Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Reviews

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Sophie Harris
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
May 29, 2009
The songs wash over in waves of such turgid mediocrity that by the end you're praying for it to stop. Thankfully, after 76 minutes, it does - and all is well again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Josh Freedom duLac
Washington Post
March 13, 2009
It's a Pavlovian thing. See swarthy (and shirtless!) teen heartthrob Joe Jonas standing backstage in 3-D: scream.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 2, 2009
If you aren't a teenage girl or can't channel your inner groupie for 76 minutes, you have no business at Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 2, 2009
Applying criticism to Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience is like trying to lasso a bull with dental floss. It's not going to stop the bull and no one's really going to notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 2, 2009
It's no mystery that the target audience for this G-rated bubblegum fantasy is tweens, parents of tweens and the occasional pervert. They'll be so pleased. Anything for the rest of humanity? Not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2009
Boy bands serve multiple functions for their audiences. They entertain, they sing the poetry of love, they offer a spectrum of masculine attributes. On the first two counts, the Jonas Brothers movie leaves something to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
March 2, 2009
This is a concert, not in any way, shape or form, a film.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
March 2, 2009
It serves its purpose.
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Elysa Gardner
USA Today
February 27, 2009
The threat may be as illusory as the thrills in Jonas Brothers are contrived. But that won't stop Jonas junkies from enjoying their magical mystery tour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
February 27, 2009
Love them or loathe them, it's the Jonas Brothers' moment -- you might as well enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Glenn Gamboa
Newsday
February 27, 2009
Only for die-hard members of Team Jonas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 27, 2009
The film gets one star from me for the admirable brevity of its running time and another for the definite article in its title, seemingly an implicit promise that there will be no sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chris Riemenschneider
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 27, 2009
It's too bad the film offers none of the comedic sparkle they recently showed on Saturday Night Live and David Letterman's show. It's only slightly better than the surprisingly flat and one-dimensional Hannah Montana movie.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2009
The attitude displayed by Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience back toward those fans comes across as a curious mixture of shameless pandering and discreet contempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
February 27, 2009
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience isn't a movie so much as a devotional object, a kind of secular fetish designed to induce rapture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Catherine Dawson March
Globe and Mail
February 27, 2009
This movie spends too much time on stage, and not enough off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post
February 27, 2009
In a struggling music economy, the big screen can be big money -- for the right acts. And the Jonas Brothers are exactly that.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 26, 2009
The brothers are no Beatles, but it won't matter to fans who'll just be happy to spend some concentrated time with their crushes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 25, 2009
We learn nothing about who they are or where they come from -- they may not even have parents, for all we know, since the adult accompanying them is usually their bodyguard.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 25, 2009
This tepid concert film does the Jonas Brothers no favors, not that the band's tweener fans will notice.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
February 25, 2009
At 76 minutes, the film is nearly twice as long as even the band's most dedicated admirers might need, with weariness setting in around the 40-minute mark.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 25, 2009
For those of us dwelling outside the Jonas demo, the small charms in the 'candid' moments have little to do with the boys' talents as actors, and a lot to do with the revered icons whose cheeky behavior they're imitating.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
February 24, 2009
At best, they're an all-Davy Jones Monkees with varsity soccer co-captain good looks.