Don Jon Reviews

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August 11, 2017
As a simple and sweet coming-of-age story for the Jersey Shore generation, it's perfectly entertaining stuff.
November 15, 2013
Alas, I didn't buy a word of it.
November 14, 2013
Despite a contrived and sentimental ending, this is an entertaining riff on men and fantasy.
November 14, 2013
Starts mischievous and moves into maudlin.
November 14, 2013
A minor triumph that manages to raise some big laughs while delivering a thought-provoking message.
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 12, 2013
As a director, Gordon-Levitt demonstrates considerable technical flair through stylistic flourishes and coaxes great performances out of his co-stars.
October 3, 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns the gym-tan-laundry routine into an art form with Don Jon, his vibrant and viciously profane directorial debut.
September 27, 2013
Offbeat, frank and often surprising gem.
September 27, 2013
The movie becomes increasingly soft-edged and sappy.
September 27, 2013
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's debut as a writer-director-actor resembles a porn addict's Groundhog Day, and not in a good way.
September 27, 2013
At least 80% of it is snappy, droll fluff, while the other 20% is what you get when you persuade Julianne Moore to be in your movie: in a word, better.
September 27, 2013
Gordon-Levitt's characters feel real and "Don Jon" is a convincing, authentic, funny, modern romance.
September 27, 2013
Hearing the star of "Who's the Boss?" drop about 500 f-bombs is one of the film's few pleasures.
September 27, 2013
Really, "Don Jon" could have - should have - gone on another 20 minutes. Then again, when was the last time you felt that about a romantic comedy? Or any movie?
September 27, 2013
The movie has a keen understanding of how easily we can hurt other people by not considering them.
September 27, 2013
Who would have thought one of the most amusing and oddly insightful romantic comedies would be built around the power and the potent pull of porn?
September 27, 2013
GTL comparisons aside, Jon's sublime journey extends well past the shenanigans along The Jersey Shore's old boardwalk.
September 26, 2013
Gordon-Levitt enlivens Don Jon with such a sense of swagger, as a director, writer and actor, that the film feels fresh.
Top Critic
September 26, 2013
Gordon-Levitt keeps things riotous for the film's first hour, and if he eases into an ending that's a little Hollywood-standard, after having so much fun tweaking form and content, I'm guessing audiences will cut him some slack.
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