Don Jon Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
A barn-door broad burlesque of Joisey stereotypes and holy-cannoli accents. It's Saturday Night Fever drawn in crayon.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
It's in movies like the ribald but surprisingly endearing sex comedy Don Jon that Gordon-Levitt has connected best with audiences.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
April 16, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Morgan Wilcock
Film Comment Magazine
February 14, 2014
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.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
February 10, 2014
Wondering what exactly is revealed as a cure to Don Jon's addiction? Why, good sex, of course! Thanks, geniuses!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Record [UK]
February 7, 2014
Gordon-Levitt is on top form, as is Johansson as the type of girl who only takes her gum out to eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
Gordon-Levitt's confidence is appealing, even if the film itself mistakes redundancy for profundity.
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014
The messages of the film are stark and genuine, much more so than one might expect having seen the promotional material.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
December 24, 2013
A thoughtful, original and provocative feature-length directorial debut from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 22, 2013
It gets harder and harder to support this passion for porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
November 18, 2013
A film that should be compulsory viewing for all preteens, sexual content be damned, as it may just save them a lifetime of disappointment.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
November 17, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
November 15, 2013
Alas, I didn't buy a word of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 15, 2013
The end is satisfaction enough to justify the initially explicit means.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Guy Lodge
HitFix
November 15, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 14, 2013
This certainly won't find a mainstream audience but it is fresh, well executed and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 14, 2013
Despite a contrived and sentimental ending, this is an entertaining riff on men and fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
November 14, 2013
It's refreshing to see a movie so visually undemonstrative.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 14, 2013
Starts mischievous and moves into maudlin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
November 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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