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Joker (2019)

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Release Date: October 4

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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Arthur Fleck / Joker
Zazie Beetz ... Sophie Dumond
Robert De Niro ... Murray Franklin
Jolie Chan ... Street Worker
Marc Maron ... Ted Marco
Frances Conroy ... Penny Fleck
Mary Kate Malat ... Murray Franklin Intern
Shea Whigham ... Detective Burke
Brett Cullen ... Thomas Wayne
Douglas Hodge ... Alfred Pennyworth
Bryan Callen
Brian Tyree Henry ... Arkham State Hospital Clerk
Dante Pereira-Olson ... Young Bruce Wayne
Glenn Fleshler ... Randall
Bill Camp ... Detective Garrity
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Storyline

Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips' exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Written by Warner Bros.

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Put on a happy face.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

De Niro said his role in Joker pays homage to his character from The King of Comedy (1983), Rupert Pupkin, who is a comedian obsessed with a talk-show host. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Arthur Fleck: I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize, it's a comedy.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Justice League (2017) See more »

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User Reviews

 
As a viewer that actually went to TIFF and witnessed this film and didn't want to believe the hype, it is an absolute MASTERPIECE and Phoenix is a certified legend.
10 September 2019 | by johnerfrankSee all my reviews

I was a person that saw all the hype and claims of masterpiece as overreacting and overblown excitement for another Joker based film. I thought this looked solid at best and even a bit too pretentious in the trailer, but in here to say I was incredibly wrong. This is a massive achievement of cinema that's extremely rare in a day and age of cgi nonsense and reboots. While this is somewhat of a reboot of sorts, the standalone origin tale is impeccable from start to finish and echoes resemblance to the best joker origin comics from the past. Joaquin bleeds, sweats, and cries his every drop into this magnificently dedicated performance. Heath Ledger would be proud. This is undoubtedly the greatest acting performance since Heath's joker. The directing and writing is slickly brilliant and the bleak settings and tones are palpable throughout. When this film was over the place was blown away and every audience member was awestruck that they witnessed a film that could still transport them into a character's world and very existence. Believe the hype. This is going to be revered as a transcending masterpiece of cinema.


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