Irresistible Reviews

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June 26, 2020
I don't want to write a total slam, but it's difficult to see Irresistible as too much more than a movie of squandered promise.
June 26, 2020
While far from perfect...it's a letdown if you've been waiting for Stewart to return to form. Irresistible includes just enough charm to make it watchable, if not essential.
June 26, 2020
Jon Stewart's inconsequential political satire leans heavy on slapstick and less on the significant.
June 26, 2020
It's not clear why this particular plot is the focus of a feature-length political satire, especially at a time when there are much bigger fish to fry in terms of mockery.
June 26, 2020
It's a big old nothingburger of a movie: Wag the Dog with a muzzle on.
June 26, 2020
[Stewart's] cast bails him out; Irresistible is not a slog. But it's hard to imagine the film having a lasting impact, either as a story or an argument.
June 26, 2020
The movie can't help tuning out the voices of the very people whose cause it seeks to espouse.
June 26, 2020
There is no nuance, none of the incisive commentary that made "The Daily Show" so integral to the '00s. Skip Irresistible and tune into John Oliver instead.
June 26, 2020
Unfortunately, Irresistible is a victim of the perhaps built-in high expectations from Stewart's intelligent voice we have missed hearing since he left The Daily Show.
June 26, 2020
Stewart makes the same mistake his characters do; he condescends to his audience.
June 26, 2020
It is flat as a satire, lacking the sharpness we associate with Stewart. It doesn't sizzle as a love-hate comedy, either. Until the plot demands it, the Gary-Faith attraction barely registers.
June 26, 2020
Irresistible manages to skewer several sacred cows without going to the left or the right, but instead -- in the best tradition of satire -- holds up a mirror to ourselves, making us laugh and think.
June 26, 2020
The whole point of the film, if I'm following it correctly, is that money in politics is bad and that our Red State/Blue State narrative is driven by the press and political strategists and serves to divide us further. Whoa... mind blown.
June 25, 2020
[The] message, which seems so obvious and optimistic near the story's start, becomes bogged down by Stewart's desire to make a gag of anything and everything.
June 25, 2020
Mr. Stewart is nobody's bumpkin when it comes to dumb stereotypes. Still, the scheme of his script requires them, and they aren't all that amusing, even in retrospect.
June 25, 2020
The sort of feel-good climax Stewart offers up may have worked in the '30's, but it falls flat. Viewers are far too jaded and knowledgeable to embrace the false hope offered up here, tempted as they might be to do so.
June 25, 2020
Unfortunately, what value there is in the conceit is lost in the obviousness of the execution.
June 25, 2020
[A] pungently toxic dose of cynicism...
June 25, 2020
Diana is played by Mackenzie Davis in the short hair and striped shirts of a 1980s Mary Stuart Masterson character, reducing the lithe, pansexual fury she displayed in Terminator: Dark Fate to the quizzical expressions of a house cat.
June 25, 2020
For nearly its entire length, the movie comes off as condescending, particularly about small towns.
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