Not a masterpiece
Yes it was entertaining, but I don't think it matches the awe we felt from watching the Dark Knight and the Joker's performance. Granted the small ending was not as good.
My comments on this movie (SPOILERS):
Didn't like the scenes where Batman fights. Just upper body, a lot of forearm and punches. No jumps? No uppercuts? roundhouse kicks? No batarang? ninja/bat stars thrown? Except for turning off the lights with Bane, no bat-tricks.
Seline Kyle: Awesome job by Hathaway. But the attraction between Bale and Hathaway feels forced, no chemistry. Liked the serrated steel heels, but wanted more shots of her lower body walking. Think this is a big part of the character, the cat-like walk.
Bane: Hardy did a good job looking menacing, terrorizing minions, but he is no Joker. Apart from the mask, no one will remember. The end of Bane: big opportunity missed at the end, where Batmand could remove Bane's mask and share a few lines with Hardy (like end of Darth Vader no?). Bane being shot by Hathaway was ridiculous. And did not buy the switch of the main villain to Marion Cotillard. What? lost the tension there.
Police cops doing a human wave attack? ridiculous.
Opportunity lost for an Inception-like ending. We did not need to see Bale and Hathaway safe at the cafe. A surprised glance from Alfred would have been enough!
All in all, a good end to the trilogy, and a decent action movie. But if you can ignore the Bat-copter scenes, almost no superhero wonder or fantasy here. This is basically about the relationship between Alfred and Bruce Wayne.