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The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Director Christopher Nolan completes his dark and brooding trilogy based on the DC Comics crime-fighter in suitably grandiose fashion, delivering not only the longest film in the series but also the most brutal, violent and satisfying.

Christian Bale brings typical intensity to the title role, and the tender bond with Sir Michael Caine’s lackey continues to tug heartstrings.

It is eight years since Batman falsely assumed responsibility for the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent in order to bring anti-crime legislation into effect and crush Gotham’s criminal fraternity.

Read the full review in the Leisure Time section in this week’s paper - out now.