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Janie Jones Reviews

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November 8, 2011
Not particularly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 4, 2011
Nivola and Breslin make a terrific mismatched pair in a film that often resembles a mash-up of "Crazy Heart" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2011
A movie about second chances that's sweet (without being sugary) and tinged with regret.
October 29, 2011
The movie works because it's essentially an old-fashioned two-hander for a couple of subtle and terrific actors.
October 28, 2011
After a messy, cliched first half, Janie Jones is barely salvaged by the lightweight sweetness that emerges once it becomes a two-hander for Breslin and Nivola.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
October 27, 2011
There are moments when "Janie Jones" threatens to turn into "Crazy Heart," which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2011
Nominated for an Academy Award for 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine" when she was just 10 years old, Breslin here gives a performance of great naturalism and charm, effortlessly carrying a challenging leading role.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 27, 2011
Abigail Breslin in a shining performance as the responsible one in a father-daughter reunion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2011
Although not exemplary, "Janie Jones" at least manages to give its tired scenario a sense of legitimacy.
October 27, 2011
Contrivances aside ... Janie Jones is one of the more realistic depictions of what the rock 'n' roll lifestyle is really like.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 22, 2011
Cute father-daughter chemistry but nothing out of the ordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2011
Not only reveals that Abigail Breslin as an incredibly talented singer, but an actress who can take a subpar script, breathe life into it and make it somewhat enjoyable, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2011
Abigail Breslin is a charismatic screen presence, and quite splendid as the self-contained youngster.
October 6, 2010
...a watchable, sporadically moving drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2011
"Janie Jones'' would feel more assured if Rosenthal had shown more inclination to commit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2011
A mixture of discordant notes and way-too-familiar chords.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 3, 2011
You'll get in touch with your softer side and want to punch it.
October 31, 2011
Unrewarding retread of too many films we've seen before,
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