Joker review Todd Phillips' 'Joker' movie showases Joaquin Phoenix's talent but isn't as sophisticated as it thinks it is. is a professional clown who becomes a garden variety serial murderer..Joker is a American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver.The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides a possible origin story for the character. Set in , it follows Arthur Fleck, a failed clown and stand up comedian whose descent into insanity and nihilism inspires ."Joker" is a movie about a homicidal narcissist who feels entitled to the world's attention a man who'd Film, Reviews and tagged Joaquin Phoenix Variety Deadline .This is an advance review tied to the Venice Film Festival. Joker opens in the US and UK on Oct. and in Australia on Oct. . You can watch our video review for Joker in the player above..Critics Pick Film Review 'Joker' Joaquin Phoenix is astonishing as a mentally ill geek who becomes the killer clown Joker in Todd Phillips' neo 'Taxi Driver' knockout the rare comic book .'Joker' Review Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Is Indeed Wild The actor puts a horrifically human face on an iconic comic book villain in the year's most controversial movie.Todd Phillip's "Joker" opened Saturday at the Venice Film Festival to effervescent reviews, with many critics highlighting an Oscar worthy appearance from star Joaquin Phoenix..Joker Movie Review Joaquin Phoenix gives performance of a lifetime in deeply disturbing film. Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, His laughs as the Joker are anything but funny, and there are a variety of them. There's the high pitched cackle, and there's the hoarse guffaw which hides the sobs..The film holds your attention up until Joker's terrible revenge bloodbath on the subway early on, perhaps intended to echo the notorious Bernhard Goetz shooting of although Phillips .It has been a month since "Joker" had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and in that time Todd Phillips' dark DC comic book villain movie has taken quite a journey. At Venice, it .