Little Joe

105 mins
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A flower engineered to be an anti-depressant brews disastrous side-effects in this Palme d'Or-nominated sci-fi thriller starring Emily Beecham (Hail,... More

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Little Joe | Ratings & Reviews

"Little Joe manages to exert a peculiar pull in spite of being constructed with material you've likely seen elsewhere."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A disquieting and precise blend of sci-fi, horror, and human drama."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"The film never fulfils the promise of its stylish weirdness."


Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"What the film lacks in structure it makes up for in its eerie, cold singularity."


"A weirder, subtler film than its surface suggests."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"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."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"This agonisingly slow pseudo sci-fi has camera moves, performances and lines of dialogue that. Seem. To. Take. An. Eternity. To. Deliver. Without. Much. Impact. Or. Dramatic. Pay Off."

The TimesThe Times

"The psychothriller mind games get deeper and crazier, giving it some delectable thematic richness."


"Little Joe is a masterclass in off-kilter cinematography, and rising and sustained tension..."


"Visually, it’s a total feast for the eyes, contrasting art-deco pinks and mint greens against sterile, symmetrically framed expanses of white, vaguely evoking the aesthetic of some lost sci-fi film of the ’70s."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"A lifeless, tone-deaf variation on Invasion of the Body Snatchers. ... There’s just nothing going on here with which to engage your interest, nor is there a single moment to even slightly increase the viewer’s pulse rate."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"None of this is represented in any compelling dramatic style, and the actors – all very talented and assured – have perhaps not had clear enough direction. It is a mood piece. Whose mood leads nowhere."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Gardening has never been so creepy."

Time OutTime Out

"An artfully unnerving, austerely hypnotic horror movie about a very sinister plant."


Little Joe | Details

M, Violence & offensive language
Science Fiction
Country of origin
Austria, Germany, UK

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