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!
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.
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.