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--culminating in his transformation into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

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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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KEREN SMITH
Oct 02, 2020

I'm giving this movie 1.5 stars.
This movie is not for the faint of heart. A VERY dark movie. There are some very violent moments where it was difficult to watch.
Joaquin Pheonix did an amazing job on this origin story for Joker.
For those who have seen American Horror story, Frances Conroy plays Penny Fleck.

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movie20
Sep 27, 2020

A very deep and disturbing interpretation about how The Joker became The Joker. Of course, Pheonix did an excellent job. This type of movie is right up his alley. It was also written with him in mind for the lead role.
I like how the alley scene was included in the movie when Bruce Wayne's dad gets killed.

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Bookworm39
Sep 21, 2020

I did not care for this movie. Too much violence and killing. Parts of it I did not understand. Waste of time.

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timsborden
Sep 14, 2020

This is a very grim movie about mental illness. There’s nothing fun and very little that’s entertaining. For the most part I felt uncomfortable while watching. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but given the Batman association I was expecting something a bit lighter. This is not a comic book superhero romp and definitely not for kids. I’m not sure that I recommend it though it was well done.

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mwojewnik
Aug 28, 2020

For all the publicity and all of these completely undeserved nominations - EXTREMELY disappointing.
I really have NO clue why this movie won anything at all. Yes, the main character Arthur is well portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, but this whole picture has just a very grim, dark plot with no climax and any sort of a punchline at all. Certainly "Joker's" filmmakers completely forgot what the cinematography is all about - the storytelling, that needs to be told well enough to keep the viewers engaged. "Joker" fails in every possible way, it is predictable, ugly and worst of all - boring. I now understand why it was so easy to borrow it - nobody wants to watch it and there is a reason for it - this movie is simply a TURKEY and deserves maximum half star out of 5 - at most. Pity it has stolen an Oscar for the leading male role from Di Caprio, who got robbed again. Watching it is a waste of precious 2 hrs and 2 minutes of your life, don't even think about it - there is really nothing in there....

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Janice21383
Aug 18, 2020

When evaluating a film I don't care for personally, I try to imagine who would like it, and why? And usually make a fairly long list, because taste, and what people want from a movie is subjective. With Joker, I could think of only two audiences: people who don't usually watch serious dramas (let alone films like the King of Comedy and Taxi Driver, which are obvious "inspirations"), and Joaquin Phoenix fans. Phoenix won a Best Actor Oscar for this film, but he should also have won an MVP, because he is literally the only outstanding reason watch.

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SusyHendrix
Aug 17, 2020

Loved it in the theater, but rewatching it now, it's very derivative and ham-fisted. Joaquin is great though

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dsw3914
Aug 13, 2020

It was just to odd, weird, and strange for me.

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MattAboutLibraries
May 06, 2020

MattAboutLibraries 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

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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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