Dear John Reviews

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September 5, 2020
It's the kind of film that almost never wins the recommendations of the film critics.
September 10, 2019
For me Dear John just didn't have the goods.
August 23, 2018
Seyfried and Tatum have tangible chemistry...
September 17, 2012
The father-son relationship stands out in this sentimental and satisfying drama.
April 17, 2012
Seyfried and Tatum have absolutely no credibility as a romantic couple.
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
It's like a bad soap opera.
April 4, 2011
You could hate it for being cynically tear-jerking... [but] it can't help itself.
March 18, 2011
Dear John is built on mawkishness and it brings everything it touches down to that level. It rubs the metaphor of coins and coin collecting so deeply into the audience face you're sure to have a welt by the time the movie's over.
December 25, 2010
Mawkish romantic melodrama creates no sparks.
July 4, 2010
What starts as a charming anachronism %u2014 pens, paper and the postal service in an impersonal digital age %u2014 becomes tedious as Hallstrom is reduced to interminable, repetitive montages covering the many months that the pair are apart.
July 3, 2010
It's more Scenes from a Marriage than Dirty Dancing.
June 1, 2010
Another "timeless' romance from the pen of Shakespeare-level genius Nicholas Sparks made into a mediocre movie starring pretty young people ...They have an epistolary romance.
May 31, 2010
Like a couple of hours of channel-surfing among the Travel Channel, the History Channel and Discovery Health. [Blu-ray]
May 16, 2010
Achieves its modest, unpretentious goals in an agreeable, likable fashion.
April 27, 2010
Of course, there are some things you can always count on in a Sparks adaptation - sandy locations, star-crossed lovers and searing melodrama, all tied in a neat emotionally manipulative bow.
April 22, 2010
Tatum makes what use he can of his two expressions, Seyfried does her best to perk things up and much the best performer is Richard Jenkins...
April 19, 2010
Prettifies heartache and hardship to the point where it barely has any meaning at all.
April 16, 2010
Their romance fizzles out in their letters to each other, and the plot gets lost in the post.
April 16, 2010
It's a shame the whole thing resembles a schmaltzy video for a wet female singer, as there's some real pain here and a twist that retains an impact somewhere deep in the chest.
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