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LuckyTiger
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How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
“Mixed to average reviews”

Aside from the brilliant character study, the movie is an engrossing society examination. It pulls back layers that reveal a lot of questions.

Yes, it is morbid and dark. But those aspects should not be determinative in their own regarding a review.

I feel the movie should have been more critically acclaimed.


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
Surprising. It's certainly a deep dive into mental health.


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
There is a large portion of critics that hated it for political reasons.


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
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How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?

Easy target for SJW wannabees who jumped on the "do we need another white guy pushed to violence movie"?


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
It was a MUCH better movie when it was called The King of Comedy


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
It would get better reviews if it wasn't called Joker. Outside of Phoenix's acting the movie is only slightly above average. As a Batman tie in its very weak.
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
I think people had pre conceived notions about what the movie was going to be. That it was going to be a beginning of the Batman movies and the joker building his criminal enterprise. Granted, Phoenix was great in the role, but I don’t think many people were super pumped to sit for 2 hours and watch some guy completely lose his shite.


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Green Chili Tiger
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
Here's some snippets of some of the "rotten" and some of the "fresh" reviews:

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For all the hype and anxiety surrounding the film, one can't help but walk away asking, all of that noise for this?


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JOKER is a beautiful but simplistically shallow tale of one man's downward spiral, tacked on to a recognisable cinematic icon. Todd Phillips's film is a Batmobile with the engine of a clown car.


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For what it is, it's gorgeously assembled, with a ragged jewel of a performance by Joaquin Phoenix at its center. The problem is, well, what it is... Joker ends up repeating itself and lap-dancing its same handful of nihilistic points again and again.


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His story wasn't interesting to me because there never was a valid option for him to chose a different path.


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Is it good? Parts of it. Did I enjoy it? Not really.


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Phoenix overcomes the self-pity inherent in the material; he gives Arthur a sweet soul, and makes it hard not to like him, and to cringe when you see his next humiliation coming. In that sense, Joker is compelling.


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Joaquin Phoenix who goes all in with another full-throttle performance full of intensity. It's not entertaining or wholly original in it's approach but it comes with a phenomenal performance.


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t is over before it begins because there is no other possible outcome than what we eventually arrive at, and Phillips and Silver don't give us an interesting enough trajectory to make up for that loss


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It's hard to say if Joker entertains. It's dark and downbeat. There are good, even great, things about it, but overall it's just a little flat. It's one of those movies you can respect, though it's a little harder to like.


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Todd Phillips can dump two cups of Taxi Driver into a bowl and slop in a cup and a half of The King of Comedy, but that doesn't make him Scorsese.


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Joker is a jumble - sometimes brilliant and sometimes trite. Among its flashes of excellence is a self-serious movie that isn't nearly as deep as it thinks it is.


I can't really disagree with any of them.


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
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How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?


It doesn't have universal appeal. The plot, the themes, the narratives - all polarizing.

The only aspect close to consensus is that Joaquin did a great job. Everything else is up for debate.
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
The woke American critics hated it


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
Because it's the movie that was going to cause more mass shootings


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
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It would get better reviews if it wasn't called Joker. Outside of Phoenix's acting the movie is only slightly above average. As a Batman tie in its very weak.


This. It was a confusing film that I don't think knew what it wanted to be. I was thoroughly unimpressed given the audience reactions. It was pretty meh.


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
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How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?


Because it wasn't that great of a movie. Sure, they say it emulated Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. It should have spent a little more time imitating a Batman comic.
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Dr RC
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
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How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?


B/c a lot of people realized that it was really just an art house movie about a person losing their mind that had the Joker slapped on there to sell tickets.

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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
RT ceased being relevant and trustworthy when it overtly changed the rules to favor reviews when Captain Mary Sue,...err. Marvel was released. It's a total shill site and not worth a damn for movie reviews.


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
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B/c a lot of people realized that it was really just an art house movie about a person losing their mind that had the Joker slapped on there to sell tickets.


To quote your gal " It wasn't made for you "



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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
I like it a lot. It was watching a super villain being born. Interesting story for an iconic character


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Dr RC
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
The RT score is just a "did the reviewer like the movie" percentage. It's not the actual average review score.

A movie that gets almost all 6s and 7s can end up with a higher RT score than a movie that gets nearly all 9s and 10s from the reviewers that liked it.

The fact that people can't comprehend this doesn't make RT scores untrustworthy.


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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?
It portrayed a white man as being kicked around by society, that never happens IRL. White men are the oppressors, not the oppressed!

/s

That's why many reviewers didn't like it.


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Dr RC
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re: How Is It That Joker Has A 68% RT Critics Rating?


Sorry for having the ability to tell when an IP is slapped onto a product to boost sales.


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