Irresistible Reviews

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June 29, 2020
Irresistible is hugely diverting and sporadically profound. At the very end, though, it takes the path of least resistance and - dagnammit! - lets everyone off the hook.
June 27, 2020
"Irresistible" is a shell game that wants to entertain us until it's time to make us think, but it doesn't say anything we don't already know...
June 27, 2020
Not good.
June 27, 2020
"Irresistible," which can't decide if it's a satire, a farce or an old-fashioned come-from-behind underdog story, just isn't it. Resist.
June 26, 2020
As things close, we realize we never once really learned, well, what people believe and want in this town - besides simply loving it.
June 26, 2020
It's a big old nothingburger of a movie: Wag the Dog with a muzzle on.
June 26, 2020
The movie can't help tuning out the voices of the very people whose cause it seeks to espouse.
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
For nearly its entire length, the movie comes off as condescending, particularly about small towns.
June 25, 2020
Attacking both political affiliations with equal disgust, "Irresistible" seems disappointingly fatigued, its glossy veneer concealing a hollow core.
June 25, 2020
Irresistible seeks to sway hearts and open minds, and perhaps inevitably winds up preaching -- and yes, that's the operative term -- to the choir. As road tests go, Stewart's movie passes inspection, but just barely
June 25, 2020
It's not punk enough to make us gasp. And it's not skilled enough to massage its cliches to life.
June 25, 2020
Stewart's instincts are good: In today's political climate, light comedy is probably more attractive than bitter satire. Still, imagine what Stewart could have done with this material if he'd really fired up his lasers.
June 25, 2020
It's perfectly entertaining as you're watching, but when it's over, you might not feel any smarter-or humbler-than you did going in.
June 25, 2020
Boasts not a single satisfying joke, all the while priding itself on being ripped from 4-year-old headlines.
June 25, 2020
At times, the movie is a little formless and there are stretches when it drifts rudderless but, overall, it works like a modern fable and the ending serves up an ample helping of just desserts.
June 24, 2020
Stewart's humour is un-uproarious.
June 24, 2020
Irresistible isn't just shockingly ineffectual in its insights into national schisms - it is, in an added betrayal, unfunny, requiring its audience to slog their way through so much laborious farce without a laugh in sight.
June 24, 2020
With "Irresistible," Stewart wants to have his blueberry streusel and eat it too, attempting to craft "biting" commentary with no teeth, that patronizes but refuses to offend, and stumbles over itself trying to be both snarky and sincere.
June 23, 2020
Critics are divided over Jon Stewart's election-year satire for not taking sides. But since both sides totally suck, his target is far more dangerous and insidious: our collective passivity.
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