Movie Review Joker (2019)
Monday, 7 October 2019 | Admin
In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck embarks on a downward spiral of social revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his infamous alter-ego: "The Joker".
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
I liked Joker but I didn't love it. It was more or less what I expected as far as the storyline, although there possibly is not enough content to justify almost two hours.
As far as Phoenix, he did a good job but IMO not as good as Heath Ledger and way below the Oscar performance already talked about.
Has it been overhyped? Possibly and away from the movie, the hysteria about it promoting violence are well over the top. There are a lot of films far worse on that subject on screen and DVD now.
De Niro was a good watch as ever but no other characters really got a look in and the rest played minor roles to the Phoenix Lead.
Would I go back and watch it again, as I would with "Dark Knight", probably not. Good but not great.
MGN Rating 7/10 IMDB Rating 9/10 Metascore (Critics) Rating 5.8/10