Taika's Hitler movie divides critics, only hits 45% approval
Nzherald.co.nz - Wed 11 Sep 02:13 GMT

Jojo Rabbit has provoked extreme reaction, being praised and savaged in equal measure.

  The first wave of critic reviews for Taika Waititi's 'anti-hate satire' Jojo Rabbit are in.

  The harshest critics labelled Waititi's first feature since his wildly successful Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok as 'disposable', 'inconsequential' and 'monotonously admonishing'.

  Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, and Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit (2019) Most reviews, however, tended to land between these two extremes.

  On review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes Jojo Rabbit is currently sitting on a 70% rating, based on 33 professional critic reviews.

  Total Film's critic described the WW2 movie as "Disposable frivolity that promises fun at the cinema, if not resonance."

  New York Magazine's critic was moved by the movie saying, "Even if I don't love Jojo Rabbit (which is based on a novel by Christine Leunens that I now intend to read), I love that it exists and that Waititi has forced me to reexamine my own responses."

  But the last word goes to The Film Stage, which wrote, "Neither the masterpiece nor the atrocity it will be described as from here on out by fans and critics alike, Jojo Rabbit is pretty funny, mostly fine, and (perhaps worst of all) well-made."