Todd Phillips’ Joker movie might have just won the highest award at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, but it looks like the movie’s starting to get a few negative reviews.
A dozen negative reviews have been added on to Joker’s Rotten Tomatoes page and now it looks like the film’s rating has slipped down to a 77% fresh score. The reviews seem to be pretty divisive. While well-respected critics have nothing but great things to say about the movie, some others are calling the Joker movie “complete and utter trash.”
“The predictable and cold-hearted cynicism is not worth your time,” one of the negative reviews cautions fans interested in seeing the movie. Other negative reviews compare the events of the film to real-world events, saying that the movie deserves a rotten score because it’s a bit difficult to “separate” the movie from “the very real violence committed by young men like Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in America almost every day.”
These negative reviews shouldn’t really come as a surprise to fans. The dark and gritty themes being explored by the film always suggested that it wouldn’t be for everyone, even if Joker is being considered a potential contender at the Oscars and at the Awards circuit for this year.
Fans are just going to have to see for themselves whether they enjoy the film or not. Everyone has a different taste. Some may enjoy the Joker movie. Some may not. We’ll just have to wait and see what everyone else has to say about the movie once it releases.
Joker premieres October 4, 2019.