Joker hit theaters to both critic and audience acclaim, smashing box office expectations worldwide. But, in the wake of the controversies ignited by the film regarding copycat violence, yet another debate has emerged.
As of today, Joker holds an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which reflects the audience score. Next to that is the critic consensus, which carries a dismal meta-rating of 68%—a 21% difference. Why such a wide discrepancy?