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"Let's put a smile on that face."
—The Joker

The Dark Knight was Christopher Nolan's sixth feature film, released in 2008, and his second in the Batman franchise. It served as a sequel to Batman Begins, continuing the story of Bruce Wayne fighting crime in Gotham City. Nolan worked with both David S. Goyer and his brother to write the film, and it was produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Nolan himself.

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With the police lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and newly-elected district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) raises the stakes on his war on crime in Gotham City by setting out to dismantle the remaining organized crime syndicates that plague the streets. The partnership proves effective, but when it falls prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a homicidal humorist psychopath known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) that starts plunging the city into anarchy, Batman must decide whether or not to cross the line between heroism and vigilantism.

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The Dark Knight is told in a very linear fashion, with minimal chronological jumping.

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The Dark Knight was universally acclaimed, reveiving a 94% from Rotten Tomatoes.

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