Little Joe

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Little Joe's unorthodox approach may baffle horror fans lured in by its premise -- but like its title character, the end result exerts a creepy thrall.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This agonisingly slow pseudo sci-fi has camera moves, performances and lines of dialogue that. Seem. To. Take. An. Eternity. To. Deliver. Without. Much. Impact. Or. Dramatic. Pay Off.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    It's a little film. But it's epic.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    For some, Little Joe may seem too sterile to engage emotionally, but I found it glassily unsettling - even more so on second viewing. Inhale at your peril.
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    Linda MarricDaily Mirror (UK)
    Hausner and co-writer Géraldine Bajard present a nightmare in pastel colours in this breathtaking modern sci-fi.
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    Beth WebbEmpire Magazine
    By eschewing fast-paced suspense Hausner takes the sting out of her story, instead showcasing a bold aesthetic sense that feels like an exciting taste of what's to come.
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    Larushka Ivan-ZadehMetro Newspaper (UK)
    A unique, stimulating examination of our quick-fix, happiness-hungry culture.
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    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    It is as soft as a withered flower and slowly plants the seed of boredom within me. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Fernando E. Juan LimaEscribiendoCine
    Unsettling and promising. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Little Joe is a masterclass in off-kilter cinematography, and rising and sustained tension, with the sterile setting of the scientific laboratories the perfect backdrop to this creepy chiller.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    So overloaded with mannered style that its deliberately glacial pacing ultimately outstays its welcome and its messaging becomes muddied.
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