Don Jon Reviews

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November 20, 2019
Nothing more than a conventional Hollywood romantic-comedy hidden under a torrent of used Kleenex.
March 6, 2019
Don Jon is simply too broad to make hay out of its mildly provocative premise.
October 21, 2018
For a film that is directly about finding substance in modern relationships to divert from the crass lack of realism and overt stylisation of porn, it's ironic how Levitt's film seems devoid of it.
August 22, 2018
The entire film is elevated by Julianne Moore, who is meant to illustrate the difference in maturity levels in the characters, but also demonstrates the difference in levels of acting ability in the actors.
April 11, 2018
Like porn itself, reaction will vary.
November 14, 2017
Gordon-Levitt's more modest aims help the last act's moralizing go down smoother than Steve McQueen's tongue-clucking opus, but only just.
April 28, 2015
A barn-door broad burlesque of Joisey stereotypes and holy-cannoli accents. It's Saturday Night Fever drawn in crayon.
February 10, 2014
Wondering what exactly is revealed as a cure to Don Jon's addiction? Why, good sex, of course! Thanks, geniuses!
November 15, 2013
Alas, I didn't buy a word of it.
November 15, 2013
There's little here to care for or about: what promises to be a friskier version of Shame winds up closer to a Very Special Episode of Jersey Shore.
November 14, 2013
Starts mischievous and moves into maudlin.
November 14, 2013
A superbly acted and sporadically amusing character study, but it's let down by an overly repetitive script, painfully underwritten female characters and a lack of chemistry between Gordon-Levitt, Johansson and Moore.
November 14, 2013
These are caricatures rather than characters, and neither Levitt nor Moore ever quite lock step with the film's snappy sitcom tone.
November 14, 2013
The naff accents and exaggerated mannerisms become very tiring over 90 minutes.
November 13, 2013
The work of a young director reaching to impress without having fully formed ideas ...
October 7, 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has not yet reached the "star" level where he can carry a movie.
September 30, 2013
like Step 1 of a richer, more nuanced, 12-step movie.
September 30, 2013
The screenplay is generally predictable in its story of redemption, and it doesn't have an ounce of subtlety.
September 28, 2013
Filled with frank conversation and gutter language, mysogynistic with misandry thrown in, it's probably not possible to make a tasteful movie about a subject as distasteful as masturbation, but this movie doesn't even try.
September 28, 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson give smashing performances.
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