USA Germany | 2019 | 108 mins | M Violence & content that may disturb
- Director: Taika Waititi (‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’, ‘Boy’)
- Writer: Taika Waititi
- Cast: Roman Griffin DavisTaika WaititiThomasin McKenzieScarlett Johansson
- Comedy, Drama, War
A darkly whimsical satire,
Kimberley Elizabeth, Nightmare on Film Street
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis), whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in her attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his naive patriotism.
Jojo Rabbit is a movie with a lot of heart, a lot of qualities that are sure to make it a hit with crowds, and just enough unique magic to make it one of the more pleasurable movie-going experiences of the year.
Lindsey Romain, Nerdist
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.
Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes