Jojo Rabbit

critic Reviews

79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score79%
  • Jojo Rabbit's blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste -- but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Jojo Rabbit is clever, charming, laugh-out-loud funny and deeply humane.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    This oil-and-water mix of comedy and drama works, but the sudden contrast between whimsical romantic comedy and the horrors of war can sometimes be jarring. Waititi has a gift for absurdist comedy, but the fantasy scenes seem intrusive at times.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    EJ MorenoFlickering Myth
    Jojo Rabbit works for me on the surface level with good acting and fun direction. Digging a little deeper shows me tons of the film's flaws, so I'll enjoy this from afar.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    As is Taika Watiti's style, Jojo Rabbit is a strange and quirky film highlighting the deranged narrative of Adolf Hitler as seen through the eyes of German youth. The comedy lies a bit too close to the tragedy.
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    Marianna NealImpression Blend
    Really entertaining, surprisingly emotional, very rewatchable, and absolutely worth seeing in theaters, on the big screen.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Whereas the comedy of To Be or Not to Be and The Producers was largely rooted in slapstick and dialogue, Jojo Rabbit finds Waititi taking a more surreal approach.
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    Edward Johnson-OttNUVO Newsweekly
    Jojo Rabbit is terrifying, heartbreaking, violent, tender, cruel, surreal, and occasionally hilarious. I ask you again, are you up to the challenge?
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    Making fun of Nazis by directly portraying Hitler onscreen is making comedy with the difficulty level turned up to maximum. Waititi is up to the challenge.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    A terrifically sloppy film, packed with redundancies, plotlines that never really resolve, and a baffling inability to control tone.
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    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    Jojo Rabbit is one of those movies more satisfying in principle than in practice.
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