Katalas’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.
There is honestly nothing to say about the content of the film. Mihai Malaimare Jr.'s cinematography is beautiful, reminiscent of a film by Wes Anderson, and the music by Michael Giacchino is obviously superb. I appreciated the touches of humour, although it was the context that sometimes bothered me.
Regarding the casting, the whole thing seemed good to me. Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin McKenzie gave a good performance, Scarlett Johansson was lovely and at times gave me a smile, Taika Waititi knew how to make the character of Adolf Hitler childish. But it is especially the performances of Sam Rockwell and Stephen Merchant that have not stopped me from laughing.
However, I left with a divided feeling. I have nothing against satirical films and love some of them (I think for example of Brazil, Dr. Strangelove, Office Space, Network or The Great Dictator), but the message of Jojo Rabbit left me indifferent.
The movie shows the Nazis as "good-natured", and we quickly forget the horrors that this Party did during the Second World War. But after all, maybe that's what Waititi wanted to show and I didn’t get it.
There is no denying, however: Jojo Rabbit is a daring film and told in a very different way from what you can find in other films. While this film may not be made for me, it remains enjoyable to say the least for other things, and it can be greatly appreciated by others.