Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jack of the Red Hearts (2015)




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Jack is a tough teenage runaway on the lam from her parole officer. The conniving street kid brazenly impersonates a trained caregiver and forms a unique bond with an 11 year-old autistic girl named Glory. The child's desperate mother Kay, also bonds with the imposter, as a surrogate daughter she can actually talk to. And the girl's cute older brother Robert falls in love. When the deception is exposed and the cops descend, loving father Mark struggles to hold his family together as the pieces of this puzzle are reshuffled into a new, satisfying whole.

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John D'Leo
as Dudley
Drena De Niro
as Elizabeth
Giullian Gioiello
as Prep School Boy
Stephen Hill
as Officer Mike
Ana Maria Jomolca
as Foster Mother
Briana Marin
as Scotty's Companion
Donna Kennedy
as Director Molina
Sejal Shah
as Friendly Mother
Harry Sutton Jr.
as Officer Troy
Gameela Wright
as Mrs. Maxwell
Preston Fritz Smith
as Foster Father
Judine Somerville
as Administrator
Harry Sutton Jr.
as Officer Troy
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Critic Reviews for Jack of the Red Hearts

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

There's a poignant, powerful story lurking at the edges of "Jack of the Red Hearts" but, as is, the film proves a strained, implausible family drama.

February 25, 2016 | Full Review…

"Jack of the Red Hearts" is the movie equivalent of what used to be called a "problem play." As such, it is well done.

February 25, 2016 | Full Review…

From the opening scene [Robb] takes over the screen with a coltish toughness and mercurial charisma.

February 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's rare that a drama shows such specificity with respect to the experience of coping with autism, and that sensitivity goes a long way.

February 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Jack of the Red Hearts depicts a bond between a troubled teenager and a young autistic girl ... The goodwill for its titular character never feels earned.

August 2, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Youth in social and economic crisis today converges with autism, and struggling to come of age in this troubled world. Based on the challenges of the director raising her own autistic child, and raw and real mixed with plenty of tough love empathy too.

March 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jack of the Red Hearts

Sweet story, not so great ending.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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