Jojo Rabbit Reviews

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December 6, 2019
Rather than laughter or tears, "JoJo Rabbit" elicits only cringes, groans, and yawns.
December 3, 2019
The film certainly has good intentions, but it gets woefully lost somewhere on the road to hell.
November 20, 2019
A terrifically sloppy film, packed with redundancies, plotlines that never really resolve, and a baffling inability to control tone.
November 20, 2019
Jojo Rabbit is one of those movies more satisfying in principle than in practice.
November 19, 2019
Jojo rarely gets more than a chuckle out of its audience, making it surprisingly dull. All the energy and jokes that Waititi layers throughout his other films are non-existent
November 11, 2019
The picture doesn't feel like an absolute failure or even a cheat. It's more like a movie with too many ideas that hasn't quite figured out how to pull them all together.
November 7, 2019
It's a good joke for a while, but after two hours it felt like beating a dead unicorn.
November 7, 2019
This is Waititi's main line of critique: Nazism as a kind of especially pernicious stan culture, its infantile practitioners the original teenyboppers.
November 7, 2019
It's the sort of failure worth saluting, ambitious, somewhat insane, aiming at a worthy target.
November 6, 2019
This could've been something truly special if Waititi didn't insist on spending the majority of his time winking at the audience.
November 6, 2019
It's an uneasy balance between Jojo Rabbit's "Look at these idiots" mentality and the film's more conventional "Learn to love each other" arc.
November 3, 2019
The ingredients are appetizing but the final mixture curdles.
November 2, 2019
Much purposely leans toward the absurd for sure, but it's definitely no laugh-a-minute romp, especially if you simply refuse to giggle at Hitler, et al.
November 1, 2019
Every strong point of Jojo Rabbit -- it's playful, pleasant, easy to watch -- creates equal and opposite distraction.
November 1, 2019
This is a deeply, distressingly insulated picture. It's the Funko Pop Collector's Edition of 'Shoah'.
October 30, 2019
Director Taika Waititi tries his hardest to find the funny in fascism. Mostly, he fails miserably.
October 30, 2019
If the content of a film expressly about Nazi Germany can't fully reckon with its grave sins, maybe it was a bad idea from the start.
October 28, 2019
For all its creative efforts, JoJo Rabbit can seem a bit trivial.
October 25, 2019
When Jojo Rabbit works, which is seldom, it functions in a way that still makes most of its core creative decisions seem questionable.
October 25, 2019
It is morally facile to assume that there is an innocent, warm-hearted kid under every youth-sized Nazi uniform.
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