Joker

Release Date: October 4th, 2019

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Warner Bros. Pictures Joker stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips. Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips exploration of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Frances Conroy , Shea Whigham , Joaquin Phoenix , Zazie Beetz , Bill Camp , Douglas Hodge , Josh Pais

Director: Todd Phillips

Genres: Crime , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures,DC Entertainment,BRON Studios,Creative Wealth Media Finance,DC Comics,Joint Effort,Village Roadshow Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    An iconic comic-book villain gets an appropriately epic origin story in Joker, which allows Joaquin Phoenix’s raw talent its grandest stage yet. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is Phoenix's film, and he inhabits it with an insanity by turns pitiful and fearsome in an out-there performance that's no laughing matter. Not to discredit the imaginative vision of the writer-director, his co-scripter and invaluable tech and design teams, but Phoenix is the prime force that makes Joker such a distinctively edgy entry in the Hollywood comics industrial complex. show more

  • 40
    Mike RyanUproxx

    Joker is a movie that thinks it has a lot to say and fancies itself The Social Commentary Of Our Time, but in reality it’s a mishmash of Hot Button Social Issues without anything interesting to say at all. So, in that respect, it’s the perfect movie for 2019. Joker is our comeuppance. show more

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