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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
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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?


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The Dark Knight

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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