Ben Nixon’s review published on Letterboxd:
Not the biggest fan of Taika Waititi, nor his work, but this was tolerable, I can admit!
Jojo Rabbit is a brave attempt by Waititi. This movie is crafted by pure creativity. 'An anti-hate satire' is the tagline of the movie and the movie shows the Nazi-era difficulties through humour and mind blowing dialogue (most from Scarlett Johansson). All of the cast was excellent including Roman Griffin Davies, Thomasin McKenzie (who both have a bright future), Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson and an excellent Sam Rockwell (as well as Johansson- albeit I didn’t really understand her Oscar nod, the one for this film anyway!). A surprisingly British cast I’ll also add. Not much of the jokes hit, but they rarely do for me in Waititi’s films; cinematography was good, as was a commendable script.
JoJo Rabbit deserves its acclaim, despite me not being the biggest fan. I can admit, it deserved that Oscar nod for Best Picture, and the win for Adapted Screenplay. From what I’ve heard, it’s a movie that has inspired and one that will be discussed in the future.