Jul 17, 2019
Jem is honest enough in its aims that the sacrilegious divergence from the original material can almost be forgiven.
Feb 5, 2019
The names are the same, but that's about it.
Oct 31, 2018
This may not be the film adaptation of the cartoon that the fans wanted...but even so, it is still very true to the heart of what made Jem so special.
Aug 22, 2018
"Jem and the Holograms" is a high energy, lyrical story that hits all the high notes creating a harmonic theme of positivity, creativity, and acceptance.
May 22, 2018
This movie outsources its biggest moments of narrative intensity to random YouTube vids, which is a filmic choice so incomprehensible, I'm tempted to intrepret it as some kind of grand statement of Dada anti-meaning.
Mar 2, 2018
This movie doesn't give you anything different and it doesn't honor the nostalgia property it was based on. This movie was clearly made with no heart at all.
Nov 4, 2017
It's incredibly true to the show's iconography and narrative themes of female empowerment
Oct 16, 2017
This is a really bad non-movie, alienating to pre-existing fans and mystifying to everyone else.
Sep 20, 2017
If you enjoyed the 80s animated series this film is based on, be warned that it is nothing like its source material.
Aug 1, 2017
Jem and the Holograms is a satisfyingly goofy, girl-power band movie that's totally unembarrassed by its own ridiculousness.
Jun 1, 2017
It preaches an important maxim -- love yourself for who you are -- and then immediately contradicts it by masking its characters and everything about them in artifice without artistry.
Jan 3, 2017
Overall Jem and the Holograms is a confused mess that will leave previous fans of the show isolated by its insistence on being 'hip' and 'with it', while newer audiences are unlikely to appreciate its premise in a post-Hannah Montana world.
Jan 2, 2017
Hobbled by inept storytelling and drab visuals, itll leave toon fans wishing theyd stuck with their hazy childhood memories.
Jul 19, 2016
Somewhere at the heart of this movie is a kind of charm, despite its heart-on-sleeve quality. But who would you pitch it at?
Jun 9, 2016
One forgets tweens have choir practice and like to unabashedly break out into song. They think this is normal. It's very cute. Bad for dads; I give 'Jem' three tween stars.
Feb 17, 2016
An unrealistic representation of the music industry.
Feb 11, 2016
This live action dud is basically what you imagine a bargain-basement Star is Born would be like if it was directed by the chap who did a Step Up sequel, a horror producer and Justin Bieber's manager.
Feb 11, 2016
A highly flawed, occasionally dumb, but fascinating blast of neon, revisionist girl power, and social media wanderlust.
Feb 9, 2016
Every line, every twist and every note of music feels painstakingly focus-grouped.
Feb 8, 2016
Chu was responsible for the shambles that was G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and proves that was no fluke through his uncertain handling of the conflicting material.