Little Joe Reviews

November 11, 2019
Little Joe is a terrible waste of potential.
June 12, 2019
The actors all speak like robots... and the Japanese music of Teiji Ito (of the 70's), added to strange noises, creates an artificial and useless atmosphere. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 4, 2019
Hausner seems more preoccupied with shipshape formalism and a jarring soundtrack than in creating a resonant mother-son story...this time, the form just takes over everything else.
May 27, 2019
The film never gets to fascinate or move too much. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 25, 2019
Hausner can't really find the tension in the story.
May 23, 2019
It shows a remarkable rigidity, almost orthopedic, that does not benefit the strictly fantastic nature of the proposal at all. [Full review in Spanish]
May 21, 2019
In lesser hands, Little Joe would be a very dangerous film. As it stands, the latest masterful psychodrama from Austrian powerhouse Jessica Hausner still has plenty of potential to offend.
May 21, 2019
It promises a crossbreed of shrewd science fiction and health care satire, but it scuppers its genre creds in exchange for a sterile arthouse drama that rather muddles its conceit.
May 21, 2019
Slow acting, mannered sets and stylized filming make this film itself sadly affectless.
May 20, 2019
Little Joe has no dramatic impetus whatsoever; it becomes a series of dull, repetitive moments, with a cacophonous score trying to find the pulse and a misguided take on anti-depressants flatlining it completely.
May 20, 2019
With little to chew on in terms of suspense and a metaphor that fails to send the mind reeling, the eye drifts towards the set design. But.. even the film's visual style feels like a patronizing explanation of Little Joe's simple metaphor.
May 17, 2019
None of this is represented in any compelling dramatic style, and the actors - all very talented and assured - have perhaps not had clear enough direction. It is a mood piece. Whose mood leads nowhere.
May 17, 2019
A lifeless, tone-deaf variation on Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Little Joe rots on its own vine.