The seemingly untouchable, corrupt West Yorkshire police, and the true evil mastermind behind the child abductions and murders of the last 14 years, can’t resist doing it again. Against them, a fat useless lawyer, and one remorseful copper.
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These films are so good... and the idea to shoot them in different formats (from 16mm, 35mm, RED) to show time passing, is simply brilliant. One of the most beautiful cinematography I've seen in a long time.
In some ways the best of the series - at least as long as you take the trilogy as a whole, as it's meant to be - in the way that it expands the complex story into new directions while also putting the events of the other two films in new light. A strong conclusion to one of the best film trilogies in recent memory. As seems to be the trend with this series, a superb score by Barrington Pheloung.
A surprisingly conventional thriller climax isn't enough to derail this solid and strongly-directed conclusion to a well-made and detail-oriented crime trilogy, but I have to wonder what people from the Yorkshire area make of these films, which play a little bit like the world's worst tourism video for Northern England.
It all ended feeling a bit unfinished, but still this film was very much in the same vein as the first two: rain, corrupt police and a gritty atmosphere throughout. I might sound like a clown but I wish they'd thrown in an ice-breaker or two as the atmosphere was almost too dense throughout the whole film; I felt the need to breathe, if you know what I mean. Other times, it was suspenseful and exciting. Result: good!