Based on 904 votes and 251 reviews
"The movie stayed Truthful to the source material." What source material? A comic book? This origin story was written for the movie. It was never in the comics. "Detective Comics #168 (1951) introduced the Joker's first origin story as Red Hood: a criminal who, during his final heist, vanishes after leaping into a vat of chemicals to escape Batman. His resulting disfigurement led him to adopt the name "Joker", from the playing card figure he came to resemble."
The was an important detail no one mentioned. Funding for Flecks mental illness treatment was cut.He was off his medication no mental proffessional to monitor his illness. Well made movie and much more to say about it.
Great movie with an excellent performance by Joaquin Phoenix. He is winning the Oscar for sure.
I read the reviews before watching this movie and they seemed to be love it or hate it. I have to say the acting was good , but the subject was just ick. why would I spend any more of my money going to see this kind of movie. NOT ENTERAINING AT ALL
movies about good people? really? It's THE JOKER! This would like going to see the Hangover and complaining it was about partying. Man some people
At first I didn’t like this movie because I couldn’t relate to the main character. However, it wasn’t until the last 30 minutes I realized how people began to relate to him on a level that made sense to them even though they didn’t know he was legally psychotic. The movie was an excellent example of today’s society.
I was just confused. Why would a movie even tell a story like this? Why can't we have movies about good people?
One cool movie
Excellent movie, Joaquin Phoenix is a great actor and did a excellent job as the JOKER.
The best sequel since 102 Dalmations.
5 STARS MENTAL ILLNESS AND GUN VIOLENCE THE JOKER DELIVERS ON RATED R AMERICA,S PROBLEMS CAN,T BE CONTROLLED TOGETHER .
my husband and I left , this was a terrible movie !
Replaying The Joker with a new Actor is hard but the last joker was Dark This one darker Dont take kids someone did when I was there ! So I was ready for dark some ppl like it or not but its was great !
Thats was an awesome movie. The movie stayed Truthful to the source material. Joker becoming psychopath was portrayed beautifully. There was character motivation. Although it would have been icing on the cake if the costume was the classic violet and green.
this was a dark, gloomy and uninteresting movie , don't waste your time
If you don't have a dark sense of humour you will maybe not even understand this movie. It's a masterpiece, but it's not for everyone.
Best movie of the year and most popular. Don't miss it. It courageously challenges the audience emotionally and intellectually. It is not about a super hero, but a super victim. An excellent satire on the modern state, which enjoins everyone to be happy at all times. Don't miss it.
the the joke part of the title was right, would not my children to watch this
the movie just became annoying and repedative , loud and dull
....big disappointment.this s not a family film, it's bloody, violent, twisted... I thought it would be a spin off of a family Batman movie character "the Joker- big mistake. I'll watch out next time for the ratings and the reviews. A true waste of money and time.
a little slow in the beginning as the character joker is being born, but definitely worth the wait. He is an awesome actor. The writer did a great job to show joker as a person with feelings and empathy. Mental illness and bullying pushed him over the edge
Excellent movie, outstanding performance by Phoenix, and the reviewer right below nailed it.
The movie was excellent. Probably one of the top 5 in at least the past 15 or so years. So much to unpack and so much up for interpretation and discussion. It’s not a comic book film per se, but the origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime. Phoenix deserves an Oscar for his performance, but Hollywood...The film already won the world’s most prestigious award in Venice and has grossed over a billion worldwide- with good reason. We live in a society where director Todd Philips could no longer make comedies, because unapproved humor and the concept of free expression and speech has been cancelled by the outrage mob (who are strangely insignificant in number and lurk mostly on Twitter)...so he made Joker. Thank goodness he did. So to all the pearl clutchers and people complaining and whining and especially those who do so and haven’t even seen the movie ... “you wouldn’t get it.”.
if this is a 5 star movie Hollywood is doomed , there nothing redeeming or enjoying to watch here. we shouldn't make fun of the mentally ill
couldn't wait to get out , I don't care if the acting is good , the story was unappealing and bleak , feeds the rage being pushed .
hokey story line , depressing . I go to the movies to ESCAPE AND FEEL GOOD NOT WATCH CRAP LIKE THIS
It's not ENTERAIMNET, but it sure was entertaining!
Great movie. Very interesting that people either loved it or hated it. You really have to like bizarre movies to like this.
SORRY BUT THIS IS NOT ENTERAIMNET
Long, boring and annoyingly loud with the constant psycho laughing. I left the theater in a lousy mood. Would have walked out 30 minutes in but the wife wouldn't so...
An absolutely brilliant film from beginning to end. Phoenix’s descent into madness coupled with a disintegrating society made for a must-watch film. I couldn’t help but wonder if this is what the world will be like in the future. It’s depressing and violent, but at the same time, cautionary. People who aren’t cared for can become monsters in different ways.
Outstanding movie! Joaquin does psychotic really, really well. The producers picked the right actor to take over in the Heath Ledger style, dark interpretation of the Joker character. I'm hopeful in anticipation of where Joaquin Phoenix will take this character in the future. Creepy, sociopathic clowns play into my deepest fears, keep it coming!
Beautifully filmed. I saw it twice and will purchase it. Joaquin's characterization was excellent. Being a dancer, I found his ease of movement captivating, and an excellent addition to the film. Very dark and sad, this film says what we all need to hear about the way Americans treat, or actually don't treat, the mentally ill.
Terribly made movie and actors
One of the best movies I ever saw.... the social commentary is great ! The damaged individual and his struggle within and at times against society. Hey... Knock knock..... What do you get when you cross a societal LONER with a Society that Treats him Like Shit? BANG BANG ! Super powerful movie..... and performance. It feels like an "art film" from start to finish... a lot of people may not "get it" or "understand it".... I think the dudes in clown masks represent today's ANONYMOUS...seem to have the same agenda? I had to watch this movie twice to get it all and understand it better....still a few mystery unanswered questions to make it more interesting..... def. set up for a possible sequel. I think this will be a CULT CLASSIC ! I think the character JOKER in this film would arouse compassion in all but the deadest individuals. 10 +++
Story line kinda phonie,movie dragged on and on.Good actor.
My husband and I went to see this film and found it extremely depressing. Moreover, everything is caricatured. What could be more normal, you might say, given that it was a depicting the life of a comic book clown? Here, to make things really awful, we sink into the worst possible melodrama. As if psychopaths had all been mistreated during their childhood, mocked in adolescence, misunderstood in adulthood without ever having anyone to help them effectively! But no, the vast majority of them were born with a missing bolt in their heads. Something was wrong in them from the start. Here, the director wanted to make us cry by portraying roughly the most cartoonish misery. Everything is in bold capital letters, underlined and highlighted to be sure that we fully understood that the main character didn't have an easy life and that our society is so rotten that we should all revolt and suicide out of desperation or kill each other to put an end to it all. We’ve even been entitled to the poor dwarf ridiculed by the one who was supposed to be his best friend. In terms of the actor's performance, that's Joaquim Phoenix pushed to the extreme all over. In all his films I remember, this actor plays social misfits, loners unable to make friends, depressive people or on the verge of a nervous breakdown, misunderstood guys, sons rejected by their fathers, rebels, etc. In short, he only plays tortured souls. He even played a guy who falls in love with his computer because he can't get along with a real girlfriend. So it's normal that he knows how to play a crazy clown. Talent? If you will, considering the fact that he seems unable to play much else. This simplistic and gloomy depiction of society has already claimed victims. There are people who dress up as clowns and ransack everything in the streets and cinemas where the film is shown. Anyway, don't believe the good things that are said about this movie.