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FILM DETAILS Certificate 12A Cast Christian Bale Michael Caine Morgan Freeman Heath Ledger Gary Oldman Aaron Eckhart Maggie Gyllenhaal Eric Roberts Nestor Carbonell Anthony Michael Hall Melinda McGraw Nathan Gamble Directors Christopher Nolan Screenwriters Bob Kane David S Goyer Christopher Nolan Jonathan Nolan Running Time 152 minutes
The Dark Knight Batman’s back in black – but will the joke be on him?
Plot Batman (Bale) hopes to hang up his cape and hand over crime-fighting duties to District Attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart). But the arrival of clown-faced master criminal The Joker (Ledger) forces the masked vigilante to question everything he stands for. Verdict Ledger’s performance is monumental, but The Dark Knight lives up to it. Nolan cements his position as Hollywood’s premier purveyor of blockbuster smarts – and the Batbike is kinda cool, too. Reviewed by Mark Dinning
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