Don Jon is no kind of resonating masterpiece, but it's intelligent, thoughtful, funny, and dedicated to the cause of finding a personality and sticking with him through the excess of his addictions.
| Original Score: 3/4
Like Jon, the film could do with a stronger climax, but on the whole this is a very impressive debut from a very talented young man.
| Original Score: 4/5
Thankfully, the women of the film are what save the movie, bringing something fresh to the table-for Jon, a chance at lasting love, and for us, some seasoned comic chops.
Wondering what exactly is revealed as a cure to Don Jon's addiction? Why, good sex, of course! Thanks, geniuses!
| Original Score: 2/5
Gordon-Levitt is on top form, as is Johansson as the type of girl who only takes her gum out to eat.
| Original Score: 3/5
Gordon-Levitt's confidence is appealing, even if the film itself mistakes redundancy for profundity.
The messages of the film are stark and genuine, much more so than one might expect having seen the promotional material.
A thoughtful, original and provocative feature-length directorial debut from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
| Original Score: 4.0/5
It gets harder and harder to support this passion for porn.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A film that should be compulsory viewing for all preteens, sexual content be damned, as it may just save them a lifetime of disappointment.
The entire movie seems to recalibrate and rebalance itself around [Moore], shifting convincingly into something more than a surface-heavy evocation of sterile on-screen onanism.
Alas, I didn't buy a word of it.
The end is satisfaction enough to justify the initially explicit means.
There's little here to care for or about: what promises to be a friskier version of Shame winds up closer to a Very Special Episode of Jersey Shore.
| Original Score: C
This certainly won't find a mainstream audience but it is fresh, well executed and entertaining.
Despite a contrived and sentimental ending, this is an entertaining riff on men and fantasy.
It's refreshing to see a movie so visually undemonstrative.
Starts mischievous and moves into maudlin.
With this writing-directing debut, Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivers a remarkably assured comedy-drama while also giving himself a role that's far against his usual type.
A minor triumph that manages to raise some big laughs while delivering a thought-provoking message.