20+ Joker Movie Reviews + Joker Delivers Record Opening Weekend

the largest October domestic opening weekend of all-time and the fourth largest opening ever for an R-rated feature. The film was the #1 movie domestically and overseas, kicking things off with a $234 million global launch.

‘Joker’ Delivers Largest October Opening Ever with $93.5 Million – Box Office Mojo

Congratulations go out to Joker ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ for setting an October record, seizing #1 R-Rated Venom from 2018.

Here are 20+ recent Joker Reviews from around the Blogosphere. Did my best to separate into recommended and not recommended based on the review rating. If there wasn’t a rating of any kind or it was unclear whether the reviewer recommended or not, then put under “unrated.”

WARNING: some of these reviews contain spoilers, just in case you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may want to wait until after seeing to click through and read the details of what/how/why others thought (as we normally do ourselves).

RECOMMENDED

  • Knapp on the Go: “…. a character study on an interesting man that just needed help from society. ” 9/10
  • Keith At The Movies: “…. an audacious film that isn’t cavalier towards its violence nor numb to its effects. I saw it as a terrifying warning and an indictment of a society that not only creates monsters but lifts them up” 4.5/5
  • Long Time Geek: “… Joker is the most important movie of the fall, if not of the year.”
  • Mark Gorman: “… you don’t get a 9.1 rating on IMDB without reason.”
  • Think Outside The Box Office: “This is my new favorite movie of the year.”
  • LittleMovieReviews: “…a brilliant and fresh take on the villain, and is definitely the darkest film that we’ve seen related to the DC Universe ” B+
  • MovieBuffStuffSite: “… will not be for everybody, and that’s OK – while not perfect, it still offers a compelling portrait of a monster created by the society he lives in,” 8/10
  • At The Foothills of Madness: “A mesmerizing performance from Joaqin Phoenix charts the rise of a villain, not an anti-hero” 4/5
  • Inside Out – ” It’s also a narrative to the economic divide, extremist nationalism and uprising we see in so many societies today ” 4/5
  • thefilmera.com: “…provides a wretched, revolting, and terrifying villain at its core…” 3.5/5
  • cultfaction: “… Phillip and Phoenix have combined to produce a stark portrait of what society can do to someone who is stuck on its wrong side ” 7.5/10
  • matthewliedkeonfilm.com: “… It can hold a person’s attention with its thrills and because the character study lends enough interest, plus Phoenix is great.” 3/5

NOT RECOMMENDED

  • TheLostHighwayHotel: “… There’s nothing to get worked up about here. Despite the best efforts of everyone, Joker is thoroughly – perhaps even fatally – so-so.” 2.5/5
  • Bib’s Corner: “…if you are interested in the Joker’s origins, if you don’t mind some graphic violence, and you don’t care about the larger extended DC Universe it’s a great movie. I am the opposite of all three and that is why Joker didn’t do anything for me. “
  • thelegionnaire.net: “…what makes a good movie for me is one that attempts to elevate my spirit to a higher plane.  There is none of that here, and thus my recommendation is to steer clear of this one “

UNRATED

  • Kendall Lacey: “…. Great cinematography, perfect performances, this really is special.”
  • hellogines: “… This move was dark. There was no one to root for. It was a clash of fantasy versus reality.”
  • Dr.Alderman: “…this type of renditions happen once in a blue moon, great work, great actor, great aesthetic experience.”
  • localbibliofile: “…a beautifully shot film that gets under your skin, making you shiver with thrills as it exposes and condemns Gotham City and the world we live in “
  • sickflickreviews: “…causing the viewer to ask herself what about the film is really happening and what is merely a delusion.”
  • dsfilmreviews: “…showcases a society that had become too complacent with a harsher way of thinking, and lack of empathy for those sitting on the edges with nowhere else to go. “
  • 9takes: “…follows a fairly known path, but Joaquin makes the journey tolerable in spite of some bumps along the way, “

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