Jersey Boys Reviews

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August 16, 2019
This well-crafted screen adaptation is not about to let the hits (Sherry, Oh What a Night, Big Girls Don't Cry etc.) do all the heavy lifting, allowing the storytelling to get off lightly.
June 14, 2019
Yes, there's no Eastwood stamp stylistically, but he directs superb performances from the central quartet - and commendably without a whiff of jazz hands.
March 5, 2019
The four protagonists, led by Young... simply shine. They create spot-on covers of the original songs and there is no denying their musical nous, harmonious singing voices and energy of their performances.
August 28, 2018
The cast makes the most of every musical moment, singing their hearts out while doing a dance line number that the Four Seasons never actually used but should have; its powerful stuff, not just in terms of nostalgia, it's kinda sexy.
May 14, 2018
What's interesting is how Eastwood breaks with genre conventions and reinvents the musical as a character study, placing the emotional drama at the forefront, with the songs almost coming as a by-product.
November 8, 2017
The most likeable element in the film is not the people but the earworm-quality songs which, even after all this time, sound fresh and irresistibly catchy. You will hum Sherry for hours after the credits roll.
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.
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.
April 14, 2016
Whether or not viewers respond to Eastwood's vision, that it's so clearly his is a victory in itself.
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.
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.
July 27, 2014
A cavalcade of great songs keeps this otherwise lacklustre adaptation from floundering.
July 26, 2014
As a vehicle for characters, Jersey Boys is remarkably observant.
July 17, 2014
The movie is a rollercoaster ride that soars on the wings of the incredible music and then crashes into the mob element.

July 10, 2014
Jersey Boys is a solid watch that seeks to deepen the emotion of the jukebox musical.
July 9, 2014
The combination of... [Woody Allen & Clint Eastwood] has resulted in a Broadway adaptation that hums with vigour, sings with the capricious unpredictability of fate and fame, and does firm and lasting justice to the legacy of that vintage studio logo.
July 7, 2014
It may not have razzle dazzle, but when Jersey Boys hits its stride it reveals a lightness of touch uncharacteristic of Eastwood's oeuvre.
July 6, 2014
Ultimately this is a two-star movie that gets an extra star for its excellent songs
July 2, 2014
If it weren't for the musical performances, this would not be much of a movie. Fortunately, the music is very good and John Lloyd Young is a fine singer. This languid film does display energy during the musical performances.
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