Joker Reviews

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October 19, 2019
Who should see it: Only those with strong stomachs for bloody violence
October 17, 2019
Simply as a film, Joker leaves much to be desired: It's heavy-handed and derivative. But as with previous superhero narratives, it provides a fascinating allegory for present concerns.
October 17, 2019
The fundamental issue I have with Joker is that it's unnecessary.
October 15, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
Joker tries to be serious in a familiar genre, but hold on to the convention. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 14, 2019
Brutally nihilistic and morally irresponsible, glamorizing and glorifying a nasty, maniacal villain, leaving one to wonder if a reel threat could inspire a real threat.
October 12, 2019
The theatrical trailer for Joker -- tight, controlled, and intriguing -- suggested the best movie Martin Scorsese never made. The actual movie is a shallow and sophomoric effort that isn't about a raging bull as much as it's merely raging bulls***.
October 12, 2019
Phoenix is great, but the movie is a hack job.
October 11, 2019
Is it possible, in the world of 'Joker,' to believe in real heroism? Do the filmmakers even care about that question?
October 11, 2019
Never evolves beyond scene after scene of painful slights, degradations, and worse - empty provocations.
October 11, 2019
A film that takes on the nigh-impossible task of smuggling transgressive underground danger into a contemporary, risk-averse multiplex tentpole package.
October 11, 2019
We've been trolled.
October 11, 2019
For all the discourse around Joker, I was expecting something truly abhorrent - for better or worse. What I was shocked to find is how little of a bite it has.
October 10, 2019
Fleck's descent into madness and self-discovery as a villain is at once gripping cinema and bothersome characterization.
October 10, 2019
"Joker" is a proceed with caution film, with an Oscar-worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix.
October 10, 2019
Joker isn't a work of genius, it's not radical, bold, nor right-wing propaganda. It's just a movie, and a bad one.
October 10, 2019
All the references in Phillips's film don't feel like they're homages-they feel like blasphemy.
October 10, 2019
The film isn't worth arguing over when it doesn't actually say anything at all.
October 9, 2019
Gross isn't exactly a film-critic term. But then Joker isn't exactly a film. For one, it doesn't so much contain a plot as a series of brutal jolts to the senses. It doesn't so much contain characters as people who take and people who get taken.
October 9, 2019
With no huge plot surprises, it's another case of waiting for a film to make reveals you had figured out much earlier. Less "Ta-daa", more "Ta-duh".
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