (Characters)
Jerry Robinson (Characters)

Runtime

152 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Why So Serious?

Cast

Keywords

superhero secret identity sadism super power imax vigilante based on comic dc comics organized crime criminal mastermind chaos crime fighter super villain scarecrow gotham city joker tragic hero district attorney

Photos

Lists

#4 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#667 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#69 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#15 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing Richard King

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Heath Ledger

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Cinematography Wally Pfister

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction Nathan Crowley Peter Lando