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Reviews of the new Joker Movie
Oct 4, 2019 at 02:09 AM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Friday, the new movie Joker will be theatrically released in the United States. 
  • The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy in supporting roles. 
  • The movie is a Joker origin story, depicting the famous Batman supervillain as a failed stand-up comedian who turns to crime and chaos in Gotham City. 
  • So far Joker has drawn polarized reviews from critics: many have praised Phoenix’s performance, but others have taken issue with its dark tone and subject matter.

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Times Union

Phoenix brilliant in very good 'Joker'

Mick Lasalle
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Los Angeles Times

Joaquin Phoenix puts on quite a show in ‘Joker.’ And the portrait of madness is both bleak and glib

Justin Chang
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The Atlantic

Review: Even Joaquin Phoenix's Skill Can't Save 'Joker'

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The Guardian

Joker review – the most disappointing film of the year

Peter Bradshaw
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