Joker Movie Reviews
Here are the reviews for Joker:
Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer: Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive
Despite its crisp 100-minute running time, Joker feels long and laborious because most of the gags are recycled. The humor is flat, and the characters plain silly. It’s easy to write off Joker as a complete failure, but to give credit where it’s due, the film is less offensive than many Akshay Kumar films we’ve seen recently. Devoid of double-meaning dialogues and sexist jokes, there is stuff here that might have made for an engaging children’s film, had Kunder not fallen prey to that oldest mistake – of treating his audience like fools.Joker unfolds briskly and predictably. Alas, just as you’re confronted with an unpredictable twist in the tale, the film comes to a screeching halt. Once again, an opportunity wasted.I’m going with one-and-a-half out of five for Joker. This is no enjoyable circus. Far from it.
Ratings:1/5 Reviewer: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
despite everything going in its favor, JOKER falls flat on its face! JOKER runs out of gas as soon as director Shirish Kunder establishes the plot, because neither does the comic quotient work, nor do the aliens [fake and actual] salvage the show. In fact, the film makes a mockery of everything you may have seen or heard of UFOs and aliens.While bits and pieces of the first half is tolerable, the film goes completely awry in its post-interval portions. Seriously, what was Kunder thinking while penning and executing this one? Imagine an alien dancing to Indian songs and also doing pelvic thrusts!!! Yes, you read that right! On the whole, JOKER is a joke of a film. Disaster.
Ratings:1/5 Reviewer: Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Joker is a crude joke of a film that will leave you in tears unless you have a stomach strong enough to digest such unmitigated junk.Occasionally, trash does have its uses in the domain of entertainment. But when it decomposes and turns into putrid garbage, it stinks. Yes, Joker is a load of rubbish that belongs in the dump yard.What Joker delivers in the garbled guise of the genre plumbs such depths of vapidity that it stands no chance of ever coming up for air.Give Joker a miss if you value your sanity and money. It gives commercial Hindi cinema a bad name.
Ratings:1.5/5 Reviewer: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
So what happens if a film -- one ostensibly in the guise of a comedy -- doesn't try too hard? The humour here isn't grating, overdone, outrageous, offensive, excruciating, unwatchable. There isn't a single line in Kunder's film that actually works, leaving us with a film that, while commendably brisk in a 100-minute package, refuses to get going at all. Does Joker hold up, then, as a children's film? Not a chance. It's clean, sure, bereft of swearing or innuendo (yet with a sultry item song) but it's also daft. The aliens aren't anything to write home about.
Ratings:2.5/5 Reviewer: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times of india
Joker arouses extreme passions. You'll love it or hate it. It's a totally off-the-wall entertainer powered by corny jokes, OTT filmi characters and tongue-in-cheek sequences. If you like that sort of thing, you'll laugh out loud. If you don't, it's not for you.Joker's a 'vegetarian' family dish that overloads the cheesy corn without adding common sense. Watch if you can digest well.