Jojo Rabbit Review: 7 Ups & 2 Downs

Taika Waititi delivers a tricky anti-hate satire.

Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi
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Taika Waititi's controversial and fiercely-debated anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit has finally landed in UK cinemas, and most certainly gets 2020 in film off to a roaring start.

Though broadly well received by critics, the film has nevertheless received predictable pushback from all sides of the political spectrum, some deeming its mere existence offensive, while others have decried it for quite the opposite, for not taking its delicious premise quite far enough.

But with two Golden Globe nominations to its name and the likelihood of at least an Oscar nod or two in the near-future, Jojo Rabbit is certainly one of the most uniquely provocative films released over the last 12 months.

If nothing else, it cements Waititi's bold and singular talents as a filmmaker, even if it's nowhere near as consistent as some of his better prior efforts.

It's absolutely worth seeing, yet with a few tweaks this probably could've been a truly iconic modern classic in its own right...


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