The Joker (2019) – Movie Review

Review of 2019 Todd Phillips movie Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck/Joker. I saw this movie on September 10th at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Storyline: An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it’s a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

Director: Todd Phillips
Writer: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: Aug 31 (Venice), Sept 9 (TIFF), Oct 4 (Wide Release)
Runtime: 2h 02min
Production Companies: DC Films, Village Roadshow Pictures, Bron Creative, Joint Effort
Distribution Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
US MPAA Rating: R
Budget: $55 million

===== REVIEW SCORES =====

DANNYMALT SCORE: 8.0
IMDB Score: 9.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metascore: 73

Review Scores as of September 11, 2019.

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===== EXTRA INFO =====
Intro & Outro Music in video by Illinois Brass Band “Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Illinois_Brass_Band/Music_to_Summon_the_Spirits/

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