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Little Joe Reviews

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May 2, 2020
"Little Joe" is the artificial nature. An intervention of people in what they cannot dominate. A sample of how we accept what is harmful and normalize it; a terrifying event. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2020
Yet another unconventional horror story with a deeply buried message, Little Joe is distinctly unusual in style, narrative, theme, and prevailing mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2020
As the story progresses, the psychothriller mind games get deeper and crazier, giving it some delectable thematic richness.
April 4, 2020
This subtle, insidious science fiction thriller deserves an appreciative audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 9, 2020
Bereft of any sort of sex, violence or frissons, the almost experimental film goes to work on your head and as such, will likely stick with you and haunt you for days to come.
March 6, 2020
It should find an audience among those who want to see something less obvious, but with a more lasting effect. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2020
It's a little film. But it's epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2020
For some, Little Joe may seem too sterile to engage emotionally, but I found it glassily unsettling - even more so on second viewing. Inhale at your peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2020
A fascinating but aloof chiller that updates ideas from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Brave New World, and the paranoiac fiction of Ira Levin to the pharmaceutical present.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
February 21, 2020
Little Joe charges its icy air with... thorny questions, but Hausner leaves the viewer to answer them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2020
Little Joe feels like a film of a melange of potential; a promising bud rather than a blossoming flower.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
February 21, 2020
Hausner and co-writer Géraldine Bajard present a nightmare in pastel colours in this breathtaking modern sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2020
By eschewing fast-paced suspense Hausner takes the sting out of her story, instead showcasing a bold aesthetic sense that feels like an exciting taste of what's to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2020
A unique, stimulating examination of our quick-fix, happiness-hungry culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2020
Only occasionally will the director permit us the partial release of an old-fashioned shock. When violence does break out, she finds a way to stage it so that we feel the punch, as it were, without actually seeing it.
February 18, 2020
Little Joe is a gripping and visually striking satire of essentialist maternal instinct and the contemporary anxiety of wellbeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2020
A weirder, subtler film than its surface suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
February 11, 2020
What more can you ask from a film about a mind-controlling flower?
February 8, 2020
This slow-burn sci-fi character drama is a chilling, creepy, and quietly intriguing film to watch grow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2020
With this strange but intriguing concept, Hausner makes a strong commentary on materialism and technology's impact on human life.
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