Joker

Joker

DVD - 2019
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Warner Bros. Pictures presents 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. The film 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.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] :, Warner Home Video,, [2019]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA JOK
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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bethurston
Feb 23, 2020

Very gritty origins movie.Okay, I get it, they wanted to make a Martin Scorsese type super villain film. Thought there were a few plot holes. Yes, Joaquin Phoenix does a really solid job with the character. All the complaining about the mental illness issue is a little ridiculous as it's "The Joker". Excuse the pun, but yes, he's crazy as bat guano. It's just showing the downward slide to that menral state. And first off, the big thing I just couldn't get over is the age difference between the Joker and Bruce Wayne. And at the age the Joker is shown to be, why would Harley Quinn be attracted to him. These were serious issues I couldn't overcome. This is almost like an alternative universe Joker. If you can put things like that to the side it's a decent movie. I mean come on, it's made over a billion dollars.

ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

I can't say that I liked this movie, it was almost too painful to really enjoy. I did appreciate it as different approach to the Joker mythology. This made me realize that other versions of the Joker tend to glamorize his mental illness, but there's nothing shiny or sexy about this portrayal. It's raw and real and a pretty good road map for how those with mental illness can turn into villains.

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Brian K McKenna
Feb 19, 2020

Very violent. Good acting on a wasted story.

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samjenks
Feb 18, 2020

I am not a lover of Phoenix's work but I think this may be the best he will ever due, worthy of an award?

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franzkafka
Feb 15, 2020

It's NOT just me. Things ARE getting weirder out there. The bellicose funny haired political demagogues of the world WILL get what they deserve. Rise Up and Resist! Clown riot anyone?

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lubym
Feb 15, 2020

I was hoping for a better movie based on all the hype. Phoenix should never have been nominated for Best Actor.

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Ephriam
Feb 12, 2020

The actor of the joker did an excellent job but I felt this movie was more of an art type of production and not so much as a block buster one. During the movie I felt the despair of the joker which was done very well but I believe the director went over board with it where I started to loose interest in the film. I do not believe it lived up to all the hype made about the movie.

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ooppii
Feb 12, 2020

I thought this was going to be a Batman vs Joker movie but was I ever wrong. This is an incredibly well produced, directed and performed movie. JP definitely deserved the Best Actor Oscar. I was mesmerized from beginning to end. You've got to watch this.

VaughanPLAlison Feb 06, 2020

Tough to watch at times but oh boy was it beautifully done. Wonderful cinematography, a terrific score, a powerful performance from Joaquin Phoenix, some tough questions asked... just wow. This may be the most realistic but still true-to-character portrayal of the Joker I've seen yet.

VaughanPLDavidB Feb 03, 2020

Martin Scorsese famously characterized superhero movies as being more like amusement park rides than real movies. This movie was more like the scariest house of horrors you can imagine. This is as fine a movie about one person's mental collapse as I can remember. If it doesn't win half a dozen Oscars, it will be a crime.

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kelseygreenwood
Feb 07, 2020

kelseygreenwood thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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SF_READER
Feb 06, 2020

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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

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LoganAddotta
Dec 29, 2019

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humbleworm
Dec 19, 2019

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007Gatsby
Sep 22, 2019

007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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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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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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