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Joker (2019)

Director:
Todd Phillips
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Joker
RUNNING TIME
122 minutes
Producer:
Todd Phillips
Bradley Cooper
Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Screenwriter:
Todd Phillips
Scott Silver


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Arthur Fleck / Joker Joaquin Phoenix
Murray Franklin Robert De Niro
Sophie Dumond Zazie Beetz
Penny Fleck Frances Conroy
Thomas Wayne Brett Cullen
Detective Burke Shea Whigham
Detective Garrity Bill Camp

 

Review

On the one hand this is a tale about how one of the most famous supervillains came about. On the other it's a harrowing psychological study of how damaged, maladjusted, and ignored young men can become radicalized and destructive in urban, modern societies. As centered around Joaquin Phoenix' all-encompassing performance, with all its quirks and mannerisms and all its range and depth, Joker is a more profound human analysis than has come out of Hollywood in a long, long time. Taxi Driver springs to mind. Director Todd Phillips delivers solid craftmanship sprinkled with artistic merit. He maintains a tasteful balance between keeping his film within the Gotham universe and giving it a realistic, grounded substructure. Rarely has an antihero evoked more emotion than Joaquin Phoenix title-creation does here. His joker is everything that Heath Ledger's joker was and more. It's one of the very best acting performances ever captured on film.

Copyright 6.11.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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