Chad’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ll admit, walking into Jojo Rabbit, I didn’t expect much more than a fun ride. What I got was a heartfelt, hilarious, and heartbreaking film about the dangers of hatred, fanaticism, and fascism as seen through the lens of the most impressionable people on Earth: children. Everyone in this movie knocks it out of the park, with VERY special regards to Scarlet Johannson and Taika Waititi himself; without their characters and unique performances a large chunk of the film’s emotional core wouldn’t hit as well as it does. The film’s emotional core is its greatest strength as well. Each and every single beat lands stunningly. Every joke kills, every tender moment pulls on the heartstrings, every tragedy elicits tears. Taika Waititi’s best by far.