Jack and Diane Reviews

Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
Top Critic
November 2, 2012

"The Man With the Iron Fists" being a fairly satisfying slab of cinematic mayhem, particularly if seen in under conditions like the ones I describe from my younger days.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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November 2, 2012

Devoid of energy and direction, 'J&D' settles for faux-naif posturing and arty color design.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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November 2, 2012

Tonally, the film swings between whispery romance and ominous horror as it explores the dark side of love and lust ...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
November 1, 2012

Throughout, the filmmaking is tentative, as though Gray is unsure whether he wants to make a fantasy-tinged romance or a hyper-sexualized blood-fest. (He winds up with neither.)

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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November 1, 2012

"Jack & Diane" offers a glaring example of a writer and director, Bradley Rust Gray, unable to trust in the simple strength of his material.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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November 1, 2012

Felt like someone misinterpreting the most extreme bits of Gregg Araki and Harmony Korine and turning it into an unwatchable film made marketable by putting its leading ladies into lesbian situations.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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November 1, 2012

Bradley Rust Gray's over-Freuded exercise in semi-horror/gender studies ...

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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November 1, 2012

There's no heft to these supernatural suggestions, just a sense of stale horror tropes being trotted out to embellish otherwise routine indie material.

Alison Willmore
AV Club
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November 1, 2012

A trudgingly self-serious affair that doesn't manage to be transporting on either its literal or conceptual levels.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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October 31, 2012

Bradley Rust Gray's attempt to weave horror elements into a fairly conventional narrative yields diminishing returns in this overly stylized effort.

Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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October 31, 2012

Starts with an irresistibly trashy premise and proceeds to treat it with the po-faced pretentiousness of a film-school thesis.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Anderson
Variety
Top Critic
April 24, 2012

A well-constructed, well-intentioned but too deliberate attempt to provoke the unprovokable.