BeardoTalksFilm’s review published on Letterboxd:
I missed this when it was in the cinemas because quite frankly I’m an idiot.
Taika Waititi is one supremely talented fellow and seems to be going from strength to strength, transitioning seamlessly from vampire mockumentary to marvel superheroes to nazi era dramedies.
The film takes a dark and horrifying time in human history and manages to poke fun at the silliness of nazism whilst also being respectful of the real world suffering it caused.
Waititi himself is a hoot as a send up of arguably the most evil man in history (his Hitler is a childish and immature brat of a man)
Roman Griffin Davis is a charming and likeable young boy being manipulated by his leaders agenda.
Scarlett Johansson is good as Jojo’s mother but has the most curiously French sounding German accent I have ever heard.
Thomasin McKenzie helps bring emotional heft and Sam Rockwell lights up the screen every time he appears.
I laughed at points, felt devastated at others and was never bored.
It’s not a perfect film but it did have me engaged from start to finish.
A very unique piece of cinema I’m not sure I’ll ever revisit again but I’m glad I did this time.