Jojo Rabbit Reviews

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November 3, 2019
"Jojo Rabbit" is a smart, accessible, inclusive film that opens doors at a time when many are slamming them shut. It's a celebration of the gift of life that's inviting you to dance with it. So dance with it.
November 3, 2019
The ingredients are appetizing but the final mixture curdles.
November 1, 2019
There's a deep and sincere sweetness in the work of writer-director Taika Waititi. It's a kind of relentless and innocent good cheer that persists in the face of horror - to the point where the horror is obscured, or maybe defanged.
October 30, 2019
Waititi manages to walk the fine line between fantasy and drama, humor and wartime horror without losing his balance.
October 25, 2019
Jojo Rabbit draws upon the past to make salient points about the state of the world today, with Waititi urging us (sometimes in not so subtle ways) to pay attention to history...
October 24, 2019
It's Waititi's ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional.
October 23, 2019
A sprightly, attractively composed coming-of-age comedy set in World War II Germany, "Jojo Rabbit" is an audacious high-wire act.
October 23, 2019
Too soon? That's the question at the heart of whether you'll find "JoJo Rabbit" a story of acceptance and inclusion or an offensive lark. I'm in the former camp. Your mileage may vary.
October 22, 2019
As a director, Waititi is in command of the movie's disparate elements and harmonizes them into a coherent whole.
October 22, 2019
If "Jojo Rabbit" doesn't finally hold together as we'd like it to, it has attempted so much and been so completely its own film that begrudging it good wishes feels not really fair.
October 22, 2019
Today, making fun of Hitler and his minions is both easy and pointless, because he poses no threat; Waititi is kicking a dead bull.
October 21, 2019
It's such a fine line that this movie walks, and [director Taika Waititi] pulls off these incredible tonal swings. Like, they're acrobatic.
October 19, 2019
Despite its setting in Nazi Germany, Taika Waititi's movie never risks actually disturbing its audience.
Top Critic
October 18, 2019
It's a well-meaning idea that never quite succeeds on the levels of either comedy or drama. Call it a noble failure.
October 18, 2019
An awkward, uneven film, with writer-director Taika Waititi conjuring some touching moments, but unable to pull off the magic act this "Rabbit" trick requires.
October 18, 2019
Waititi is trying to strike an impossible balance here, and while he wins a few big battles, he ends up losing the war.
October 18, 2019
There is genuine zest in the unease of "Jojo Rabbit," and it's weirdly convincing as a portrait of childhood under surreal strain.
October 18, 2019
The film doesn't lack for audacity, or ultimate purpose -- it's against hate and in favor of love. But the adaptation isn't funny enough to sustain the style, which owes an overt debt to Mel Brooks and amounts to Springtime for Hitler Youth.
October 17, 2019
Director Taika Waititi's self-described "anti-hate satire" blossoms into a big-hearted black comedy with the thorniest possible subject at its center.
Top Critic
October 17, 2019
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.
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