Jackie & Ryan Reviews

July 4, 2015
The film feels like an uncomfortable hodgepodge of styles and tones - gritty and realistic when it's following Ryan, awkwardly staged when it's following Jackie.
July 3, 2015
If a film based on author Nicholas Sparks' work is like an over-produced power ballad with a 128-piece orchestra, writer/director Ami Canaan Mann's "Jackie & Ryan" is the non-ironic acoustic guitar cover of the same tune.
July 2, 2015
The section of the movie that should offer a climactic rush, however fleeting, feels instead more like falling action, or even a postscript.
July 1, 2015
Jackie & Ryan is a sort of low-rent Nicholas Sparks romance that, for want of a better way to put it, never generates any sparks of its own.
June 30, 2015
More of a "comeback" for Ben Barnes than Katherine Heigl, who gamely but guardedly gives this her best shot.
June 29, 2015
The best thing about it is is that it shies away from formula, and the worst is either the finger tattoos, or the fact that it hasn't really come up with much to replace the formula it so carefully and laudably avoids.
June 28, 2015
The film comes undone in its clumsy attempts to transform its story into a parable of economic distress.
September 11, 2014
Low on stakes, light on originality, and limp in execution, so little of consequence happens in "Jackie & Ryan" that we'd lost interest long before the film sputtered to a halt.