CAN 'THE DARK KNIGHT' LIVE UP TO THE HYPE?

It's still two weeks off, but reviews of Christopher Nolan's Batman sequel are already starting to appear. Rolling Stone reviewer, Peter Travers, was one of the first to be allowed to post an early review. He wrote, "A thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. … The haunting and visionary Dark Knight’ soars on the wings of untamed imagination."


That's a lot of hyperbole for one movie review. Can you trust it? Web site efilmcritc.com often refers to Travers as a "quote whore." They wrote, "Everyone knows here at Criticwatch that we named our top whoring award after Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers for writing up more positives than Deepak Chopra at an integer seminar and doing so with enough hyperbolic superlatives to guarantee his less-relevant-than-ever magazine appears in the ads."


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