Irresistible Reviews

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July 9, 2020
I do like Jon Stewart -- I think almost everyone does -- and certainly respect what he was trying to do with this film, but ultimately it feels like a watered-down, not very imaginative version of Primary Colors.
July 9, 2020
I don't think it works well as a drama or a comedy. It's not especially funny... There's a good message here, but it's buried under a lot of stuff that doesn't work.
July 8, 2020
In desperate need of ruthless incisiveness, it goes soft at every turn.
July 7, 2020
It's shocking to see Stewart, an artist responsible for some of the most insightful political journalism of the modern-era, produce such a simple-minded and ill-researched movie.
July 7, 2020
Stewart is just better than this. The new movie is shockingly unfunny and disjointed...dated and utterly pointless...
July 6, 2020
Jon Stewart's misguided and unfunny political comedy is everything we don't need right now.
July 6, 2020
"Irresistible," ironically, is pretty easy not to like.
July 5, 2020
Contrary to the promise of its title, Irresistible lacks the sharpness required to make it a compelling and timely political satire. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 3, 2020
Irresistible keys its focus towards vital subject matter, but lacks the sharp precision needed to properly satirize the ambivalence of our political infrastructure.
July 3, 2020
Too safe and too hollow election-year satire.
July 2, 2020
Call it a less effective kind of satire.
July 2, 2020
Much like how some films are greater than the sum of their parts, Irresistible is nowhere near as bad as the sum of its failures.
July 1, 2020
Jon Stewart can't actually be bothered to show us any diversity throughout Irresistible, and it's a failing of the film that shows his own ideological narrowness.
June 30, 2020
With Irresistible, Stewart remains a funny truth-teller. He just isn't telling the truths that are vital to this moment.
June 30, 2020
Irresistable is a tonal misfire.
June 30, 2020
The movie is as clueless as its stumblebum protagonist and a sterling example of everything Stewart attempts to scold.
June 29, 2020
Irresistible elicits the same exhausted and slightly depressed feeling as most political discourse in America at this point in time. It's not nearly as thought-provoking as it wants to be.
June 29, 2020
If competition is the reason our politics are messed up, they are, without a doubt, the reason why this film's comedy is messed up.
June 29, 2020
Irresistible isn't so much a story as a collection of tired observations about the ills of election funding. It's about as fun as it sounds.
June 29, 2020
Irresistible feels of another era, but not in a nostalgic way, but in a way that feels vaguely insulting and dismissive.
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