A mesmerising lead performance gives Todd Phillips s divisive reimagining of the comic villain raw power. Mark Kermode, Observer film critic..Joker review the most disappointing film of the year | Joker | The Guardian. film of the year. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. The malign clown [email protected]_Marric @heavier_things .Mark Kermode just reviewed Joker, out in cinemas now in the UK and The film also stars Zazie Beetz "Deadpool " , Frances Conroy TV s .