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Benny & Joon Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Any film that features Johnny Depp performing salutes to the great silent comedians (and, in particular, Buster Keaton) deserves a little slack... [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 18, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

If the performances were as cute and sweet as the characters, the film would need a warning label. But Depp's Sam is delicately touching, a maladjusted waif with both soul and grit, and Masterson resists the temptation to soften Joon.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 21, 2009


Things are kept on the right side of mawkish thanks largely to a graceful and understated performance from the ever-reliable Depp.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 21, 2009
Clint Morris

Johnny Depp gives another head-turning performance in this sweet, sweet comedy

| Original Score: 3/5

August 17, 2008
Emanuel Levy
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As the outsider who courts the mentally ill Mary Stuart Masterson, Johnny Depp renders a startling performance that elevates the romantic fable way above its writing and directing shortcomings; look for the young Julianne Moore in a small part.

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: 3/5

April 8, 2006
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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It's acted out in the secondary emotional register of the glass menagerie: whimsical, delicate, idiosyncratic, barmy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Great early Depp performance and Masterson is equally terrific

| Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2004
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

One of my favorite romances. Quirky and magical.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The stars make it palatable, but it's too much contrived cuteness.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 4, 2003
Leonard Klady
Movie City News


| Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Depp may look nothing like Buster Keaton, but there are times when he genuinely seems to become the Great Stone Face, bringing Keaton's mannerisms sweetly and magically to life.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Johnny Depp is superb, but the rest of the movie doesn't hold water.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 2, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Depp's portrayal of a Buster Keaton-ish type character is mesmerizing.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 4, 2002
Scott Weinberg

Stellar performances highlight a tale of goofball affection.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2002
Stephen Farber

Awful as it sounds, the movie actually achieves a few poignant moments once it stops straining for eccentric charm.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The cast is defeated by a cloying Barry Berman script that Jeremiah Chechik directs with the same flair for the obvious he brought to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

May 12, 2001
Mark R. Leeper

Where the story does not work for me is on the contrivance and in the view of mental illness.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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[Chechik] has crafted Benny & Joon not as a seamless whole but as a tumble of scenes. Unfortunately, too many of them are inspired by Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd or Buster Keaton, and they seem to spill from the screen like Bozos from a kiddie car.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Riddled with insufferably contrived zaniness ... it deals as deeply with mental illness as The Sound of Music explored the genocidal advance of the Third Reich.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Benny & Joon tries to get by on quirkiness alone, and, while something this offbeat frequently carries a unique kind of appeal, it needs stronger characters than Sam and Joon.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
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