The Ballad of Jack and Rose Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 8, 2010
Doesn't succeed in everything it sets out to do, but as a statement about the death rattle of 60s counterculture it's thoughtful and affecting.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A sad tale of isolation and love.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
It is the harbinger of great films to come from an exceptional screenwriter and director.

Empire Magazine
March 31, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 30, 2006
Belle is equally good, proving that she's a real movie star in the making - there's a sort of feral energy to Rose that's genuinely scary and disturbingly unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 8, 2005
It's about two-thirds a great movie and worth it for those two-thirds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
May 13, 2005
Generally it works, thanks to the terrific performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 13, 2005
A fable of the end of innocence, complete with such symbols of paradise lost as a snake (a fugitive copperhead) and a toppled playhouse.
| Original Score: '3/4'
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2005
As indie efforts go, The Ballad of Jack and Rose pushes a lot of the classic indie audience buttons, coupled with some depressingly mainstream ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lindy T. Shepherd
Orlando Weekly
May 5, 2005
[A] strange blend of a daughter's coming of age and a father's advancing toward death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 28, 2005
Poignant, melancholic and a little strange, The Ballad of Jack and Rose is an effective rendering of the loss of innocence and the acceptance that some ideals can't survive in a modern world.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 23, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
April 22, 2005
We leave this movie hoping to see Miller and Lewis together again soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Baltimore Sun
April 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
April 19, 2005
Daniel Day-Lewis gives the first great performance of 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
April 14, 2005
Jack's realizations, particularly vis--vis his daughter, offer rich dramatic possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
April 11, 2005
The appeal of the piece is limited; the telling of it is accomplished
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 7, 2005
Day-Lewis brings the picture closer, by himself, to the ballad of its title than to the dirge it constantly threatens to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
April 2, 2005
The premise here has terrific potential, and I felt affection for all the characters.
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
April 1, 2005
Day-Lewis IS Jack, but no matter how large a font you could use on that capitalized two-letter word, it still wouldn't do his performance justice.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 1, 2006

BBC.com
March 28, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 23, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 2, 2005
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