"mr. ledger magically and mysteriously disappears beneath the skin of his lean, sinewy character. it is a screen performance, as good as the best of marlon brando..."
-- stephen holden / new york times
"ledger's magnificent performance is an acting miracle. he seems to tear it from his insides. ledger doesn't just know how ennis moves, speaks and listens; he knows how he breathes. to see him inhale the scent of a shirt hanging in jack's closet is to take measure of the pain of love lost."
-- peter travers / rolling stone