Little Joe Reviews

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December 7, 2019
It feels a little too muted to be truly frightening or creepy... But the aesthetic is interesting. I was disappointed, but not uninterested.
December 7, 2019
A wonderfully understated sci-fi horror movie that puts all the right pieces in all the right places.
December 6, 2019
It creates a beautiful world, but no matter how many ideas it throws up, they feel disconnected and do little to stir thoughtful reactions. The film could've benefited from getting high on a bit of Little Joe's pollen itself.
December 6, 2019
A bit too familiar but a fine cast, nice stylistic touches and a fine low-key approach.
December 6, 2019
Put another way, you might want to see Little Joe as an example of what can be achieved on screen with lab coats, a serviceable premise, and a director who allows her movie to sneak up on you.
December 6, 2019
The title of this austere, slow-burning horticulture thriller comes from the name of a plant. Unfortunately, it's also the most intriguing character in the movie.
December 6, 2019
The film never fulfills the promise of its stylish weirdness.
December 6, 2019
a thought provoking piece of paranoia horror where everyone around us is viewed with suspicion.
December 6, 2019
Even before they're infected ... everyone seems pretty dull in Little Joe.
December 6, 2019
Ultimately, the slow invasion felt more style over substance. At one point, a character says, "who can prove the genuineness of feelings? Moreover, who cares?" Who cares, indeed.
December 6, 2019
Hausner's subtle paranoia and eerie precision allow Little Joe to strike that raw nerve of unease and dread like the best speculative fiction can.
Top Critic
December 5, 2019
Effectively creepy...
December 5, 2019
Writer/director Jessica Hausner has created a striking piece of work.
December 5, 2019
"Little Joe" is all about perception and manipulation. While some viewers may feel underwhelmed, those who engage with this cunning film will appreciate its lofty ambitions.
December 5, 2019
This indie thriller is smart, provocative and unique. So why is it a chore to sit through?
December 5, 2019
"One might say it moves like a plant: patient, deliberate and inevitable."
December 5, 2019
"Little Joe" manages to exert a peculiar pull in spite of being constructed with material you've likely seen elsewhere.
December 5, 2019
Incredible mood and a real sense of mystery. Hausner steps carefully but confidently with the picture.
December 5, 2019
Stylish and provocative, but emotionally inert and ultimately underwhelming with no way for the audience to feel connected to any of the characters.
December 4, 2019
It's one thing for a movie to be quiet in its approach. It's quite another for it to have ideas that really deserve less than a murmur, that never scale the heights of mild interest on the way to drama.
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