Reviews

Jan 13, 2022
This modern pharmaceutical twist on the "body snatcher" sub-genre makes for thoughtful, if uneven, viewing.
Jul 9, 2021
A disquieting sci-fi/horror masterwork... constantly striking in its premise, tone, look, emotions and concepts.
Jul 6, 2021
An above-average idea is let down by very average direction in what could have been a tight, tense sci-fi thriller [is] a limp and unconvincing outing...too much explanatory dialogue and some dodgy performances sap the proceedings of suspense or wonder.
Jul 2, 2021
The first English-language film by Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner Little Joe is as slick and as intelligent as anything she has made previously.
Jul 2, 2021
There's an impressiveness throughout without question, it just can't help but waste its potential with a sobering mentality that almost renders itself comatose.
Jun 29, 2021
...a disappointing little bud of a dud that never reaches full bloom.
Jun 25, 2021
Little Joe is an absorbing tangle of protocol breaches and relentless percussion that emotively interrogates the ethics of scientific advancement.
May 24, 2021
It is as soft as a withered flower and slowly plants the seed of boredom within me. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 21, 2020
Unsettling and promising. [Full Review in Spanish]
Sep 28, 2020
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.
Aug 16, 2020
So overloaded with mannered style that its deliberately glacial pacing ultimately outstays its welcome and its messaging becomes muddied.
Aug 3, 2020
Packs dangerous thoughts, but is nothing if not a conversation starter.
Jul 30, 2020
An extremely arrogant film whose genre is unknown and misused for the sake of some story yet to be found. [Full review in Spanish].
Jul 23, 2020
The film updates the plot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers to our fake happy era, with a Charlie Brooker-style cautionary tale.
Jun 11, 2020
A very interesting and intelligent essay on motherhood and happiness camouflaged in colorful and dystopian terror. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 11, 2020
'Little Joe' reformulates the paranoia in horror with an exquisite and icy staging. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 2, 2020
"Little Joe" is the artificial nature. An intervention of people in what they cannot dominate. A sample of how we accept what is harmful and normalize it; a terrifying event. [Full review in Spanish]
Apr 11, 2020
Yet another unconventional horror story with a deeply buried message, Little Joe is distinctly unusual in style, narrative, theme, and prevailing mood.
Apr 10, 2020
As the story progresses, the psychothriller mind games get deeper and crazier, giving it some delectable thematic richness.
Apr 4, 2020
This subtle, insidious science fiction thriller deserves an appreciative audience.