Joker Movie Review Critics Rating . stars, click to give your rating review,It s simultaneously difficult to watch and yet, impossible to take your .Joker writing, cast, and production Joker is a American psychological thriller movie directed by Todd Phillips, who co wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film is inspired by the characters of an American comic book company referred to as DC Comics. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker..Last year we had Luca Guadagnino s solemn version of Suspiria, and now it s Joker, from director and co writer Todd Phillips a new origin myth for Batman s most famous supervillain opponent. Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a pathetic loser and loner in Gotham City, some time in the early s..