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Film lovers, critics and journalists in attendance at the premiere have since taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the movie. 'I can't quite believe how good Joker is. It's a masterpiece,' one review said. 'Funny, dark, beautiful, full of rage, and really f*****g cool. Joaquin Phoenix is masterful and every shot is sublime.' Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of the DC Comics character (Picture: Warner Bros.) Another critic went on to call the film 'gnarly' and 'audacious'. 'There will be before Joker. And there will be after Joker,' he said. 'I don't know if the world is ready for this movie. Or maybe it is? It is GNARLY. It is crazy. It is audacious. It doesn't hold back. 'Wow. I can't believe it exists. And it's coming.' While one critic singled out Joaquin's performance as 'roaring' and 'monstrous'. '#JokerMovie is an efficacious and disturbing film that's equally meritorious and tragic. 'Phoenix's roaring, monstrous performance as the Clown of Crime is so immaculate, so maestoso, it's a prodigious accomplishment, and marks the apex of his already superlative career.' Advertisement If that doesn't excite you enough already, then we don't know what will. The film's artistic director, Cameron Bailey, also previously revealed that the film was a 'really original take on comic book movies'. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, he said: 'It's terrific. So it should play on our largest stage. But it's a really original take on comic book movies and on the Joker character in particular. 'It's not based on an existing story, it has one of the greatest actors in modern cinema, Joaquin Phoenix, in the lead, and Robert De Niro is in it as well – one of the best actors that has ever lived. But it has an interesting tone and approach to it.' Joker is set to be released to UK cinemas on 4 October. Got a showbiz story? If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Who's in the cast of the new Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix? MORE: Joaquin Phoenix admits he was scared to take on Joker: 'I love that kind of fear'