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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Tom Hardy
Anne Hathaway
Christian Bale
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Marion Cotillard
Josh Pence
Tom Conti
Matthew Modine
Gary Oldman
Michael Caine
Morgan Freeman
Directors
Christopher Nolan
Screenwriters
Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Running Time
164 minutes

The Dark Knight Rises
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Plot
Eight years after Batman disappeared, blamed for murder, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is a wounded recluse, but Gotham is vibrant — until masked maniac Bane (Tom Hardy) decides it’s high time to bring the city down. Facing this new threat and mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), Wayne decides the Dark Knight must rise, once again.


Verdict
With spectacle in abundance and sexiness in (supporting) parts, this is superhero filmmaking on an unprecedented scale. Rises may lack the surprise of Begins or the anarchy of Knight, but it makes up for that in pure emotion. A fitting epitaph for the hero Gotham deserves.


Reviewed by Nev Pierce

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