Disturbingly, good. Extreme comment on today’s environment with a nod to it comic roots. Joaquin Phoenix embodied today’s Joker. Definitely Oscar worthy. An abused boy with behavioral health issues in today’s harsh society is at the root of this film. You have to walk away questioning the systems we have in place and our values. The film is a harsh look at the world in which we live as though the film maker is taking us to task to look at what we have created and exit in. The film leaves on the edge of Hollywood, showcasing the blurred lines of reality, absurdity and entertainment as it sets up for its possible second installment. This film certainly isn’t for everyone but if you want to think, have conversation and live for the moment in the dark world that surrounds the downtrodden, this is worth a gander. Everything about this film from direction and script, to casting and cinematography was done right. An excellent one for film study! Probably not for most date nights!