Jojo Rabbit

critic Reviews

76% Fresh Tomatometer Score76%
  • 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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    Nick SchagerThe Daily Beast
    Irony may not be dead, but the brand peddled by Jojo Rabbit is certainly DOA.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    Perhaps it's the ease of Jojo Rabbit that made it an enervating viewing experience. Waititi's ability to engineer emotional effects is real, but it also verges on the mechanical...
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's such a fine line that this movie walks, and [director Taika Waititi] pulls off these incredible tonal swings. Like, they're acrobatic.
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    Wade MajorFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It goes from the absurd to the poignant in a very acute way... It is so unique, so original, and such a refreshing breath of incredibly fresh air.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaFirstpost
    An incisive, empathetic, intimate portrait of isolation. It's graceful, sweet and strange, and despite its twee exterior, it manages to stare social malaise right in the eye, giving it the kind of dressing-down that doesn't simply preach to the choir.
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    Jonathan RomneyFilm Comment Magazine
    Waititi has been interested in likeable, sheepish misfits, and the hero of "Jojo Rabbit" is absolutely cut from this cloth.
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    Matthew DoughertyThe Filtered Lens
    Waititi brings his signature wit to the script, and his direction walks a thin line that maintains the film's lighter tone while keeping the gravity of the whole Nazi Germany situation in check.
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    Lisa Johnson MandellAtHomeInHollywood.com
    You will find yourself alternately laughing and crying, but continuously dazzled, by Waititi's gorgeous, vaguely Wes Anderson-esque style.
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    John SemleyThe New Republic
    Despite its setting in Nazi Germany, Taika Waititi's movie never risks actually disturbing its audience.
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    John NguyenNerd Reactor
    [Jojo Rabbit] is a type of movie that's hard to pull off if you're the wrong director or writer for it. But luckily, Taika is behind it.
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