Don Jon Reviews

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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
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor
March 27, 2014

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.

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
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 15, 2013

The end is satisfaction enough to justify the initially explicit means.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.

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
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
November 14, 2013

A minor triumph that manages to raise some big laughs while delivering a thought-provoking message.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 14, 2013

In a bravura performance, Gordon-Levitt sleazily revels in the role of bad boy...but it's a character undistinguished by light or shade and becomes wearing, a sex drive that ends up a cul-de-sac.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Bray
Time Out
Top Critic
November 12, 2013

As a director, Gordon-Levitt demonstrates considerable technical flair through stylistic flourishes and coaxes great performances out of his co-stars.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
November 11, 2013

A lively, savvy film with some great performances from some surprising quarters.

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