Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★

Heil Hitler
Heil Hitler
Heil Hitler
Heil Hitler
Heil Hitler

Quirky, humorous, and upbeat for the most part, despite the juxtaposition against a setting that is grave and harrowing. It’s odd, injecting humor into something that really shouldn’t be comedic or uplifting, but, it works splendidly.

Taiki Waititi walked a real tight line when he chose to make this ( like The Walk tight ), but it’s a remarkable achievement to watch a film so passionately being used to undermine the power of Hitler and the Nazis, where they're made to look like what they really are: Bad Jokes.

There’s a tinge of discomfort sprinkled somewhere, felt even through the laughs, and I personally believe that to be the point.


Jojo Rabbit addresses World War II through the eyes of a 10-year-old brainwashed, naive, kid. It’s slightly disturbing to hear a kid shout “Heil Hitler” enthusiastically amidst other things, but as much as the images are colorful, what I love about the film is that they’re always subdued by contrasting scenes that show reality as it really is.

Blithely crafted? yes. But, very heartfelt, definitely.

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