Joker

critic Reviews

68% Fresh Tomatometer Score68%
  • 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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    Edward Johnson-OttNUVO Newsweekly
    The fundamental issue I have with Joker is that it's unnecessary.
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    Tony Macklintonymacklin.net
    Joker is a wicked trip.
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    Paula Fleri-SolerTimes of Malta
    Director Todd Phillips does not let up on the bleakness at any point. It is a film firmly grounded in humanity and ordinary and basic human vulnerabilities and needs in moments of challenge.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    Digging deep into his role, Phoenix was the secret weapon required to make us understand the human pain behind Joker's wickedness.
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    Beth McDonoughThe Babbling Blonde
    Joker is a visual feast about mental illness, the crumbling of an unstable economic system, and toxic masculinity that thinks it has something groundbreaking to add to the comic book universe, but merely adds an obtuse reflection.
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    Jerilyn JordanMetro Times (Detroit, MI)
    Phoenix's Joker is a monster of his own making, and the film succeeds in blurring the lines between fantasy, reality, and hyper-reality, manipulating its audience to participate in the horror while challenging the individual's own mental soundness.
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    Rob CarnevaleIndie London
    Joker is a film to admire more than like. But it shouldn't be underestimated. It is a massively impressive, highly intelligent, openly provocative and ferociously performed masterpiece.
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    Alonso Díaz de la VegaEl Universal
    Joker tries to be serious in a familiar genre, but hold on to the convention. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Leonardo Garcia TsaoLa Jornada
    Being one of the few Hollywood actors willing to risk, Phoenix makes the protagonist a man as repellent as fascinating. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Carlos BonfilLa Jornada
    Director without the artistic mastery of a Scorsese, but with capable to recognize the effectiveness of an incendiary speech on the screen in these times of social suspicion. [Full Review in Spanish]
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