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Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

Score: 7.86 / 10

Director: Taika Waititi
Producer: Carthew Neal, Chelsea Winstanley, Taika Waititi
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 108 minutes

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Jojo Rabbit movie reviews

  • 10

    Jojo Rabbit

    Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:47:35 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    The narrowest of genres. A wartime comedy. But, through humour you see absurdities much more clearly. Those absurdities being a mindless devotion or a fanatical obsession. This film demonstrated those qualities with a perfect note.Taika Waititi has made another wonderful poignant film.

  • 9

    Jojo Rabbit

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:45:00 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I cried at the end of the film it was so powerful. The story reminded me so much of a friend of mine named Alfons Heck who passed away over two decades ago but had been one of the leads of the Hitler Youth and spent much of the rest of his life touring with a Jewish friend of his who survived the camp. Heck himself lived much of this story though Jo Jo is a composite of many voices and makes it clear how odd the late 40's and 1950's where in Germany when the emerging German young adults had to make sense of their ideal of self. If Alfons Heck were alive today he would ask every parent to take their son or daughter to this film.

  • 10

    Jojo Rabbit

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:38:00 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I wish everyone could could see this film. The best film I have seen in many years and a film that will be considered a classic. Jo Jo is a bit of all of us, often born into a world where our beliefs and ideology is stamped on us by our community and where we are pushed and shoved to forward an ideology that more often or not is not one in our best interest. We see this everywhere to today from the police battling students in Hong Kong to the highest levels of the Fbi and the NSA where the Jim Comey's and James Clapper's spin narratives that are untrue. Jo Jo in this story gets the name rabbit because his own moral compass points in another direction and he learns to run like a rabbit until the end when the rabbit finds he is trapped and his own hole is being invaded and where the rabbit finds his courage and awakens from a bad dream into a nightmare but one where he finds his own footing and lives a life that is his own and not someone elses. Perhaps the greatest point of the film is a strong message to the young is to find your own compass in life and don't borrow somebody elses and trust your gut and higher self and be prepared to be the one who swims against the current because to be counterculture in anytime is to oppose the state and it's media and educational institutions. Jo Jo rabbit will make a fine novel and a play and hopefully very soon I will be able to enjoy both. A must see film for young people.

  • 9

    Jojo Rabbit

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:21:06 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Best movie of TIFF

  • 8

    Jojo Rabbit

    Friday, November 22, 2019 7:31:51 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Not having knowledge of the story before settling into my seat, I was at first sick to my stomac during the training scene of those beautiful, innocent youngsters. But then the beauty of the story unfolded and the true meaning of love; putting your life on the line for others. Not a commonplace event. Hitler, needless to say, was a hoot. Finely told saga we are all too familiar with. Let's hope for an end to war and a resurgence of acceptance.

  • 2

    Jojo Rabbit

    Friday, November 22, 2019 2:16:35 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Horrifying to see a child forced to kill a rabbit, being bullied, people hung in the streets, and yes, I know this really happened, but to see it made into a comedy was more than we could handle. My friend and I left after seeing these scenes early on, followed by another woman. Couldn't make it longer to see the fine acting.

  • 9

    Jojo Rabbit

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 3:06:55 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Amazing movie

  • 10

    Jojo Rabbit

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:59:58 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A film like Jo Jo Rabbit reminds me of many of the indy films out of Germany in the 80's and 90's but it caught me by surprise by not being a German film at all. Not since the film The Tin Drum have we seen anything this good. One cannot help but fall in love with Jo Jo since he is boyhood and humanity in one bundle. We all know Jo Jo is really a soft rabbit and ready to love and run free but it is not so much a question if Jo Jo can accept and love that which is different but can a world learn to love Jo Jo and see that he to is a human being. This might well be the crux of the issue as acceptance of differences has to flow both ways, a lesson we still have yet to learn in America in 2019, and for that matter, the entire world. A masterpiece every parent should take their kids to see.

  • 10

    Jojo Rabbit

    Monday, November 18, 2019 12:03:28 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    It's natural for people to joke and parody the very things that scare us the most, or to ridicule the vilest of people. And that is precisely what JoJo Rabbit does so well. From the opening to a German version of "A Hard Day's Night", accompanied by archival footage of throngs of people screaming at Hitler, you know you're in for a lot of fun. The film doesn't try to minimize the true horror of WWII, nor does it try to get into the Holocaust. Instead, it focuses on the last year of the war in Germany, as seen through the eyes of a 10 year-old boy, who is surrounded by discouraged soldiers, Germans who long for the war to end and children being encouraged to "die for Hitler". In other words, it's the theater of the absurd. And this is why, Jojo's imaginary playmate - an incredibly animated version of Hitler - fits right in. Don't look for any deep meanings here. This is simply a boy trying to make sense of the nonsensical.

  • 10

    Jojo Rabbit

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:03:19 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A fun and entertaining movie from start to finish . Well acted as well. A type of movie you might want to see again .