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The ending of this movie makes me smile. Watch it, it’s good.

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5/10
I already knew Phoenix could play a mad crazy man after having seen him in Gladiator. I hated his character, and he made that happen, so I was looking forward to this. I was not disappointed by his acting skills. He is all-in and he inhabits the character. That’s where all my stars go. To the acting. The actual story is nothing like I expected. Fleck is pathetic. Nothing more, nothing less. He should be getting help. We see bit about that, but it takes place in an imaginary city, Gotham, and it is never explained why it’s so gross and dirty and so many people are going without their basic needs being met. I don’t read comics, and the viewer shouldn’t be expected to have this pre-knowledge. So Fleck is pitiful and as the movie goes along, he just gets MORE pitiful. We learn horrible things about his past. There is nothing and no one redemptive in this pathetic person’s story. He’s no Travis Bickle, who fooled everyone and presented as normal and then snapped and showed us the real Travis. ...
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@ditzygypsy Thats realy interesting point of view.
I can see that this side of Joker wasnt all that comical or magical.
But I guess that is what they want to serve for now.

For me the message is clear that if you crack somebody all his life, a lot of times the most logical thing to be is simply a broken person, not a batman, or a mastermind.
I would be so thrown off if he turned to some kind of evil genius from this. He was caged physically and mentally all his life. He got ptsd that even he wasnt aware of. He doesnt know who he is at all until the very end of the movie.
Thats very human, you can say basic, but you cant deny they present the story so beautifully

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@ditzygypsy Wow you totally missed the whole point of what the movie was trying to convey. To understand Joker which nobody can actually do but too try you have to get insight on Fleck. Yes he was chained and abused as a kid, we know he's a loser as a grown man and everything in his life supporting that assumption, But that doesn't mean he's not a Legend. what your not getting is the director/writers Todd Phillips & Scott Silver created a storyline that parallels reality as much as possible. For instance Newyork city is commonly referred to as Gotham city we know what Gotham was modeled from. Like why are people so rude from Ny? why does it smell downtown or why is it a rat infestation? You don't need every single answer to these questions but you still accept the situation. There will always be Liberals there will always be Trumpers no matter what even if nobody identifies with those labels. ...
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10/10
All hail Joaquin Phoenix!! *On knees bowing down* this man is one of THE BEST actors of all time and consistently puts out riveting, phenomenal performance after riveting phenomenal performance. After the movie ended, I sat trying to figure out the order in which I would rank my favorite  "Joker" actors such as Joaquin Phoenix, Jack nickelson, Heath ledger, and Jared Leto, but I'm truly stumped and keep swapping positions for one reason or another so I've come to the conclusion that no matter how I try to slice it, I'll never be satisfied with the order I put them in. Moving on...

I absolutely loved the story.  I've seen movies that show the making of certain characters before or origin stories as some call it, but this one is definitely at the top of the food chain. It's brutal, dark, and plausible which makes for a fantastic watch when all of the elements come together like they did in this masterpiece. Joaquin Phoenix coupled with the amazing cinematography, direction, background music and supporting cast was cinematic beauty, cinematic perfection.
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Interesting movie. Phoenix's performance is definitely quite excellent and the whole film hinges on it. It felt to me that it could have been edited down a bit although I did like the fact that the director allowed JP to play out many scenes, just lingering on his performance.

The whole movie is quite dour but rightfully so to show how the Joker arrived to be his twisted, messed up self. I think I may need to see this again to fully appreciate it and take it all in.

[SPOILER]

It's definitely not a perfect film but it is quite excellent with great performances by the cast and a stellar soundtrack that I had listened to before seeing the movie.

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(4d)
10/10
If you only manage to get to the cinema once this year then JOKER should be your movie of choice !!! In the current climate of Hollyweird and its extremist pandering to sjw/woke outrage this film is VITAL !
A masterful and at times unhinged performance from Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role is mesmerising. He is conveying all the desperation, frustration, the naked descent into madness, as much with his body movement as with his spoken delivery. An incredible performance.
Other standouts are the cinematography, art direction and in particular the soundtrack which all combine in a volcanic crescendo in the last 15 minutes. Two distinct colour palettes and screen ratios are used brilliantly; a sort of ‘before’ and ‘after’ to accentuate two different levels of madness - one saddening and one euphoric.
"I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a f**king comedy“ !!!
So do yourself a favour. Get to the cinema and ‘Put on a Happy Face’ as I guarantee you will be smiling after watching this cinematic masterpiece. ...
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(5d)
10/10
10/10 absolutely superb. Ties in great with heath ledgers role and the Wayne story... those that are complaining that it’s making a mockery of mental health issues are clearly missing the point. Maybe cus they never had those types of issues small or large. As some one who has this movie resonates with me on a higher level. Bravo

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9/10
I watched the hell out of this last night! I can't believe why reviewers declare this to be so violent. I've seen a lot worst. I will say, this gets a 10/10 & I'm a Marvel fan. So a score like that has to tell you something! [SPOILER] BRAVO!

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9/10
If you want to know the "origin" of the joker, this movie is the one to watch, although sad at times to see someone that is so far into the "darkness of insanity" . Phoenix did an excellent job, that laugh was creepy enough that it gave me nightmares(literally,lol). Excellent acting on everyones part. Dark Knight is still my favorite Joker movie..showing the Joker beyond redemption,at his highest evil, and wants the world to burn..

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(1wk)
9/10
I give this movie a ten all the way across the board he played the hell at of this part best joker played yet better heath leger joaquin phoenix just won award for this appears of the part acted his ass off best part was rite at 1:29:22 wow lil dude was f**ked up with that sooo funny hey can you get tha door lol

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(1wk)
10/10
It is a great movie.. One of the best jokers.really really recommend it.

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(1wk)
10/10
This is a dark film but, in a strange and funny way. Just a simple guy in New York getting brutalized and has had enough. Being made the but of jokes. And after the one tragedy, then a damning report that makes him snap. Not to say that he was a ticking time bomb. Joaquin Phoenix deserves an oscar for his performance. He's absolutely great. Many things to say about the twisted events that mess up his life would be spoilers. This is a must watch. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10. One of the best parts has to do with Robert De Niro towards the end. I despise De Niro and low and behold, redemption.

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@tesla1911 Maybe I'll get a bunch of cards printed out that say what he gives to the lady on the bus. "Forgive my laughter, I have a disorder and a pathology that causes sudden frequent and uncontrollable mood changes that do not correspond to the state of mind. This can happen to people with brain lesions or particular neurological disorders. Thank you!"

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10/10
Wow, just wow! I can't say anything as eloquently as some of the other commenters but I can say, this is a great movie. So dark, so deep. Joaquin Phoenix is a master at his craft. Sublime. I can't recommend this enough.

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Music by Paul Francis Gadd/Gary Glitter was used in this movie. Reportedly, in 1999 Paul Francis Gadd admitted to being in possession of child pornography, for which he was convicted. In 2015 he was convicted of attempted rape and indecent assault.

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(1wk)
10/10
Absolute Genius Movie. Watch it! Perfect Acting. Maybe the best Movie this year? Good mindblowing story

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9/10
Favorite Super Hero movie yet. Why? An excellent background story, which just draws you into loving the Joker. [SPOILER] Gotham City is just a village after all.

Joaquin Phoenix's performance is phenomenal, they couldn't have picked a better lead. It was also nice to see Robert Dinero out there cuting the rug again.

No need to say more, just read the other reviews. It would appear that the Joker is someone that everyone can sympathize with to some degree.

Unrelated Tangent: Sympathy for the Joker. Mick Jagger should sing it.
The use of the word Empathy is being overdone in these days, and I've had arguments with English Grammar Nazis on this, but Empathy is when you have experienced exactly the same thing as another and associate with it. Sympathy, is when you listen and try to imagine what the experience would have been like, but you have not personally experienced the exact procession of events. So Empathy is almost unachievable and is a paragon of Sympathy. ...
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it is gorgeous in theater experience.
Beautifully shot, beautifully acted, beautifully wrapped.

it would be so risky for Joaquin Phoenix to be just a clown in this and overreact, but he just hit every emotion right on the spot, make it impactful to the audience.

NO no dont worry and whine about violence.
John Wick killed hundred people in one movie in a super graphic way possible.
This movie doesnt do that at all. Chill

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(4d)
@kent.girl I agree wholeheartedly that this film is a ‘must’ for the big screen and surround sound. The impact would be lessened watching on a TV. 🤡

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Heath who?? Jack Nicholson What?!!? Jared Le....Ok yeah, Thats A TRUE Stretch(sorry bout that Generation whatever TF you surely named yourselves, on Reddit no doubt.) Anyways, all Jokes aside(get it? All Jo...yeah you got it), in Joaquin Phoenix the Standard has been officially raised to, dare I say, PERFECTION? It may be that I am eerily similar in my own life to that of Mr Arthur Fleck's big screen dramatization, why I think we have the new benchmark. Like the Joker, I have held a gun, I have, and I know this will blow your brains right out your left nostril, but get this... I too am a Male, but wait there is something else that makes our connection mirror reflection like or like shadows. I also have a Mother!!! BOOM BABY!!! CALL ME JOKER! Or join my wife and my daughter and lovingly refer to me as either Jack Ass or Retard**k!

As far as the movie and my similar on all levels existence, it is much watch entertainment! Tell me the truth though, several hours after the end credits have rolled and you are doing whatever it is your doing, tell me you're not haunted by that laugh!
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10/10
WOW!!!! This movie is absolutely MINDBLOWING. First i was a bit suspicious about the hype about it ( it hasnt started yet in German cinemas ) but this Masterpiece just stunned me. i saw more than 2000 movies and this is an instant milestone.
If Joaquin Phoenix doesnt get an Oscar for that i am sure noone wants it instead.
THIS performance is from outer space. This laughter is from hell and pain.
Phoenix lost over 20 kg of weight and this man is able to let his shoulder blades actually act
dark darker ...Joker
i actually understand why US police showed more presence around cinemas
if the ones Trump made loosers react like the Gotham community ....
a MUST WATCH 10/10

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@Adrian88 Why would you make this political by saying, "if the ones Trump made loosers"? You're spreading hate for the President of America, the millions of Americans voted for and support. Just because you obviously hate Trump, is no excuse for a remark like that. Maybe you didn't hear the part where Arthur said he wasn't political and he doesn't care about that. This is about a mentally disturbed loner that society treats him like trash. Abused as a child, discovers that he's adopted and been told lies all his life and snaps. I agree with all of your comment until you have to mention, "Trump made losers". I actually feel sorry for Arthur, not anger. Remember what he had wrote in his journal, "spero solo che la mia morte abbia più senso della mia vita" "My life is a comedy"

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@tesla1911 i wrote about the movie and some of the conclusions that irresistibly obtrude themselves.
I suggest you do the same.
If you wanna play "I love my Maga cap" please restrict yourself to anysubj.com
You will find lotsa friends there.
Thank you

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@Adrian88 I don't see anywhere that I said, "I love my Maga cap". I don't even own any such type of hat, signs, or clothing of any kind. I'm not playing a game. If you read my review that came before yours. I said nothing about politics. Spreading hateful comments that you specifically wrote down is what draws violence, not the movie. I don't have any affiliation with any political party. I can understand both sides the political situation. I am on no ones side. I just don't believe that this is the place for it. I would recommend that in your future reviews, that you do just that and enter a review of the movie and leave your political views out of it. I would say that for everyone. Merci pour votre réponse.

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"JOKER" 9/10 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠 = HEAVY WORSHIP

Theres been a while since a comic book related movie has delivered on all levels. This film I was especially weary of because Joaquin Phoenix is such a great actor sometimes writers and directors he works with over play their hand and butcher films that should be great but end up being a debacle like his outing in 2017 "You Were Never Really Here" But this film "Joker" kind of caught me off guard because writer/director Todd Phillips didn't dress this film in the usual super villain comic story attire that plagues the cinema screens giving this film an altruistic or unselfish and realistic dive into the mad mind of the world's most beloved and celebrated villain "Joker". This film may not be a true story but it's hard not to imagine "Arthur Fleck / Joker" having a life that doesn't parallel to thousands of others who lived and felt those similar conditions. ...
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10/10
Have not seen this Joker movie, and I think Arthur is in this movie but it is, so it was all about the Joker, because I haven't seen this movie for the whole time, and the intro part is very similar better than the prequel movie.

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@MarieCateyes Did you watch this movie?

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7/10
Joaquin Phoenix is a great actor. He's unique. He's a wonder to watch. The story of Joker is intriguing. I felt so sorry for Arthur in this film. Isn't that what film is supposed to do? Suck you in and make you feel like it's real? The characters are real?

In the end, I understand how one can get to this point. It's a breaking point. And it is getting crazier out there. I thought the movie was going to be a bit crazier but it's 100% a character piece. I still enjoyed it.

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8/10
Don't trust the Joker, especially with your heart.

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10/10
Bravo----Bravo! 10/10. Totally compliments Ledgers performance. Was wondering why the cucks were getting up & leaving the house, would love too know which part got them 1st....[SPOILER]

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10/10
For 120+ minutes I was seduced by Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips into following them through their vision of Gotham, where the garbage lies piled high on the streets of the city and the people go about their daily business of whatever they need to do to pay the bills, and put food on the table.

Arthur/Happy is doing exactly that as a clown, but instead of getting people to laugh with him, he provokes them to laugh at him. He finds comfort and safety in the apartment that he shares with his dear mother who used to work for a certain Mr. Wayne (Bruce's Dad) some thirty years before.

Mental illness, flights of fancy and a knack of laughing at the wrong time in front of the wrong people lead him into a series of events and actions from which there is no returning.

This is a wonderful piece of film ART, and Phoenix paints a Joker that is imbued with humanity in all its lightness and darkness. An unforgetable performance and a worthy prize winner in any award ceremony.
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@box I was coming here to comment after watching this film, but you completely knocked it out of the park and covered any and everything I would have said except you did it far better than I probably would have. Evil needs to just disable comments on this page and leave only yours. 💚

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