Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan's sequel to the highly successful BATMAN BEGINS sees Batman (Christian Bale) as he raises the stakes in his war on crime. 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).
Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Ledger), Best Achievement in Sound Editing, 2009 Academy Awards
Nominated: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, 2009 DGA Awards
Exhilaratingly straightforward action sequences matched by moral complexity of a sort not usually associated with comic-book movie franchises. -- Bob Mondello, NPR