Joker (2019)

Joker (2019)

2019 R 122 Minutes

Crime | Thriller | Drama

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • A film about someone's descent into madness and violence can be a very difficult thing to get right. On the one hand the script must strike a balance between having sympathy for the individual in question whilst objectively illustrating the problem with their actions, and on the other hand it must still work as an engaging narrative. Todd Phillips and Scott Silver's Joker (2019) is a version of the classic comic-book character Arthur Fleck's journey into insanity, so whether or not you like the film will probably be down to how well you feel that it's got that essential balancing act right.

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