Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

WWII black comedy from writer-director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), who also stars as a little boy's imaginary friend: Adolf Hitler. Winner of the People's Choice Award at Toronto Film Festival 2019 and Best Adapted Screenplay at both the 2020 Oscars and BAFTAs.

The world view of a lonely German boy, a Hitler Youth, is upended when he discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace) in their attic. Aided only by his moronic imaginary friend, Hitler, Jojo starts to confront his blind nationalism.

Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards 2020 and BAFTAs 2020; Grolsch People's Choice Award, Toronto Film Festival 2019
2019Rating: 16, L P V108 minsUSA, Germany
ComedyDramaWar
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Extremely clever

I thought this was one of those movies where you saw all the best bits in the trailer, there was a lot shown and it all looked great but it wasn't at all. Like New Zealand where Taika Waititi hails, it is a surprise and delight at every turn. I found it to be a beautiful film even with the sad and disturbing elements it explored. I cant wait to see it...

5.0
0

Emotional, hilarious and deeply poignant, Waititi once again proves himself as a national treasure.

4.0
1

Unbeleivably bold

Disturbing in parts but an exception to the rule of creativity. Never seen anything like it before. Best closing line ever.

5.0
2

Boom

This was a fantastic scripted and acted movie. Great humour and plenty of memorable moments. Loved it.

5.0
1
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Jojo Rabbit is bold in its inversion of expectations and its reimagining of a familiar subject. There's nothing trivial about it.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Jojo Rabbit is bold in its inversion of expectations and its reimagining of a familiar subject. There's nothing trivial about it.

4.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

… a skilful film but also one that is bound to divide people.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

In the end, the audience will leave uplifted by this enthralling, entertaining plea for tolerance and know that they've seen a very Waititi take on World War II (Bowie tracks, robots and all).

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

If there was ever a time for a story which does nothing but spread love not hate, that time is right now. The bond between mother and son, between new friends and old ones and the idea that we have to mend the self-made fissures in humanity generation by generation - it’s all here. JoJo Rabbit will wrap you up in the cinematic group hug that laughing and crying together in a dark theatre can bring.

5.0
2
Collider

Collider

press

Taika Waititi scores again thanks to his signature style of comedy, excellent cast, and message of love and hope.

2
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Just as it was easy to like 1999 multiple Oscar winner Life Is Beautiful, it was even easier to dislike it, and the same holds true for Jojo Rabbit...

3
Variety

Variety

press

It's a feel-good movie, all right, but one that uses the fake danger of defanged black comedy to leave us feeling good about the fact that we're above a feel-good movie.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What Waititi thinks is shockingly audacious is in fact frustratingly timid, he opts for a gentle prod when maybe a punch would do.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

[I]f "Jojo Rabbit" has anything to teach us, it's that sniffles can be an even greater divider.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Disposable frivolity that promises fun at the cinema, if not resonance.

3.0
0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Jojo Rabbit is more of a roast than a reckoning, which I suppose would be fine if it were only aiming for comedy. But this is a movie with lofty humanist ideas.

2
Time Out

Time Out

press

In its precision, Jojo Rabbit may remind you of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, another comedy in which clownish forces of fascism squared off against love, humour and elegance - both movies feel like they come from the same universe.

4.0
1
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Jojo Rabbit is bold in its inversion of expectations and its reimagining of a familiar subject. There's nothing trivial about it.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Jojo Rabbit is bold in its inversion of expectations and its reimagining of a familiar subject. There's nothing trivial about it.

4.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

… a skilful film but also one that is bound to divide people.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

In the end, the audience will leave uplifted by this enthralling, entertaining plea for tolerance and know that they've seen a very Waititi take on World War II (Bowie tracks, robots and all).

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

If there was ever a time for a story which does nothing but spread love not hate, that time is right now. The bond between mother and son, between new friends and old ones and the idea that we have to mend the self-made fissures in humanity generation by generation - it’s all here. JoJo Rabbit will wrap you up in the cinematic group hug that laughing and crying together in a dark theatre can bring.

5.0
2
Collider

Collider

press

Taika Waititi scores again thanks to his signature style of comedy, excellent cast, and message of love and hope.

2
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Just as it was easy to like 1999 multiple Oscar winner Life Is Beautiful, it was even easier to dislike it, and the same holds true for Jojo Rabbit...

3
Variety

Variety

press

It's a feel-good movie, all right, but one that uses the fake danger of defanged black comedy to leave us feeling good about the fact that we're above a feel-good movie.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What Waititi thinks is shockingly audacious is in fact frustratingly timid, he opts for a gentle prod when maybe a punch would do.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

[I]f "Jojo Rabbit" has anything to teach us, it's that sniffles can be an even greater divider.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Disposable frivolity that promises fun at the cinema, if not resonance.

3.0
0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

Jojo Rabbit is more of a roast than a reckoning, which I suppose would be fine if it were only aiming for comedy. But this is a movie with lofty humanist ideas.

2
Time Out

Time Out

press

In its precision, Jojo Rabbit may remind you of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, another comedy in which clownish forces of fascism squared off against love, humour and elegance - both movies feel like they come from the same universe.

4.0
1

Extremely clever

I thought this was one of those movies where you saw all the best bits in the trailer, there was a lot shown and it all looked great but it wasn't at all. Like New Zealand where Taika Waititi hails, it is a surprise and delight at every turn. I found it to be a beautiful film even with the sad and disturbing elements it explored. I cant wait to see it...

5.0
0

Emotional, hilarious and deeply poignant, Waititi once again proves himself as a national treasure.

4.0
1

Unbeleivably bold

Disturbing in parts but an exception to the rule of creativity. Never seen anything like it before. Best closing line ever.

5.0
2

Boom

This was a fantastic scripted and acted movie. Great humour and plenty of memorable moments. Loved it.

5.0
1