Joker Reviews

Feb 23, 2022
It's less a genuinely transgressive approach than one closely modeled on the work of Martin Scorsese, and thus more an exercise in homage than rebellion. Even so, that won't stop people from aggrandizing it.
Feb 9, 2022
As committed as I was to Phoenixs performance, I found myself walking out of the theater wondering, why did we need to tell this deeply violent and triggering story now? Where does DC go from here and this standalone film?
Aug 10, 2021
It's a disappointing film only because it could have been so much better.
Feb 17, 2021
Although it has some of the hallmarks of a mainstream movie, there's little that's entertaining about Joker. Phoenix's version of the character is uncomfortable, and his off-putting nature will likely not inspire many repeat viewings.
Jan 29, 2021
Joker is nothing more than a shallow homunculus of better films.
Dec 7, 2020
Surely the most realistic depiction of a supervillain becoming a supervillain thus far.
Sep 23, 2020
Joker is repulsive, cynical garbage that tries acting more meaningful than it actually is.
Aug 16, 2020
Phillips constructs a palpable sense of down-and-dirty dread, helped by Phoenix's commitment ... but the movie stops short of ever expressing an opinion.
Jul 25, 2020
It all reminds me of a Goth teenager: He dresses in black, circles his eyes with mascara and mopes around in his room, all the time with no idea what he's so depressed about.
Jul 1, 2020
Has nothing to say about the issues it raises, so they come across like mere window dressing to what's in the end a fairly conventional comic book supervillain origin story.
Apr 4, 2020
For all the hype and anxiety surrounding the film, one can't help but walk away asking, all of that noise for this?
Feb 29, 2020
It's disingenuous and pandering for Phillips to root through a grab bag of resentments and pick out only the least problematic, like he's trying to find the last candy in the bag that isn't licorice.
Feb 13, 2020
JOKER is a beautiful but simplistically shallow tale of one man's downward spiral, tacked on to a recognisable cinematic icon. Todd Phillips's film is a Batmobile with the engine of a clown car.
Feb 11, 2020
The more I watched it, the more I disliked it. Just did not work for me, I hate this movie.
Feb 5, 2020
Cinema is dead. Here is your proof.
Jan 29, 2020
For just over two hours we are forced into alignment with a monster. And, not only that, it wants us to unrepentantly side with him. It feels hyperbolic to say that this results in a terrible sense of inescapable unease when watching, but it's the truth.
Jan 22, 2020
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.
Jan 21, 2020
...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.
Jan 21, 2020
I implore you: move on from Joker. You are better than this. We all are.
Jan 17, 2020
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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