Little Joe

critic Reviews

68% Fresh Tomatometer Score68%
  • Little Joe's unorthodox approach may baffle horror fans lured in by its premise -- but like its title character, the end result exerts a creepy thrall.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This agonisingly slow pseudo sci-fi has camera moves, performances and lines of dialogue that. Seem. To. Take. An. Eternity. To. Deliver. Without. Much. Impact. Or. Dramatic. Pay Off.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    It's a little film. But it's epic.
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    David JenkinsLittle White Lies
    A weirder, subtler film than its surface suggests.
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    Ben CrollTheWrap
    What more can you ask from a film about a mind-controlling flower?
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    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    What if you bred a plant with the power to make people "happy" - and its zombified fans would kill to protect it? You'd have Jessica Hausner's mindbending 'Little Joe'-a 'Body Snatchers' for the age of antidepressants.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It feels a little too muted to be truly frightening or creepy... But the aesthetic is interesting. I was disappointed, but not uninterested.
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    Irene CrespoCinemanía (Spain)
    A very interesting and intelligent essay on motherhood and happiness camouflaged in colorful and dystopian terror. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Kiko VegaEspinof
    'Little Joe' reformulates the paranoia in horror with an exquisite and icy staging. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Guillem Martinez OyaCinematismo
    "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]
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    Monica ReidFar Out Magazine
    Yet another unconventional horror story with a deeply buried message, Little Joe is distinctly unusual in style, narrative, theme, and prevailing mood.
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