Ford Boyce’s review published on Letterboxd:
The tragedy of war through the rose colored lensed innocence of children. The first half of the film showcases Taika’s comedic genius through memorable set pieces and supporting characters, but the second half truly shows the misery and beauty of these characters and the story itself. The film just leaves such an infectious smile with its hopeful nature. 2019 has been such an awful, awful year that hearing a film (with an imaginary Adolf Hitler nonetheless) tell you that there will always be a light shining at the end of the tunnel is so endearing and so helpful. Here’s to many, many more viewings of this sweet movie.