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/10
1,274 Ratings

Jojo Rabbit

Directed by Taika Waititi
United States, 2019
Comedy

Synopsis

A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

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Jojo Rabbit Directed by Taika Waititi

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2020 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

2020 | Winner: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Toronto International Film Festival

2019 | Winner: Grolsch People's Choice Award

American Film Institute Awards

2020 | Winner: Movie of the Year

The movie is as brave and insightful a portrait of autocracy as any contemporary work of art has offered.
January 06, 2020
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This is a genuinely great coming-of-age movie and, at the same time, a fairy tale about how sudden familiarity with the vilified Other is (sometimes) all it takes to break the spell of cultural indoctrination––a universal parable that speaks powerfully to present circumstances.
November 14, 2019
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This is no thorough analysis of radicalisation or condemnation of ideological evil; the distance Waititi employs finds light in what was so dark, making the film witty, playful and always lucidly well-intentioned.
September 10, 2019
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    [UCI] Cute. Hilarious. Moving. Historically relevant. Not since Lubitsch and Borzage have i seen a film that deals with the hardcore with the lightness and sophistication of a pheasant's feather. Screenplay Oscar? Deserved. Rockwell & Merchant are hysterical, Rebel Wilson is dope and Thomasin is fierce af. ScarJo had some proper 'Mutter knows best' advice about junge Liebe and tyin' up shoe laces. {Rilke and Bowie=♡}

  • Gabriel Vasto Laurindo De Masi's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    In my opinion this is a little masterpiece. It seens like a mixture of Life is Beautiful and Wes Anderson. All the important characters are developed, the satire and the criticism are brilliantly made ("but that's my head!" "yes, there is where we live"), not to mention the between the lines, such as Captain K sexual orientation. The film suceeds in moving from comedy to drama and carries you along.

  • Kenrick Block's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    a brilliant, timely and important satire that transcends its own humor for something much more poignant

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    A daring film that eats away at nationalism & authoritarianism from the inside out. Comparisons to other Holocaust films are inaccurate, there's no 'white savior' like Schindler's List, the humor is never pointed at the victims like Life is Beautiful, or safely sequestered away from the tide of history's weight like Tarantino. This is a film that asks you to place one's belief in individuals, not in Nation States.

  • THE APOLL0's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    Very ambitious film. Takes you inside the society itself that is committing the atrocities. Their point of view is that this is "our" team, "we are going to win". The same words that your society would use to justify violence against any other. The self introspection of JoJo drives the drama and narrative forward straight to both the end of war as well as the end of the story.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    Making an absolute mockery of Nazis may be the best of all ways to get over them; that's precisely what "Jojo" does, while never losing sight of the horrors they wrought. It's constantly landing major leaps in tone with a fluidity that shouldn't be possible, and the performances -- particularly Johansson, Rockwell and Roman Griffin Davis -- are roundly stellar. "Fuck off, Hitler!"

  • Ethan's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    This is a wacky and heartfelt film that feels like a cross between Moonrise Kingdom and The Tin Drum. Taika Waititi delivers a silly film that will also tug at your heartstrings when you're not expecting it. Definitely a movie that will make you think if you give it a chance. Also Scarlett Johanssen really steals the show here.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film Jojo Rabbit

    Part of the insidious revisionism of Nazism served in various filmic packages, Waititi's supposedly well-researched (e.g. on Nazi animal-rights policies) comedy becomes an offensive gesture against the countless victims, merely because it reduces Nazism to the race-issue (elementary historical sociology has thoroughly refuted this mono-causal approach), composed only of intellectually caricatured mumbo-jumbo. Hubris.

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