Joker Reviews

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September 23, 2020
Joker is repulsive, cynical garbage that tries acting more meaningful than it actually is.
August 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.
July 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.
July 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.
April 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?
February 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.
February 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.
February 11, 2020
The more I watched it, the more I disliked it. Just did not work for me, I hate this movie.
February 5, 2020
Cinema is dead. Here is your proof.
January 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.
January 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.
January 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.
January 21, 2020
I implore you: move on from Joker. You are better than this. We all are.
January 17, 2020
His story wasn't interesting to me because there never was a valid option for him to chose a different path.
January 17, 2020
Is it good? Parts of it. Did I enjoy it? Not really.
January 14, 2020
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.
December 20, 2019
This film is a Joker cosplay more than Joker. A cipher elevated to saviour by the disenfranchised and angry. It's not only a bad joke, but it's also a sad joke.
December 6, 2019
The result of these creative decisions, however, is that whatever power Joker, as a pop culture icon, might wield, Joker, as a movie, feels toothless.
November 27, 2019
It's an incredibly heavy film. It's well done, but it's heavy and leaves the viewer feeling like they've just gone 10 rounds in a heavyweight boxing match. It's mentally exhausting and desperately dark.
November 21, 2019
Where did the Joker come from? What's up with the clown schtick? Is his mom named Martha? All these questions and more are answered definitively by director Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix, and it only takes two ponderous hours.
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