Jojo Rabbit

critic Reviews

79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score79%
  • Jojo Rabbit's blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste -- but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Taika Waititi's film is tender, daring, and sharp -- precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check.
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    David SextonLondon Evening Standard
    The tonal shifts in Jojo Rabbit don't work because they're not seriously intended, the intention here being instead to remain consistently cute.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Jojo Rabbit is many things, well-intentioned among them. Brilliant it is not.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    Jojo Rabbit is bold in its inversion of expectations and its reimagining of a familiar subject. There's nothing trivial about it.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A pointless Hitler-spoofy YA adventure with a 12A certificate, obtusely accentuating little-kid cuteness and optimism amid the quaintly imagined non-horror.
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    Jake ColeLittle White Lies
    A staggeringly ill-conceived satire that completely fails to explore its own premise.
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    David LambleBay Area Reporter
    One of director Waititi's real achievements is balancing his orchestration of this fantastical fable with the need to make periodic guest appearances as Adolph.
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    Jojo Rabbit feels genuinely spontaneous from moment to moment even as Watiti's clear focus on motif and foreshadowing reveals a film that reflexes and reflects upon itself.
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    Damon WiseUncut Magazine [UK]
    Wes Anderson is a good reference point; Waititi's film is saturated in a similar aesthetic and tone.
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    Wendy ShreveFeaturing Film
    JoJo Rabbit doesn't work as a satire because no matter how much time has passed, the tragedy continues to overwhelm the ridiculous.
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