Christopher Nolan concludes his Bat trilogy with a nearly three-hour opus that focuses just as much on Gotham as it does the Caped Crusader. Indeed, the hero spends a good deal of time sidelined in his own picture. Nolan’s vision is another grand crime tale, yet he shoots for bloat while going for broke in the final installment -- all without a charismatic villain the likes of the Joker (who carried the previous film) or the one-two punch of Liam Neeson and the Scarecrow, whose mad gas gave Batman Begins
a terrifying touch. Here audiences are given Bane, a ridiculously voiced brawler whose menace rings more hollow than not. Thankfully, Anne Hathaway brings som...