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Joker Earns R Rating From MPAA

August 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Joaquin Phoenix’s turn as the Joker will bot be constrained by ratings concerns, as the MPAA has given it an R rating. Warner Bros. Pictures’ official website for the movie has been updated to bear the ratings stamp from the MPAA.

The film is rated R for “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language, and brief sexual images.” The movie stars Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, and Marc Maron. The Todd Pillips-directed film opens at TIFF and the Venice Film Festival before hitting theaters on October 4th.

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