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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 10:28am [Edited]
  • England
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The film is certainly not meeting with universal approval but a lot of people love it, as these reviews from across the Atlantic make clear.

"#JojoRabbit is irreverent, bonkers, and surprisingly heartfelt. Taika Waititi expertly pivots between comedy and drama, on top of his amazing performance. I LOVED it." [Corey Chizizola, Cinemablend]

"#JoJoRabbit is one of the more absurd coming-of-age stories I've seen. Funny, bittersweet and unapologetically unique" {Erik Davis, Fandango]

"#JojoRabbit is officially a favorite of #TIFF19 (Toronto International Film Festival). It feels like next-level Taika. The concept needed spot-on work in every single department - it's there & it all comes together beautifully. A whole lotta laughs with purpose that sends you on your way with hope in your heart." [Perri Nemiroff, Collider]

The New York Times points out that, given its subject matter, Jojo Rabbit had massive potential for disaster and praises Taika for somehow pulling it off, adding "The movie played like gangbusters tonight at TIFF and despite its high whimsy, could become a serious awards contender" [Kyle Buchanan, New York Times]

"Taika Waititi knocks it out of the park with the meaningful lunacy of his anti-hate satire" [Peter Howell, Toronto Star]

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 11:43am
  • England
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Quote: Firkin @ 11th September 2019, 9:56 AM

Being dyslexic I fear the Grauniad, it's like they're mocking me.

:D

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 16th September 2019, 8:37am
  • England
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Jojo Rabbit has won the People's Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival and that's seen by many as a predictor of forthcoming success at the Oscars.

The last seven winners of the award have subsequently either won or been nominated for the "best picture" Oscar.

Go Jojo! Laughing out loud

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 20th September 2019, 12:52pm [Edited]
  • England
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One thing JoJo Rabbit does better than any other film I've seen is demonstrate the ease with which huge numbers of people in Nazi Germany were convinced that certain ways of thinking were objectively right and that all other ways of thinking were objectively wrong. Even worse was the widespread belief that people who didn't hold the recommended worldview were to be at least shunned and preferably disposed of altogether.

That could never happen in Britain of course.

I mean, imagine a comedy industry where there was only one acceptable sociopolitical philosophy and everybody had to toe the party line! :O