Joaquin Phoenix Joker has officially been “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, but with more reviews set to hit the site over the weekend, the score might not last as the score continues to slip. continue reading for details…
Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews from the Venice Film Festival following its world premiere, the buzz surrounding Joker has grown increasingly negative in recent weeks, mostly due to its portrayal of violence and concerns that it could inspire disturbed individuals to rally around this version of the Clown Prince of Crime.
Last night, Joker was officially “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 73%. However, with more reviews expected to arrive over the weekend, there’s a chance the DC Comics adaptation could drop to 70% or lower and lose its “Fresh” certification in the process.
According to the Critics Consensus, “Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for its star — and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.”
There’s still a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding Joaquin Phoenix’s awesome performance, and if there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that he definitely delivers as the iconic villain.