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Jersey Boys Reviews

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September 12, 2017
Large sections of the storytelling feel inert, and some key moments get short shrift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2017
[Eastwood] displays his strong suits: music, drama and evocative cinematography.
June 14, 2016
Like 'Saturday Night Fever,' 'Jersey Boys' is also about four Italian-American youths from the outer boroughs. Both films have hits that are still in America's jukeboxes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 7, 2016
For a movie about the Four Seasons, this sure lacks spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 18, 2016
If you're a die-hard Four Seasons fan, your only complaint about Jersey Boys will be that Clint Eastwood couldn't stuff every last hit song in. But it wasn't for lack of trying - and face it, you've still got those old records at home anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4 of 5
April 14, 2016
Whether or not viewers respond to Eastwood's vision, that it's so clearly his is a victory in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 31, 2015
A scattered, haphazard, thoroughly confused film that can't figure out if it's meant to be a winningly cutesy musical or a gritty narrative about life in crime-ridden 1950s New Jersey.
October 8, 2015
Given Mr. Eastwood's well-established musicality, though, it's not at all surprising that it's during the musical numbers the film truly comes alive.
June 9, 2015
Just about every directorial choice here is so clankingly at odds with the material that, as the song goes, I couldn't take my eyes off of it. It's like watching Ingmar Bergman's Grease.
November 11, 2014
With Jersey Boys, a spectacular musical gets a slight big-screen treatment that dilutes the show's dynamic musical sequences and compelling character arcs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 10, 2014
It's an idea that should have worked marvelously for the screen, but without the same energy from the music being put into the narrative, it's not surprising at all that it would hit a flat note early on and never be able to recover.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2014
I just found myself enjoying the music more than the events taking place on-screen.
October 10, 2014
Jersey Boys features brilliant art direction but frustrates in equal measure by straddling too many decades, with the scant emotions of an off-set death clearly defining the problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2014
Eastwood has wisely kept the basic premise of the stage show, allowing each member of the group to act as their own "Greek chorus," breaking the fourth wall and narrating the story as it progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 4, 2014
Eastwood jettisons the 'jukebox musical' approach of his source material to transform the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons into another of his inquisitions into the hopeful myths and dark realities of American history and celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2014
"Jersey Boys" is wall-to-wall fantasyland showbiz, expertly shot and boasting fine performances, but it is in the spirit world between stage and screen where it loses its footing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 6, 2014
At first, it looks so smart that it's easy to miss the emptiness behind the sharp design and snappy patter. In the end, it's a collection of scenes sticking to a simplistic adage: 'You can take the boys out of Jersey but not Jersey out of the boys.'
August 1, 2014
It's not a totally bad film, it just makes a lot of bad choices and ends up dragging when it should be engaging, and it frustrates more often than it entertains.
July 27, 2014
A cavalcade of great songs keeps this otherwise lacklustre adaptation from floundering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2014
As a vehicle for characters, Jersey Boys is remarkably observant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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