This movie was just like me: severely bloated. I felt every minute of that 3-hour running time (and yes, I slept through most of the second act).
Batman seemed to be suffering from PMS and Bane was such a weak and uninteresting villain. You know something was wrong when the supporting players carried the weight of the movie (I enjoyed every scene with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, and Michael Caine).
Besides, any movie that still had time to squeeze in a kiss before the hero saved the day was a definite groaner.
(Originally published August 1, 2012.)