Rave Reviews For Heath Ledger in Dark Knight

The first reviews are in for the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight, and critics are raving about, what would unfortunately be, Heath Ledger's final complete movie role.

"I can only speak superlatives of Ledger, who is mad-crazy-blazing brilliant as the Joker," Rolling Stone's resident movie guru Peter Travers wrote. "It's typical of Ledger's total commitment to films as diverse as Brokeback Mountain and I'm Not There that he does nothing out of vanity or the need to be liked.

"Ledger's Joker has no gray areas--he's all rampaging id," he continued. "He creates a Joker for the ages."

Pete also says that Heath's performance could, very well, put him in the Oscar race. "If there's a movement to get him the first posthumous Oscar since Peter Finch won for 1976's Network, sign me up," he writes.

Heath's death is also acknowledged in the credits of the flick, along with one of the film's special-effects technicians, who died in a stunt in September.

"In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe," the tribute reads. 

Heath was an amazing talent and his loss continues to be beyond sad.

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