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Jack Goes Boating Reviews

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Chase Whale
May 1, 2015
An exceptional directorial debut by Philip Seymour Hoffman, JACK GOES BOATING is a touching story about how of love is awkward, funny, and important.
Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Refreshingly optimistic without idealization, Jack Goes Boating gives us a fantastic cast and manages to be charming and witty without sacrificing integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
August 28, 2013
JACK GOES BOATING is a poignant story about how love can be (often at the same time) awkward, funny, and important.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 27, 2013
A low-energy/moments of heat romance that rewards the patient filmgoer and bores the impatient one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
January 20, 2012
We do see New York from some interestingly different angles and Jack goes on a voyage which might inspire others like him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
November 9, 2011
Hoffman has an intimate feel for the drama, yet he strives to open it out for the big screen with too many lyrical montages, and this occasionally blunts the more intense exchanges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 6, 2011
The movie is a quirky updating of the 1955 Oscar-winner Marty, but less hard-edged.
November 6, 2011
Seymour Hoffman's 'Fisher King' is far more edgy and risqué than fantastical, with some clumsy sexual explorative scenes ... It also has the wonderful one-on-one bromance moments ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
November 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Express (UK)
November 4, 2011
A plaintive, sensitively-handled tale reminiscent of vintage Hollywood dramas such as Marty that knew how to tell such stories without seeming quite so self-conscious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cath Clarke
November 3, 2011
In places it has the airless feel of an over-workshopped piece, but is rescued by excellent performances: in particular Amy Ryan as Connie, Jack's shy would-be girlfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Raphael Abraham
Financial Times
November 3, 2011
With fine and affecting performances all round, this is an enjoyably old-fashioned ensemble piece and a solid start to a career behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
October 31, 2011
Philip Seymour Hoffman puts his oar in with a tender, thoughtful adaption of Robert Glaudini's stage play. A little too measured to deliver an emotional punch, it's nevertheless beautifully acted and at times rather lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 23, 2011
Mesmo não sendo um grande filme, é suficientemente sensível para reconhecer que, às vezes, até mesmo a vaga promessa de um passeio de barco é o bastante para que enxerguemos a possibilidade de felicidade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
June 20, 2011
It's all a tad schematic, and the direction is workmanlike but cautious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 16, 2011
It's a clever look at how we struggle to do our best in life and relationships. Although sometimes the drama feels rather too wilfully "normal".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 26, 2011
a sweet and sometimes painfully honest portrait of the interrelationships among four largely internal characters
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 4, 2010
A genial, shambling little film with characters it's possible to care about even when you don't necessarily like them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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