JOKER Reviews! (No Spoilers) Best Joker Yet?

  • Published: 04 September 2019
  • Joker Review! Early reactions to the Joker movie are in, with strong Rotten Tomatoes score and rave reviews from the Venice Film Festival. How does this Joaquin Phoenix Joker compare to the Heath Ledger Joker from The Dark Knight? How much does this Joker film connect to the DC world, and how could it connect to the upcoming Robert Pattinson Batman? Erik Voss breaks down what the critics are saying about this Joker (2019) film, what themes it explores, and why Joaquin Phoenix might be the second person to win an Oscar for playing the Clown Prince of Crime. In what ways is this Joker movie an homage to Martin Scorcese's Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy?

    Be sure to watch the upcoming episode of Rogue Theory in which the hosts of New Rockstars break down their Joker final scene theories!


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    Kelly Hopper
    Kenny Smith
    Wilhemina Ebbesen
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    Pony Stark
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    Producer: Erik Voss
    Producer: Zach Huddleston
    Executive Creative Director: Filup Molina
    Post Production Supervisor: Devin Cleary

    Editors: Joshua Hurd, Devin Cleary, Aaron Carrión
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Comments • 757

  • AboutMillions
    AboutMillions  2 weeks back

    How can you review something you havent seen?

    • Joakim Snygg
      Joakim Snygg  1 months back


      • sarosh ENCORE
        sarosh ENCORE  3 months back

        I would want more movies like Joker. Also, it's dark but not that twisty. Also, I love speaking about Joker ❤

        • Justus Bowman
          Justus Bowman  3 months back

          Very little comic book in it? Sold! Keep your spandex and steroids.

          • Moi
            Moi  3 months back

            After this movie I really hoped that all dcs next movies will be this good but that was only BEFORE I saw the trailers for batwoman and birds of pray.

            • ABBOTT
              ABBOTT  4 months back

              Joaquin Phoenix did a good job playing the joker but after I saw this joker movie I walked out the theatre stating that heath ledger is still the best joker we’ve seen on the big screen.

              • Vision Krew
                Vision Krew  4 months back

                Damn i hope the next Batman Movie doesn't F* up this Joker cos damn was a great ending of a movie!!..would be weird to see this Joker fuse with Batman ..hard to picture for me i guess

                • Nikola Tesla
                  Nikola Tesla  4 months back

                  Even though some people say that it's to emotional and grizzly to watch it twice, I so want to see it one more time. But I fear that seeing it twice, in such a short amount of time, might diminish my initial reaction.

                  • Salimah ash Shadri
                    Salimah ash Shadri  4 months back

                    I had this thought too yet i still went to see it for 2nd time anyway

                    And to my surprise, i even love and respect the movie more after that

                • Z M Jones
                  Z M Jones  4 months back

                  The Joker doesn't have "cannon"

                  • Phoenix King
                    Phoenix King  4 months back

                    I don’t think it’s a origin story after watching the movie

                    • Dalek Supreme
                      Dalek Supreme  4 months back

                      We can't trust critic reviews anymore, only the audience ones. On Rotten tomatoes it's 69% from critics, 92% from audiences. The same critics gave the appalling ghostbusters 2016, 74% and star wars the last Jedi 91% lol they are far to interested in social justice and other assorted shit rather than how good the goddam movie is.

                      • Sweet Serenei of Lys
                        Sweet Serenei of Lys  4 months back

                        I would love to see more movies like Joker and hope we do get them haven't spent my money to see a movie in years and this one is the exception

                        • Ale Araya
                          Ale Araya  4 months back

                          I come from the future and yes, Joaquin Phoenix won the oscar.

                          • war craft
                            war craft  4 months back

                            I don't care what anybody thinks of JOKER are morally irresponsible but we need more movies like this

                            • Harry Florencio
                              Harry Florencio  4 months back

                              This movie is incredible. This Joker is mind-blowing. What a masterpiece.

                              • FilmsFor SMARTpeople
                                FilmsFor SMARTpeople  4 months back

                                "...Said the Time Magazine reviewer from his penthouse home overlooking Central Park..."

                                • Dizzy Gaming972
                                  Dizzy Gaming972  4 months back

                                  They aren’t saying violence is good, they are telling the story of the joker their story, he’s suppose to start violence 🃏

                                  • TheElixir007
                                    TheElixir007  4 months back

                                    5:22 had me in stitches! LoL!

                                    • Slash111111
                                      Slash111111  4 months back

                                      This is NOT A REVIEW.

                                      You haven’t even seen it.

                                      How can you call something a review if you haven’t seen it yet.

                                      • Heist Everything
                                        Heist Everything  4 months back

                                        ...maybe Todd, Silver and Phoenix just really wanted to create a great film...

                                        • JJ skyflyer
                                          JJ skyflyer  4 months back

                                          The movie is actually having a lot of mixed reactions and reviews as well now I think the newness of it is wearing off to people be able to kind of look at it clearly

                                          • Golon
                                            Golon  4 months back

                                            In my opinion Joaquin Phoenix as a Joker is a symbol for people who feel oppressed, same as Satan is for Satanists or one or two or hundred hackers are for Anonymous. What Joker is doing in the movie inspires a future "Jokers" we know from movies which happens to take an action in the future. Joker from the Dark Knight - probably a son of a Joker inspired by Joaquin Phoenix (the original Joker). That would explain why there's so many different Jokers, because they were all inspired by movement of one.

                                            • Pranas Vaicaitis
                                              Pranas Vaicaitis  4 months back

                                              DC has a lot of villains who could have origin stories which make us see them in likeable way. However, the question is if those transformarion stories wouldn't be kind of copy. In other words, transformarion caused by isolation, ignorance and people not apreciating that individual. For example I don't think Riddler's origin, transformarion story would be that much different than Joker's.

                                              • TechRyze
                                                TechRyze  5 months back

                                                Not watched many reviews where the narrator hasn't watched the film! 😃

                                                Review roundup, I guess...?

                                                • D.J.
                                                  D.J.  5 months back

                                                  Pause it perfectly at 6:57 . You’re welcome

                                                • Clifford Smallwood
                                                  Clifford Smallwood  5 months back

                                                  Whole time watching I’m thinking have on a jacket 🧥 🤨 lmaooo

                                                  • terah101
                                                    terah101  5 months back

                                                    I hope it's as good as they say. They've also finished the script for Pattinson's Batman, apparently they're focusing on a detective based depiction with some realism. If that does as well as Joker, I think these two can kick start a shared sub-universe of their own within the DCEU.

                                                    • Kaine ZarVel
                                                      Kaine ZarVel  5 months back

                                                      Idc it’s gonna be the best Joker film ever made

                                                      • Buddah Kris
                                                        Buddah Kris  5 months back

                                                        Umm.. it's the ONLY one ever made. (Killing Joke doesn't really count, it's not all about him)

                                                    • Boel B
                                                      Boel B  5 months back

                                                      Going to be amazing

                                                      • Boel B
                                                        Boel B  5 months back

                                                        Movie of the year

                                                        • Erwin Garcia
                                                          Erwin Garcia  5 months back

                                                          Yes..Dark DC is the way to go...cant copy the formula of MCU

                                                          • BLINK ONCE
                                                            BLINK ONCE  5 months back

                                                            No way Pennywise the Clown is the best Joker yet

                                                            • Ladd Davies
                                                              Ladd Davies  5 months back

                                                              DC needs to embrace this darkness to succeed. Dark DC is always the best DC.

                                                              • k j
                                                                k j  5 months back

                                                                Dc black would be perfect for a zodiac killer type riddled movie

                                                                • Sergio Gonzalez
                                                                  Sergio Gonzalez  5 months back

                                                                  This should definitely be the standard 🤩

                                                                  • Agg Or nah
                                                                    Agg Or nah  5 months back

                                                                    Heath ledger will be the best ever

                                                                    • Jose Zambrano
                                                                      Jose Zambrano  5 months back

                                                                      So excited for this movie!!!

                                                                      • הגר גדליוביץ'
                                                                        הגר גדליוביץ'  5 months back

                                                                        Rocketman got a 4 minutes standing ovation but Joaquin deserves an eight minutes standing ovation just for being himself so, yeah, I'm definitely not surprised. When the moment he opens his mouth wide like an animal came up in the trailer I said "WOW" out loud, in a theater full of strangers. It's going to be a once in a lifetime experience, especially for an editor and a writer and a film fanatic like myself.

                                                                        • 100 bhagya
                                                                          100 bhagya  5 months back

                                                                          Joker don't look as terrifying as dark Knight joker

                                                                          • Vincent Simbol
                                                                            Vincent Simbol  5 months back

                                                                            The fellows in Venice really stood longer than this video?

                                                                            • Chris D
                                                                              Chris D  5 months back

                                                                              It's not hinting at more movies, it's just showing that this is Joker and ties it into an alternate universe of DC hero involvement. Off screen of course. It doesn't need to be related to more movies. If you look at DCs amaaaazing animated movies, very few are within the same reality as any other and they work perfectly.

                                                                              • Mike Droz
                                                                                Mike Droz  5 months back

                                                                                When you can't make your own review, you review everyone else's reviews 🤣

                                                                                • YT Lord Brawler
                                                                                  YT Lord Brawler  5 months back

                                                                                  THIS IS OBVIOUSLY GONNA WIN A OSCAR
                                                                                  WHO ELSE THINK SO

                                                                                  • Peter Liechty
                                                                                    Peter Liechty  5 months back

                                                                                    The Dark Knight will never be surpassed

                                                                                    • Abstract_ Al.739
                                                                                      Abstract_ Al.739  5 months back

                                                                                      i still think heath ledger is going to be the best joker

                                                                                      • Brian Burkhardt
                                                                                        Brian Burkhardt  5 months back

                                                                                        That Time review pissed me off more than it probably should have.

                                                                                        • Jason & Chubs
                                                                                          Jason & Chubs  5 months back

                                                                                          Can we get a dark and gritty TMNT movie please

                                                                                          • Maori Boy
                                                                                            Maori Boy  5 months back

                                                                                            Jack Nicholson set the standard.