We were waiting to see what Joaquin Phoenix was going to do with the Joker movie, and he did not disappoint. Joaquin Phoenix acted the HECK out of this one.
In fact, the movie is held together by his performance.
However, I am not sure if I like the movie. I can't decide, like my friend Gwee. One the one hand, it is a powerful piece of drama. On the other hand, it is a dark and depressing tale. If you are looking for a superhero/supervillain movie, this ain't it. And it is even out-darks The Dark Knight.
I am also not sure if I liked the movie's treatment of mental illness.
Will I watch this again? I don't think so. It made me sad. I could not put on a happy face.