Joker

critic Reviews

69% Fresh Tomatometer Score69%
  • Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star -- and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    For what it is, it's gorgeously assembled, with a ragged jewel of a performance by Joaquin Phoenix at its center. The problem is, well, what it is... Joker ends up repeating itself and lap-dancing its same handful of nihilistic points again and again.
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    Jorge Ignacio CastilloPlanet S Magazine
    Ultimately, Joker blames society for its "hero's" unraveling, letting this maniac off the hook. Simplistic, yes. Reckless, undoubtedly. But not totally invalid.
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    Chris BarsantiEyes Wide Open
    ...A lethally dull and spiritually deadening exercise whose strained black humor and self-importance makes even the profundities of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy feel meaningful by comparison.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    I implore you: move on from Joker. You are better than this. We all are.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    His story wasn't interesting to me because there never was a valid option for him to chose a different path.
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    Nathaniel WayneCouncil of Geeks
    Is it good? Parts of it. Did I enjoy it? Not really.
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    Mina TaklaAwardsWatch
    Todd Phillips creates a terrifying masterpiece and one of the best and most daring comic book films ever made.
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    Derek DeskinsEdge Media Network
    To celebrate "Joker" as the best of the year is akin to telling your friends of all the celebrities you met while walking through Madame Tussauds. It isn't and you didn't.
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    Andrea ChaseKiller Movie Reviews
    an original thought-piece that builds on the dissonance of the past as a way to conjecture about the future.
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    Lauren VenezianiWBAL-TV
    Joaquin Phoenix gives one of the most memorable performances of the year and of his career in Todd Phillips' Joker.
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