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Jonah Hex Reviews

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
September 1, 2010
At 81 minutes with credits, Jonah Hex feels crude, lazy and entirely perfunctory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
July 6, 2010
There's just one ingredient missing: anyone with a clue.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 23, 2010
All three of you clamoring for a sequel to Wild Wild West have got your wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
June 18, 2010
Begins affably enough as a random slew of Leone-style squint-a-thons and shoot-outs but then loses it way in a dopey, anachronism-happy sci-fi plot.
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
June 18, 2010
Calling Jonah Hex a waste of time requires qualification, given the action flick weighs in at 82 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly
June 18, 2010
Bracingly inept.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 18, 2010
Director Jimmy Hayward fails to establish a viable reason for this movie to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 18, 2010
It isn't just that no effort is expended on old-fogey ideas like character development; it's more that Hayward doesn't even try to make individual scenes make sense.
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2010
I think Jonah Hex could have exceeded 80 minutes to make room for some real visual invention. And three-dimensional characters. And a plot. A plot would have been nice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 18, 2010
Though it has bad word of mouth, "Jonah Hex" is generally better, sprier and more diverting than most of the action flicks now playing, The A-Team included.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
June 18, 2010
The movie is laughable, but it's not funny, not even in a camp way.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
June 18, 2010
Jonah Hex is cut-and-paste filmmaking at its crudest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 18, 2010
It's hard to have any thoughts while watching Jonah Hex -- the cranium-crushing soundtrack takes care of that.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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S. James Snyder
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2010
With a total running time that barely hits 80 minutes, it's hard to believe they even paid [John] Malkovich and [Megan] Fox to show up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 18, 2010
If this represents the true vision of director Jimmy Hayward, then I have only one question: What was he thinking?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 18, 2010
Jonah Hex may not be the longest 81 minutes you ever spend, but it might well be the most tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 18, 2010
The Western, with its code of short tempers and cheap life, sprang from the Civil War, but few Westerns connect the dots to demonstrate how the war must have created hollow nihilists the way Jonah Hex does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 18, 2010
If all you want is a bullets-and-bombs B-movie, you'll get your money's worth: Somehow, Hayward makes 82 minutes feel like hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2010
In the comic book tradition, the story weaves between the real and the mythical, but it's a very boozy trip. Brolin's intermittent voice-over narration proves to be the most powerful stuff, with the rest curiously sputtering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 18, 2010
Brolin strides around talking to the dead and destroying things, mostly the good will he garnered after surprising everyone with No Country for Old Men and W.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
June 18, 2010
[Brolin] is done in by the deathless mediocrity of the production, an assemblage of random camera shots, messy editing, redundant scenes, and witless dialogue as haphazardly stitched together as the flesh on Jonah Hex's face.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 17, 2010
This looked to be a priority project by Warner Bros. at one point -- that is until cash spigot got turned off. The special effects are really cheesy, even by comic-book standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 17, 2010
Some movies seem so blatant an effort to appeal to a specific target audience that they ought to come with a viewers' advisory warning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 17, 2010
This is industrially processed entertainment at it cheapest, nastiest and greasiest.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
June 17, 2010
Although Josh Brolin rises to the occasion, much of this comic book adaptation appears to have been abandoned on the cutting-room floor.
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Justin Chang
Variety
June 17, 2010
The film's noisy, slam-bang approach and lack of imagination in all nonvisual departments will keep it from rounding up a fresh generation of thrill-seekers.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 17, 2010
The movie began life as a macabre postbellum western for DC Comics. Now it's lumbering action-camp following a video game plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 17, 2010
Mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
June 17, 2010
Every once in a while, a film limps into theaters so stitched together, it's a wonder it doesn't rip apart in the projector. Jonah Hex is such a film.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 17, 2010
Take the intriguing premise of a punk-rock Western based on a graphic novel, populate it with a good cast, add striking visuals and you come up with...a real mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 17, 2010
It's based on some DC Comics characters, which may explain the way the plot jumps around. We hear a lot about graphic novels, but this is more of a graphic anthology of strange occult ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Germain
Associated Press
June 17, 2010
So short, and so bad, you cringe at the thought of how awful whatever ended up on the cutting-room floor must be.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 17, 2010
Here's how you know Josh Brolin has become a movie star: Jonah Hex may not be much with him, but without him? Perish the thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 17, 2010
Jonah Hex is a good performance and a few good lines buried in a script whose authors should do a little time in writer's hell for scribbling it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4