Dean's Movie Review

Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie is certainly not a comedy. It has the elements of tragedy, but whereas something like “Macbeth” offers plot simplicity, “Knight” is a complex mediocrity which I found hard to follow.

What I was able to follow–time and again–made no sense.

Health Ledger The Joker

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The film’s gravity packs a punch, but with action sequences which fail to satisfy. Christian Bale is no big deal as Batman/Bruce Wayne, while Maggie Gyllenhaal, nifty as usual, has an easy part to play. Aaron Eckhart is sophisticatedly true as a district attorney,

Heath Ledger terrifying and magisterial as the Joker–one of the best acting jobs of the year.

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