Joker ★★★½

This film throws you into a fire and watches you burn to a crisp for 2 hours. By the end you feel, not so much disturbed, but intimidated. The film, however silly the script is at times, feels bigger than you by the end. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance and Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score truly carry this film. Todd Phillips adds barely any originality in regards to the tone. People are gonna hate it for the wrong reasons, people are gonna love it for the wrong reasons. At the end of the day, I’m just a little bummed I saw it instead of Uncut Gems.

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