Joker, un futur grand classique du genre super-héroïque, au même titre que The Dark Knight ? C’est bien parti ! Dans ces premiers avis – complétés par la mise en ligne des premières critiques -, la performance de Joaquin Pheonix est bien évidemment saluée, au point qu’une nomination aux Oscars lui tend déjà les bras. Le long métrage clownesque de Todd Phillips est décrit comme « sombre, tordu, brutal, fou, audacieux, magnifique, drôle »… Le mot « chef d’oeuvre » est lâché plusieurs fois. Si on devait malgré tout dégager un défaut, il semblerait que ce soit le message du film. « Dangereux », à l’image de son protagoniste principal ? Une chose est sûre, Joker ne laisse personne indifférent et tout cela augure de belles et longues discussions sur les forums du monde entier !
Le film, qui relate une histoire originale inédite sur grand écran, se focalise sur la figure emblématique de l’ennemi juré de Batman. Todd Phillips brosse le portrait d’Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), un homme sans concession méprisé par la société dans ce film qui se présente comme un récit inquiétant.
“Bring in the clowns!!!” 🤡 #Joker will surprise the hell out of people. Dark, twisted, brutal origin story of the most recognised villain in popular culture. Joaquin Phoenix adds another iconic performance to his extraordinary career #Venezia76
— Radek Folta @Venezia76 (@rdfolta) August 31, 2019
Joker is a well-crafted, performed, and very watchable film made to be a lightning rod for conversation. However, it's so thematically malleable that it ends up being about everything, which kind of makes it about nothing.
My full review: https://t.co/rWaDOjKLov
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) August 31, 2019
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) August 31, 2019
There will be before Joker. And there will be after Joker. I don't know if the world is ready for this movie. Or maybe it is? It is GNARLY. It is crazy. It is audacious. It doesn't hold back. Wow. I can't believe it exists. But it does. And it's coming.
— Alex Billington @ Venice (@firstshowing) August 31, 2019
JOKER: visionary & derivative. radical & cowardly. the boldest comic book movie since The Dark Knight & also just another day in Chuckletown.
JOKER is all contradictions & chaotic evil. for better or worse, it’s the movie the Joker would want.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) August 31, 2019
I now understand why @wbpictures decided to play the #JokerMovie in Venice and #TIFF. 'Joker' is a great movie. It just so happens to be a comic book movie. #JoaquinPhoenix will absolutely get nominated for an Oscar and the film has a real chance at end of the year awards. pic.twitter.com/0KGyvWZrfi
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 31, 2019
Joker feels like if Scorsese made Taxi Driver as a comic book film. Amazing performance, great score, but I’m not sure it knows what it’s trying to say. Could potentially be dangerous for the wrong person to watch. Some fun twists that make me want to see it again and discuss.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 31, 2019
— Total Film (@totalfilm) August 31, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix's performance in #JokerMovie is nothing short of Oscar-worthy. 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. #Joker pic.twitter.com/cnrL9bsdR2
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) August 31, 2019
#Joker is a masterpiece. It's FUCKED UP. 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. I was not at all expecting that… #Venezia76 pic.twitter.com/tFFVGR2Alh
— Awais Irfan @ Venezia (@OasisAwais) August 31, 2019
JOKER is a bold, bodacious love letter to Scorsese's #TheKingOfComedy, 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#JokerMovie pic.twitter.com/WCk1Ya4FFG
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 31, 2019
— Little White Lies (@LWLies) August 31, 2019
— Olivier Sarbil (@oliviersarbil) August 31, 2019
"You’ll definitely feel like you’ll need a shower after seeing it, but once you’ve dried off and changed clothes, you’ll want to do nothing else but parse and dissect it."
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) August 31, 2019
I can’t quite believe how good Joker is. It’s a masterpiece. Funny, dark, beautiful, full of rage, and really fucking cool. Joaquin Phoenix is masterful and every shot is sublime. #Venezia76
— James Jones (@jamesjonesfilm) August 31, 2019
#JokerMovie is an efficacious & disturbing film that's equally meritorious & tragic. Phoenix's roaring, monstrous performance as the Clown of Crime is so immaculate, so maestoso, it's a prodigious accomplishment, and marks the apex of his already superlative career. #Venezia76 pic.twitter.com/YeHZg4WqHd
— International Film Critique (@IntFilmCritique) August 31, 2019
#Venezia76 The #Joker we fucking deserve. Rings of comedy, rings of fire. It's a circus, it's a carnival, it's a mayhem. Phoenix brings us dancing through this social disease and it's a triumph. #JokerMovie
— Lorenzo Ciorcalo (@rotovisor) August 31, 2019
I saw the @JokerMovie and REALLY dug it. It's a feature that steals your attention and requires time to process. It's an acting showcase for Joaquin Phoenix and a story that's ambiguous and surprising, but one that really grounds Arthur Fleck's transformation. pic.twitter.com/OOWgpct13i
— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) August 31, 2019
— Joker Movie (@jokermovie) August 31, 2019
Joker est réalisé par Todd Phillips et sort en France le 9 octobre 2019, avec Joaquin Phoenix (Arthur Fleck/le Joker), Robert De Niro (Murray Franklin), Zazie Beetz (Sophie Dumond), Frances Conroy (Penny Fleck), Marc Maron (Ted Marco), Brett Cullen (Thomas Wayne), Douglas Hodge (Alfred Pennyworth) et Dante Pereira-Olson (Bruce Wayne).