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
"Jackie & Ryan" may prove too low-key and deliberately paced for less patient viewers, but distinct pleasures are to be had from this compactly shot film's easy rhythms, affecting tone and nicely modulated performances.
July 2, 2015
You anticipate a cheap, sentimental ending. But it is not to be, and the movie is much the better for it.
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.
July 1, 2015
For a Katherine Heigl vehicle, "Jackie & Ryan" stars a whole lot of Ben Barnes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
September 8, 2014
The modesty of the story, the simple story-telling and honest emotions all come together in a satisfying whole.
Top Critic
September 8, 2014
Mellow, digestibly sweet and embellished with lovely folk tunes, this modest bit of Americana reveals pleasing new sides of both leads ...
September 8, 2014
A low-key romance may be the beginning of a comeback for Katherine Heigl