Lucas’s review published on Letterboxd:
To put it simply, one’s enjoyment of “Jojo Rabbit” hinges largely on whether or not they buy the sudden shift in tone. What begins as a thoroughly funny spin on Hitler Youth camps dramatically shifts to being a dark and quite depressing story. When the comedy fades, this becomes a really poignant film, making you realise that this is indeed about a child living his life in wartime, and coming to terms with what it means to be a human. But, as I said, this shift in tone is so sudden that it can be quite jarring at first. Yet, I personally think Waititi pulled it off excellently, creating a story of two halves that still feels full, entertaining and powerful all the way through.
“My face looks like a goddamn street map, woman!”