In the profoundly fractured city of Gotham, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) has fallen through the cracks of society. A troubled, apathetic life bouncing between clowning by day and pursuing a doomed stand-up comedy career by night leads him ultimately to one bad decision, and a chain reaction of escalating consequences…
Drawing on DC Comics lore and using classic Martin Scorsese hits Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy as touchstones (even featuring Robert De Niro as a TV mega-star), Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker film is heavy on grit, dark themes and piercing imagery.
Todd Phillips / USA 2019 / 1h57m / Digital / 15 – Contain strong bloody violence, language.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Marc Maron, Frances Conroy.