As a whole this film is far from perfect, but the middle third is more impactful for me than anything else I've seen in the last 10 years.
Nolan fires on all cylinders a delivers an incredibly satisfying finale in almost every respect. While The Dark Knight Rises lacked some of the cerebral quality of The Dark Knight, it really connected with the emotional themes developed in Batman Begins. The plot was devious and brilliant (if wandering at times), and performances all around were spectacular—Bale, Hardy, Hathaway, Oldman, Gordon-Levitt, Cotillard, Freeman, and Caine were all perfect.
Needless to say, Wally Pfister's cinematography is breathtaking and the tasteful color…
A classic coming of age tale and a truly memorable bookend to the epic career of cinematography legend Conrad L. Hall. Tom Hanks shines in the lead role, and the rest of the cast is great (if you can get over Daniel Craig's American accent). Road to Perdition meanders a bit in the second act, but boy, is the third act worth it.