Rolling Stone

The Dark Knight

2008

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Christophe­r

Nolan’s Batman magnum opus is rightfully remembered mostly for Heath Ledger’s unhinged Joker. Yet that opening heist feels like a top-notch

Heat tribute, the Midtown chase scene involving a new and improved Batmobile moves like gangbuster­s, and Batman’s abduction of a Mob accomplice via bungee rope and a jet airplane will leave your palms sweaty. Along with its seriousnes­s of purpose and Ledger’s sociopath in greasepain­t, credit The Dark Knight’s set pieces for helping the superhero movie

level up.

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