Robert’s Reviews – Joker

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the new DC movie, Joker. This gritty origin story of the classic Batman villain tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a man who, damaged by his society, resorts to violence and outrage against the system that has ruined his life. Click the video below to watch the review!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 16-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    I’ll have no choice but to watch it because Husband is a fan of horror films and of the television show, Gotham. So when it comes on DISH, we’ll be there.

  2. Steve Steve says:

    I rarely see movies more than once. But I’ve seen Joker twice so far. I thought the movie was ‘sick’ because Arthur Fleck was so sick. He was tortured and demented. I thought Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of this dark figure was masterful. No one could do it like him. His out-of-control laughter makes you laugh, even though you can see his pain. You’re able to see the good side of Arthur, and watch him spin out of control trying to deal with his mother and society. If Joaquin doesn’t win the Oscar, I’ll think Hollywood is sick.

  3. Thanks, Robert, for another thoughtfully crafted videoed review. You’ve actually convinced me to see this movie, though it wouldn’t usually be one I’d pick.

    Well done!

  4. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    This isn’t a superhero movie in the slightest. It’s a movie about mental health, social decay, and wealth disparity, and how they interact. I walked in thinking I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I walked out thinking, Jesus God, just give Joaquin Phoenix the Oscar now.