The ‘Joker’ First Reactions From The Audience

The movie directed by The Hangover’s Todd Philips, stars three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix as mentally ill comedian Arthur Fleck/Joker and will take place outside of the current DC cinematic universe.

Joker, which is set in 1981 Gotham City, held its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, giving fans and critics their first chance to see the film, so from the early reaction online it sounds like viewers were completely blown away.

The early reviews are almost unanimously positive, with particular praise reserved for Phoenix’s ‘Oscar-worthy’ performance as the Clown Prince of Crime.

The actor, who lost 52 pounds for the part, seems a shoo-in to receive his fourth Academy Award nomination for his turn as a failed comedian who slowly rises to become the iconic comic book villain.

So, many reviews describe Joker as “dark”, “gritty” and “really f**king cool”, with some saying that the comic book move genre will never be the same.

Here Reaction of the first audience who watched ‘Joker’

A Nightmare on Bread Street

Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in Joker Movie is nothing short of Oscar-worthy and he fully commits to the role mentally and physically. Todd Phillips delivered a game-changing comic book film, and I cannot wait to see it again.

Awais Irfan

Joker is a masterpiece. This film is sinister and uncomfortable in the best way; I’m actually just shocked it exists… This is a DC film. And it is DARK AND DISTURBING. I am in pure awe and I’m actually delirious.

Olivier Sarbil

Joker was just… Just, just WOW. The Academy Award for Best Actor must go to Joaquin Phoenix

Brandon Davis

I saw Joker  and it is unlike anything before it. The movie is dark, thrilling, and chilling. An insane masterpiece.

The movie absolutely transcends being a comic book film and acts as a character study which, at times. The movie will make audiences uncomfortable in wild ways. 10/10

Erik Davis

JOKER is a bold, bodacious love letter to Scorsese’s TheKing Of Comedy, told through the lens of DC’s most iconic villain. Dark, disturbing, brutal & sad, it’s about an abused man who doesn’t start living until he’s dead inside. Joaquin Phoenix is so damn good Joker Movie

Erik Davis

What I love most in JOKER – aside from Phoenix’s guttural performance & some terrific cinematography- is seeing the humanity in this character, even if that humanity slowly slips away. It’s unlike any comic book origin story you’ve seen. Divisive? Probably. But ferociously unique

Film Updates

Joker has been receiving unanimous praise from critics after its Venice debut, where it received a thunderous standing ovation, with critics calling it a “darkly funny”, “thrilling”, “tragic” “masterpiece” anchored by a “powerful, Oscar worthy performance” from Joaquin Phoenix.

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