Jojo Rabbit

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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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Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.


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All Critics (134) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (107) | Rotten (27)

  • Director Taika Waititi's self-described "anti-hate satire" blossoms into a big-hearted black comedy with the thorniest possible subject at its center.

    Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Jojo Rabbit is gently comic for a while, and then surprisingly affecting at the end, so perhaps it's not fair to wish that Waititi had opted to deal more directly with the horrors of the Third Reich.

    Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello

    Top Critic
  • It risks going wrong in a dozen different ways and manages to avoid at least half of them.

    Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • As much as it makes you laugh, Waititi's must-watch effort is a warm hug of a movie that just so happens to have a lot of important things to say.

    Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

    Brian Truitt

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • Waititi injects enough heart and wit into this enterprise to make a case that artists like him should at least be trying to find creative ways to educate new generations about the horrors of the past.

    Oct 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • You'll laugh, you'll cry - sometimes at the same time. But love or hate Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi's hit-and-miss Nazi dramedy is damn near impossible to shake. Our suggestion: Stick with Waititi, he's worth following anywhere.

    Oct 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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