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The Jazz Singer Reviews

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 17, 2008
Stick with Jolson's version via 1927. Or even the Danny Thomas take. Skip Neil.
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
January 8, 2008
The third and, one hopes, final remake of THE Jazz Singer is the least interesting attempt so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The most cautious soft-rock superstar movie debut you'll ever get to see.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 7, 2005
painfully schmaltzy
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
Diamond tries his best. Olivier over compensates, but the songs are classic.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The Jazz Singer has so many things wrong with it that a review threatens to become a list.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Mr. Diamond, looking glum and seldom making eye contact with anyone, isn't enough of a focus for the outmoded story.
| Original Score: 1.5/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
The roughest of Diamonds, this will only interest fans of the singer and those with a passion for poor pictures.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003
An unintentional laff riot. Olivier is so over the top that it's mesmerizing.
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
... 111 minutes is a lot to take for anyone but the most keen Diamond fans.
| Original Score: 53/100
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Richard Fleischer's direction is appropriately close-in and small, and Diamond himself, while no actor, proves to be a commandingly intense, brooding presence.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 9, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 23, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
March 13, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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