Matthew Dudman’s review published on Letterboxd:
Elsa Korr: You're not a Nazi, Jojo. You're a ten-year-old kid who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club.
Didn't think i'd like this as much as I did but here we are.
The first act is a real slog and isn't all that great but once the film really picks up it becomes a very touching commentary on how easily and fiercely fascism can fester itself in young people.
It does struggle to shake the Wes Anderson vibe for a lot of it's run time but that isn't necessarily a bad thing as the film is immensely entertaining and in many ways far more emotionally effecting than even Wes' best work.
The child performances are truly great from both the leads and they have a really genuine relationship and chemistry. Everyone really brings their A-game to the performances here.
Check this one out if it's showing near you. It's really worth your time.
2020 Ranked: boxd.it/4wNiE