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3,306 Ratings

Joker

Directed by Todd Phillips
United States, Canada, 2019
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

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Joker Directed by Todd Phillips

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2019 | 3 wins including: Golden Lion

Academy Awards

2020 | 9 nominations including: Best Picture

2020 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in Leading Role

American Film Institute Awards

2020 | Winner: Movie of the Year

If you see Joker, it would be best to see it in a theater with a potential psychopath for that added thrill of maybe not surviving it. Seeing it at home will be a waste of time unless you live with someone who might kill you while it’s on.
February 07, 2020
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Joker is undoubtedly the year’s Trumpiest movie and I mean that as a compliment. Not only an intelligent throwback to the feel-bad shock cinema of the 1970s, Joker is all but unique in its social realism: No other movie so cogently addresses the crisis of the present moment, both in Hollywood and the world.
February 04, 2020
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It was a smart choice for the [Golden Lion] even if it was far from the best film in competition—about a handful of works feel decidedly worthier for formally more complex and/or intellectually more thought-provoking. Then again, Joker was the one film in competition that defies easy categorizations (Multiplex vs. Arthouse and some such) while thriving on messing around with expectations.
November 18, 2019
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What are people saying?

  • Ethan's rating of the film Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix gives an incredibly intense performance in this bleak comic book tale. While it's not as great as the movies it's trying to be it is still a solid film about the isolation and disillusionment of society and the lengths people will go just to be noticed. I could have done without the Wayne family storyline and would have much preferred this to be a standalone film but all in all worth a watch.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Joker

    Masterpiece? No. Better than most franchise films? Yes. Triggering? No. It has been a divisive film due to its sympathetic rationale for a psychopath. This is mild. At its best, it reminds me of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The Monster only becomes monstrous due to the 'othering' by society. Influence of Network, King of Comedy, Taxi Driver, American Psycho and Shutter Island is clear, albeit with a lack of subtlety.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Joker

    Dismissed by critics unwilling to grapple with how unforgiving an indictment of our times it really is — a lack of empathy, easy access to guns, inaccessible healthcare, and a fixation on the media’s spotlight all play into the creation of MC Joaquin’s chilling, perfectly Trumpian “Joker.” Philips lands his 180 from comedy with a remarkable command of craft that’s reverent of Scorsese without toiling in his shadow.

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Joker

    This film really put me in a good mood.

  • Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Joker

    PHENOMENAL PHOENIX! The dark genesis of a disabled man, born of an unknown father & an abused mother, beaten child, bullied by a compassionless society where only success counts. From self-defense to revenge, from mutiny to conquest, he finds his role & his identity === La genèse sombre d’un souffre-douleur marginalisé par une société où seule la réussite compte. De l’autodéfense à la conquête, il trouve son identité

  • msmichel's rating of the film Joker

    Phillips audacious and anarchy fueled take on the character has resulted in one of the year's finest films. Aces in all regards from its visual sense to it's bold scripting to it's well planned music usage. But in the end it's about Phoenix's performance and he simply inhabits the part heart and soul creating a fully realized troubled future icon. This might be the most confrontational studio film since 'Fight Club'.

  • LauraPalmer's rating of the film Joker

    "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."—Friedrich Nietzsche. What does it take to make someone turn into a monster? Living in hell.

  • chanandre's rating of the film Joker

    [CascaisVilla] The most relatable emo serial killer since M's Hans Beckert. A very nuanced character. Great tackle on mental disease, comedy, fame and motherhood. I preferred the death of Bruce Wayne's parents as shot by Snyder. Clearly a film slap: a film of the times, for the times. V for Vendetta against the yuppies/1%. Joaquin has surpassed Day Lewis as THE greatest Hollywood character actor. This oscar is his.▽

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