Joker

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Joker
This controversial film is about the Joker character from the Batman comics and films. We investigate the origin of the iconic arch nemesis. The Joker, real name Arthur Fleck, is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night, but finds that the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, he makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events. The film won the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. This film is releasing in 2D and IMAX. This is the 2D version.

No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse) minutes.
112.
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge, Dante Pereira-Olson
Director
Todd Phillips
ScreenplayTodd Phillips, Scott Silver
MusicHildur Guðnadóttir
CinematographyLawrence Sher
EditingJeff Groth
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos
Made in2019
Produced byDC Comics, DC Entertainment, Joint Effort, Warner Bros., BRON Studios, Village Roadshow Pictures, Creative Wealth Media Finance

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama, thriller
LanguageStrong impact crude language used in the context of swearing, demeaning insults and agressive exchanges, occurs frequently.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact realistic visual presentations of psychological and physical violence resulting in noticeable effects like injury, blood-letting, death and emotional effects occur frequently throughout the film.
PrejudiceThe film contains infrequent low impact prejudice in the form of jokes about persons of short stature.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images
Runtime122
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
5
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt has great performances, it’s expertly put together, and it’s simply and quite undeniably incredibly absorbing. It’s also worth seeing just to debate its questionable conclusions.
15
RSG
Leon van Nierop quote iconJOKER is ‘n uitmuntende, selfs geniale, rolprent deur Todd Phillips, wat jou sal destabiliseer, en jou dae later nog mag teister. Ten spyte van sy hoë puntetoekenning moet jy daarop let dat dit nie ‘n Avengers- of Batman-superheldfees is nie. Dis ‘n gruwelreis reguit in die hel in met ‘n grynslaggende mombakkies, wat jou onderbewussyn vir nagte lank mag teister.
18
Metacritic.com
44 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
226 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconJoker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star -- and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconBleak, violent, powerful; not your typical comic book movie.
15

What the People say

IMDB
26548 Netizens
19
The Movie DB
Community
16

Average .. 78%

16

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