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Dark Knight Rises Rating Confirmed
164 minutes 27 seconds of 12A goodness

03 July 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: BBFC

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Bane and Batman fighting in The Dark Knight Rises

If you've already pre-booked your tickets for The Dark Knight Rises, remember to bring a cushion, a snack and three hours of your time, because the official length of Christopher Nolan's final Batman film is 164 minutes 27 seconds.

Confirmed by the BBFC, the 12A film contains "moderate violence" and will last 720 seconds longer than The Dark Knight did, which clocked in at grand ol' 152 minutes. 

The rating is also the same as Bale's previous outing as The Caped Crusader, meaning that Nolan will hopefully be able to get away with such forceful scenes as the Joker's pencil trick with the likes of Bane and his goons.

Does the news that The Dark Knight Rises will last almost two and three quarter hours fill you with glee? Let us know in the comment box below - but not until you check out this feature-filled countdown of every day until the movie is released in cinemas (that's July 20, fact fans).

 

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re skorpion jacket
They tweaked hardys voice to make it sound metallic as he is wearing a mask however I believe that the bit of 'your punishment must be more severe' os just hardy putting on an accent. Enjoy More

Posted by filmexpert at 22:52 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

Not TDKR's 12A certificate
Sorry, folks, I know this has nothing to do with TDKR's 12A cert, but it's driving me crazy. I saw the trailer again last night before watching The Hunter (superb) and I have to know whose voice they've used for Bane's dub-job. When he says, "Gotham's reckoning" I'm positive it's Hardy's voice, but later when he says, "Your punishment must be more severe" he sounds like a headmaster of a boys' grammar school. If anyone can tell me what's going on I'll love you forever. More

Posted by Scorpion Jacket at 17:12 on 09 July 2012 | Report This Post

12A for a blockbuster? There's a surprise... More

Posted by The Disciple at 19:30 on 06 July 2012 | Report This Post

so...2 hours and 40 minutes by the director that hands down rejuvenated the batman franchise?when the dark knight was shorter but still zoomed along anyway?.....ok,if we have to.i thought avengers was all kinds of joss whedon deliciousness by the way... More

Posted by neil6189 at 10:59 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by crazy321 at 09:24 on 05 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dark Knight Of The Soul
L: BenTramer A comic book movie doesn't have to be 3 hours long. Bane is a bit of a crap villain and Anne Hathaway isn't sexy enough to be Catwoman (Charlize Theron would've been perfect). The trailer is no great shakes either. Threequels are rarely any good (Jaws 3, Superman III, Alien 3, Godfather III). Plus, the bar has been raised since The Dark Knight 4 years ago by The Avengers and X-Men: First Class. Nolan has his work cut out for him. ane a crap Villan? I assume your only kno More

Posted by Discodez at 15:38 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Dark Knight Of The Soul
Let's all us in the movie biz down tools, because this Ben Tramer guy has it sussed. Ahem... It really is a sad day indeed when it's presumed that films like The Avengers have raised the bar, when in fact they have merely re-painted it a dull fan-boy hue. L: BenTramer A comic book movie doesn't have to be 3 hours long. Bane is a bit of a crap villain and Anne Hathaway isn't sexy enough to be Catwoman (Charlize Theron would've been perfect). The trailer is no great shakes eit More

Posted by stucoles at 13:28 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

Is that all...
I'd sit through 180 MINUTES...hey make that 4 hours of Nolan's Batman! More

Posted by ronniem at 10:13 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

Third films
To say most third films in a trilogy are bad is something of a generalisation. Toy Story 3 anyone? Die Hard With a Vengeance... Army of Darkness... The Bourne Ultimatum... Return of the King... Indy & the Last Crusade... Missions: Impossible III... to name but a few. The comparison to Spidey 3 is somewhat pointless since Raimi didn't have the same level of control over that movie that Nolan has on TDKR. And Nolan hasn't been forced to include a fan-favourite character to appeal to the fan More

Posted by BikerScout at 07:47 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

Dark Knight Of The Soul
A comic book movie doesn't have to be 3 hours long. Bane is a bit of a crap villain and Anne Hathaway isn't sexy enough to be Catwoman (Charlize Theron would've been perfect). The trailer is no great shakes either. Threequels are rarely any good (Jaws 3, Superman III, Alien 3, Godfather III). Plus, the bar has been raised since The Dark Knight 4 years ago by The Avengers and X-Men: First Class. Nolan has his work cut out for him. More

Posted by BenTramer at 00:02 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

Cautiously wetting my pants with excitement, although I do remember feeling just about as excited about Prometheus a few weeks before it came out... More

Posted by JamieNC at 17:04 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

The longer the better, most of the best films in history have been long epics. If it were 3 hours I'd be happy. Studios r not fans though as it means less showings per day. But having said that your still gonna go sew this film even if you don't get to see it in week one. I'm just waiting for Odeon to release dates for non IMAX showings More

Posted by theonering at 17:03 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

The longer the better, most of the best films in history have been long epics. If it were 3 hours I'd be happy. Studios r not fans though as it means less showings per day. But having said that your still gonna go sew this film even if you don't get to see it in week one. I'm just waiting for Odeon to release dates for non IMAX showings More

Posted by theonering at 17:03 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YOU MORONS
To any thick imbeciles who have no understanding of films, christopher nolan's films are always excellent especially if he co-wrote them SO the runtime won't do anything apart from make the experience last longer and probaly have more action and story in the film........ AND re BALMERM the reason spiderman 3 was a disaster wasn't because of the runtime but because sam raimi tried to squeeze too many villains in one films without fleshing them out..... More

Posted by filmexpert at 17:00 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YOU MORONS
To any thick imbeciles who have no understanding of films, christopher nolan's films are always excellent especially if he co-wrote them SO the runtime won't do anything apart from make the experience last longer and probaly have more action and story in the film........ AND re BALMERM the reason spiderman 3 was a disaster wasn't because of the runtime but because sam raimi tried to squeeze too many villains in one films without fleshing them out..... More

Posted by filmexpert at 16:54 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YOU MORONS
To any thick imbeciles who have no understanding of films, christopher nolan's films are always excellent especially if he co-wrote them SO the runtime won't do anything apart from make the experience last longer and probaly have more action and story in the film........ AND re BALMERM the reason spiderman 3 was a disaster wasn't because of the runtime but because sam raimi tried to squeeze too many villains in one films without fleshing them out..... More

Posted by filmexpert at 16:51 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YOU MORONS
To any thick imbeciles who have no understanding of films, christopher nolan's films are always excellent especially if he co-wrote them SO the runtime won't do anything apart from make the experience last longer and probaly have more action and story in the film........ AND re BALMERM the reason spiderman 3 was a disaster wasn't because of the runtime but because sam raimi tried to squeeze too many villains in one films without fleshing them out..... More

Posted by filmexpert at 16:49 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

Aw F*CK YEAH!
The most exciting thing is the coming IMAX conversion of Batman Begins, meaning that soon the BFI IMAX will be able to to do a trilogy all-night and I can sit through some 7.5 of bat-flavoured goodness, getting fat and turning into a right old Jabba. Bring it! More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:37 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

Remember The Woes of Spiderman 3.
Spiderman 1 and Spiderman 2 - two brilliant, reasonable length films, helmed by a brilliant director - Sam Raimi - which reinvented a superhero. Spiderman 3 = long and boring. I do hope to god that Christopher Nolan doesn't go the same way. People are saying "Well it won't be bad - It's Christopher Nolan" and I really hope they are proved right, but in 2007 no one believed that Raimi could mess it up so badly. More

Posted by balmerm at 16:20 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
When does Empire plebs get to see it? More

Posted by Woger at 14:32 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

The longer the better! I wish it was a whole day long. Getting far too exited about this film now. Cannot believe I have to wait another 3 weeks. More

Posted by Liverpoolfc at 13:52 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

The longer the better! I wish it was a whole day long. Getting far too exited about this film now. Cannot believe I have to wait another 3 weeks. More

Posted by Liverpoolfc at 13:52 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

The longer the better! I wish it was a whole day long. Getting far too exited about this film now. Cannot believe I have to wait another 3 weeks. More

Posted by Liverpoolfc at 13:52 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YESSSSSSS!!
Awesome news! (Even if MTV confirmed the length over a month ago) Not too long ago there were rumours that TDKR would be the same length as Batman Begins...which would have been a shame given how many characters there are in the final film! I can't wait for 2.75 hours of Nolanverse Batman goodness - as long as the credits stay under 8 minutes, we're getting a truly amazing deal for the same price ticket as Ice Age 4 :P More

Posted by marlowe9 at 13:50 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YESSSSSSS!!
Awesome news! (Even if MTV confirmed the length over a month ago) Not too long ago there were rumours that TDKR would be the same length as Batman Begins...which would have been a shame given how many characters there are in the final film! I can't wait for 2.75 hours of Nolanverse Batman goodness - as long as the credits stay under 8 minutes, we're getting a truly amazing deal for the same price ticket as Ice Age 4 :P More

Posted by marlowe9 at 13:50 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

YESSSSSSS!!
Awesome news! (Even if MTV confirmed the length over a month ago) Not too long ago there were rumours that TDKR would be the same length as Batman Begins...which would have been a shame given how many characters there are in the final film! I can't wait for 2.75 hours of Nolanverse Batman goodness - as long as the credits stay under 8 minutes, we're getting a truly amazing deal for the same price ticket as Ice Age 4 :P More

Posted by marlowe9 at 13:50 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

I think we can all agree with hardly a doubt that the film is going to be great, so why wouldn't we want 2 and three quarter hours of it? I can't wait. More

Posted by Whistler at 13:48 on 03 July 2012 | Report This Post

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