Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★½

Jojo Rabbit has its equal share of emotional moments just as it does with its comedic ones. One thing the trailers don’t depict is just how dark it can actually get.

This daring piece of comedic gold strikes all the right cords. It’s a bold piece of filmmaking and it succeeds in the highest of ranks. The screenplay is a work of genius, balancing equal parts light and dark and tying it all together in what is a very Taika fashion that his fans have come to appreciate and expect.

Thomasin McKenzie is one of my favorite actors to date. After her harrowing performance in Leave No Trace (a highly underrated film), she kicks goals again playing a role which has layers of emotional complexities well beyond her years. And then there’s Roman Griffith Davis. What a performance. It’s easy to see why he’s up there with Pitt, Driver and even Phoenix in this years’ award climb. It’s hard to believe he’s just 10. 10 years old. I mean ask yourself what you were doing at his age and then come back to me.

To sum up: One of the best films of the year that shows just how good Taika Waititi is.

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