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Dear John Reviews

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May 6, 2011
It's like a bad soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
February 4, 2010
Eventually Dear John piles on so much tragedy that it becomes laughable, a parade of contrivances keeping the bland lovers apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2010
Once-talented director Lasse Hallström is definitely counting the cash here, while Amanda Seyfriend, Richard Jenkins and even the less substantial talents of Channing Tatum are wasted...
February 3, 2010
It's as pretty as a Carolina Coast postcard, as warm as a New England beach in February and as romantic as a Valentine's Day TV dinner for one.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 14, 2010
It's not that I don't believe in love at first sight; I do. But this love is so sugar coated and sickly, I just didn't believe in it for a moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 25, 2010
Mawkish romantic melodrama creates no sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
February 4, 2010
Lasse Hallstrom's Dear John tells the heartbreaking story of two lovely young people who fail to find happiness together because they're trapped in an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2010
I just did not get pulled in.
February 5, 2010
Though Ms. Seyfried is a lovely actress, her inexperience shows in her climactic scenes, which aren't written very well to begin with, while Mr. Tatum's stolid reserve decays into dull passivity.
February 5, 2010
Given the comely and talented leads, it's disappointing how little carnal or emotional heat is actually generated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2010
It might come in a pretty envelope, but what you find inside is nothing to write home about.
Read More | Original Score: D+
February 18, 2010
An inconsequential two-hanky lost-love woman's pic disguised as an inconsequential home-front war drama.
March 2, 2010
By the numbers romantic plotline? Sappy tearjerker? Must be another Nicholas Sparks adaptation.
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 14, 2010
Insultingly uninspired chick-flick fodder.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2010
At one point, John announces: "We're sitting here . . . and we're talking, but nobody's actually saying anything." Why, John, I thought you'd never notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 4, 2010
If there is a positive to the film it is that the cast seems to be trying their best. Good effort, everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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