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2 Jacks Reviews

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October 17, 2013
Playing these self-infatuated flimflammers, Danny and Jack Huston obviously know the drill. It's in their blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2013
Rather thin but moderately entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2013
It's a reasonably entertaining portrait of disreputable Tinseltown types that should at least provide some knowing chuckles for insiders.
October 16, 2013
Like the earlier Huston/Tolstoy projects, Two Jacks is cheap-looking and rough around the edges, but there's a confidence about all these films too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2013
Bernard Rose's fourth ultra-low-budget Tolstoy adaptation suffers from a slack narrative and abysmal dialogue.
October 19, 2013
Inconsistent yet reverential, it's a truly trivial pursuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 18, 2013
John Huston's shadow looms over the entire film, and as shadows go, it is long and very hard to get out from under.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2013
Based very loosely on an early short story by Leo Tolstoy, "Two Jacks" has a much less interesting second act ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2013
Unfortunately, these inconsistencies cause more confusion than the magic Rose is presumably going for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2013
Mostly, it makes you feel like the only sober person at a party you can't leave.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 17, 2013
Granted, the Tolstoy story had the benefit of internal monologues that clarified motivations and impulses. But a good film finds ways of doing this through gesture, expression and other artful ways. This is not a good film.
October 17, 2013
Rose's apparent intent is to show how little of Hollywood's Golden Age magic is left today. In that, at least, he succeeds .
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 16, 2013
The embarrassingly low production value of Bernard Rose's 2 Jacks works symbiotically with the film's botched performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
October 15, 2013
False gravity weighs down 2 Jacks, a father-son drama less interested in exploring familial relations than in tut-tutting the millennials.
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