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Movie Review: The Joker (2019)

Movie Review –
Joker (2019)

Language – English

Genre – Dark emotional psychological drama and Crime

Cbfc Rating -A

Producer – DC Films,
Village Road Show Pictures,
Warner Bros.

Director – Todd Philips

Cast –
Joaquin Phoenix
Robert DeNiro
Zazie Beets
Frances Conroy
Brett Cullen
Josh Pais
Glen Fleshler

Plot –
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as The Joker.

What’s Good –
Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck (Joker) has played his career-best role ever.
He lost 52 pounds of weight to fit into the character.
The portrayal of a loser who is walked over by many and the psychological trauma that he goes through every emotion is portrayed in his acting.
The film portrays an American city in financial depression which reflects on the psyche of the people and how they cause mental and physical torture to others and how ruthless, cruel and mannerless people become in such a state.
The movie deals with the issue of mental illness psychological trauma which in turn can cause madness eventually when their limit is crossed.

What’s Bad – The movie is no feel-good cinema it is dark, it is punishing and cruel to the eyes and the mind to see. This dark psychodrama
has multiple scenes which will disgust you.

My Verdict – Joker is a movie that portrays dark psychological traits when a person is pushed over the brink. Brilliant acting portrayal but not the cinema for the weak in the stomach.

My Rating-
4 of 5 Stars.
Firdaus Pavri

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