An Origin story of how troubled comedian Arthur Fleck would end up being Gotham’s most notorious villain, the Joker.
Director: Todd Philipps
Writers: Todd Philipps; Scott Silver; based on characters created by Bob Kane; Bill Finger & Jerry Robinson
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix; Robert De Niro; Zazie Beetz; Frances Conroy; Brett Cullen; Shea Whigham; Bill Camp; Glenn Fleshler & Leigh Gill
THE BMAF REVIEW:
This film without doubt will divide audiences with its heavy dose of violence, but the underlying story of how a man who clearly needs help with his mental health problems and horrific upbringing is ignored by the services made to help him and the world around him.
As he struggles more and more to make a connection, he spirals into a route that will see him eventually become the Joker.
This film will haunt you, outrage you and stay with you. You will feel for him for the mental health problems and the fact that he has no support for them but despite what outrage may want you to believe, you will never route for him as he spirals out of control. Joaquin is simply outstanding in the title role and deserves awards.
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