- Joaquin Phoenix is brilliant. He certainly deserves the Academy Award for Best Actor.
- The theme of economic inequality is important in 2020. It will be one of the big issues of the next 10 years.
- Joker is a story of mental illness. A cautionary tale warning us to provide better health care or the worst can happen.
- It will be studied by film students for decades alongside Taxi Driver. I thought the cinematography superb. Robert De Niro perfect casting.
The film polarized critics; while Phoenix’s performance, the musical score, cinematography and production values were praised, the dark tone, portrayal of mental illness, and handling of violence divided responses. … (68% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Joker has grossed over $1 billion, making it the first R-rated film to do so …
… the most profitable film based on a comic book …
Phoenix is interested in doing a sequel.