Joker

Joker

DVD - 2019
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Most days, Arthur Fleck is bullied in public as he works as a clown-for-hire, but his slow descent into madness is hurried along by his mother's failing health, their strained connection with the rich Wayne family, and his failed comedy career.

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VaughanPLDonnalee Feb 14, 2021

I have mixed feelings about this one. Joaquin Phoenix was outstanding as the Joker. His performance was mesmerizing and completely believable. You can't take your eyes off of him! The movie was tense and compelling to watch. It's really well done and the tension keeps building. But this is not a fun movie. It was disturbing and ugly. So while overall this was a good movie, it isn't something I would ever want to watch again. Definitely a very dark thriller.

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 17, 2020

This is a seriously overrated movie- I found it plodding and dull- and with its over reliance on motifs from the vastly superior films " Taxi Driver " and " The King of Comedy " it was also derivative and unoriginal. The fact that Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for his hammy and superficial performance is even more unbelievable.

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LadyDi52
Dec 17, 2020

WOW!

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dmirza
Dec 05, 2020

Superb...psychological look at how the Joker came to be...a dark movie to be sure....thoroughly enjoyed it

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knighted
Nov 10, 2020

Upon second watch of the Dark Knight I realized it was a mediocre film , but Heath Ledger Joker is still impressive. Where this movie failed to impress me it was not the performances or cinematography. Despite being portrayed as a brooding, dark film on mental illness it came across as very shallow. It lacked originality, which is a shame. Do we have people that bully and treat the vulnerable like crap ? Absolutely. Is the system corrupt and have been making money over mental illness, while we still on some parts is seen as a tabo? Yes . Do we also have good people and those who are underpaid on social work jobs?
The movie didn’t explore Joker psyche or his motivations. It was a cheap use of outside drama to tell a half - baked compelling story.

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contee
Nov 06, 2020

If you like Phoenix then you'll like the movie. He is mesmerizing, draws you into his character and takes you on an emotional ride. His body language is wow! I liked the movie and enjoyed the twist/reveal at the end ...... wish they had extended it a bit more.

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bdehler
Nov 05, 2020

Difficult to rate--totally unrealistic but good acting---you can live without seeing it.

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jeanniewynne13
Nov 03, 2020

Wow! An incredibly dark movie that proved very difficult to rate. Phoenix was amazing in his role. A movie not for the faint of heart.

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mikeedm
Oct 22, 2020

Kudos to lead actor for his performance. Movie was too dark, too depressing. For me this is not what a movie should be unless it is a documentary.

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22950004968244
Oct 21, 2020

Didn't read any reviews before watching but understood it had good reviews. Thought I would have an enjoyable viewing but not sure I would have wanted to watch this if I knew what to expect. Maybe the most depressing movie I've ever seen.

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FriendsDragonsCats44 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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JackieDaytona
May 06, 2020

JackieDaytona thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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madmax011
Mar 20, 2020

madmax011 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

ArapahoeTina Mar 18, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Castielismyangle
Mar 06, 2020

Castielismyangle thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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kelseygreenwood
Feb 07, 2020

kelseygreenwood thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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navy_elk_50
Jan 31, 2020

navy_elk_50 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Psychod_Dad_33
Jan 22, 2020

Psychod_Dad_33 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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rem85
Jan 13, 2020

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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ClaireSarkuci
Dec 29, 2019

ClaireSarkuci thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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madmax011
Mar 20, 2020

Violence: The Joker kills several people, some scenes are very bloody.

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madmax011
Mar 20, 2020

Coarse Language: The F word isn't used many times throughout the movie.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2020

Violence: Gun violence

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007Gatsby
Dec 27, 2019

Violence: Strong, infrequent violence throughout.

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ArapahoeTina Mar 11, 2020

For my whole life, I didn't know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.

ArapahoeTina Mar 11, 2020

The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don't.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2020

Arthur Fleck: I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It's enough to make anyone crazy.

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jimg2000
Jan 22, 2020

73 excellent quotes in IMDb and many thanks to the contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7286456/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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Psychod_Dad_33
Jan 22, 2020

Just a guy with mental issues killing people that don't like him or make fun of him, period.

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