The Dark Knight Rises – review. 3 / 5 stars. Christopher Nolan brings the curtain down on his grim Batman trilogy with Wagnerian confidence. Reviews Counted: Fresh: Rotten: Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Rating : PG (for intense sequences of violen. Christopher Nolan's “ Dark Knight Rises ” wraps up his post-Sept. 11 epic of ambivalent good vs. multidimensional evil with a burst of light.