Excerpt: Director Taika Waititi sees warning signs, and in the shadow of Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers, confronts the uncomfortable and malign with humor, winks, and farce. Jojo Rabbit is a remarkable achievement of wit and wariness – truly one of the best films of the year.
Excerpt: Near the end of WWII a ten-year-old German boy who idolizes the German military finds he has to make some hard choices. While the film usually has high spirits, there are times when the viewer will not find the story a happy one.
Excerpt: As World War II and the Holocaust that resulted fades farther and farther into history, “Jojo Rabbit” attempts to keep that history in perspective for new generations who must be reminded of the dangers of fascism or risk allowing another such atrocity to occur.
Excerpt: The very prospect of a Nazi satire is risky business but Taika Waititi pulls it off like a pro, guiding a great cast and more-than-meets-the-eye characters to a heartfelt, deeply funny, and meaningful conclusion.
Excerpt: Bold, offbeat and borderline blasphemous in its sardonic wit, Jojo Rabbit is at times uneven in its edgy humor, but still manages to pull off its fair share of mixing the absurdity with observational amusement.
Excerpt: Leave it to the comedic genius behind movies like What We Do in the Shadows and Thor: Ragnarok to give us a Wes Anderson movie with Adolf Hitler as a supporting character. Only Waititi would present Nazi rally footage as a Beatles concert – complete with shrieking girls and the Fab Four’s own German-lyrics version of I Want to Hold Your Hand on the soundtrack.