Is Joker a Good Movie? Yes, But in a Cringe y Way. Joaquin Phoenix delivers big time in the Todd Philips auteur turn that no one really .This film is not a comic book movie. It s part drama and part character study, and every decision that Fleck makes is pivotal to the plot. Ledger s Joker in "The Dark Knight" is different every time he is on the screen, it s for a reason and extends the plot. What the "Joker" doesn t do is glorify violence..However, look past the headlines and you ll find not only a great comic book movie but a film that s deserving of some serious awards attention .