"Christopher Nolan's film is indeed an epic that will leave you staggering from the theater, stunned by its scope and complexity." -- Christy Lemire, AP

When Heath Ledger passed away suddenly and tragically in January, the already eager anticipation for director Christopher Nolan's'The Dark Knight' reached frenzied new heights.

Now, at long last, the reviews have arrived -- and critics are calling Ledger's performance as The Joker Oscar-worthy and hailing the sequel to 2005's 'Batman Begins' as a superheroic masterpiece.

See what top critics from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and more have to say in our roundup of 'Dark Knight' reviews.

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