• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Kevin Smith
    In Theaters:
    Mar 26, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 7, 2004
  • Mirimax Films


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Jersey Girl Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Formulaic script and uneven tone. Disappointing.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 24, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A cloying attempt at mainstream fodder...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Jersey Girl obeys the classic conventions of romantic comedy but there are ingredients in this mix that raise it a notch above average.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Joe Leydon
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The script stoops to cheap gags that undercut Affleck's efforts to sustain a believable character.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 23, 2008
Neil Smith

Jersey Girl marks a low point for the tubby New Jersey auteur.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 23, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Mature and heartfelt, though not overly saccharine.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2007
Eric Melin

It takes more than a couple of dirty one-liners to retain your edge in light, predictable fare.

Full Review Source: Lawrence.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

Affleck is at ease in this down-to-earth drama in a way that he never seems to be in his action movies, and Castro seems like a genuine child instead of like a child actor.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 25, 2006
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

Smith reinvents the romantic-comedy by making a film about a man in love with his kid.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

July 22, 2006
Mark Bourne

In several ways Jersey Girl is more appealing than Clerks or Mallrats.... Nonetheless, it lacks the smart observational-humor edge and often thoughtful boldness -- and, most frustratingly, the promise -- of Chasing Amy or Dogma.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 5, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A romantic comedy seriously marred by a clunky plot and a couple of characters that are hard to sympathize with.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

July 20, 2005
Bill Clark

Jersey Girl emerges as Kevin Smith's most polished effort to date, but not his funniest.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: B

June 20, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

People who find Smith's work too brazen or fringe will really fall for this picture, likewise those easily pleased by this genre will enjoy. Hardcore fans may be very upset by Smith doing something so ordinary and even mundane.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 2, 2005
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

In a strange way, it's both the most mainstream and the most personal movie Smith has made to date.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Jersey Girl is like that new Liz Phair album ... it sometimes sounds unmistakably like Kevin Smith but you never quite believe he could be so platitudinous and predictable.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: D

January 27, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Even as the critic in me raged against the clichés, I found a big old lump in my throat and blinked back a few tears.

| Original Score: B-

December 31, 2004
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

Kevin Smith inserts enough of his special charm to make "Jersey Girl" a winner.

| Original Score: B+

September 9, 2004
Harry Haun
Film Journal International

This is not the hard, cutting-edge Kevin. This is the soft and runny Kevin, trying (a little too hard) to work within the system. It's lame, man.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 8, 2004

'Quizá sea reciclado de otras tantas cintas por el estilo, pero el toque de Smith aparece para hacer de este ejercicio un recomendable filme sobre el acto de maduración.'

| Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2004
Joe Utichi

It's every bit as enjoyable as [Smith's] previous attempts, but much more mature. Kevin Smith has grown up, and he's grown-up well.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 76/100

July 20, 2004
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