Jonah Hex


Jonah Hex

Critics Consensus

Josh Brolin gives it his best shot, but he can't keep the short, unfocused Jonah Hex from collapsing on the screen.



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1970s-era DC antihero Jonah Hex makes his way to the big screen as co-screenwriters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer) team to follow the disfigured gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter on his biggest adventure yet. Supernatural elements combine with Western aesthetics to take viewers on a wild and bloody ride, with Josh Brolin leading the way as Hex and John Malkovich stepping into the villainous role of Turnbull. Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who) directs. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Josh Brolin
as Jonah Hex
John Malkovich
as Quentin Turnbull
Megan Fox
as Lilah
Will Arnett
as Lieutenant Grass
John Gallagher Jr.
as Lieutenant Evan
Tom Wopat
as Colonel Slocum
Michael Shannon
as Doc Cross Williams
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
as Jeb Turnbull
Wes Bentley
as Adleman Lusk
Rio Hackford
as Grayden Nash
Dave Jensen
as Turnbull's Henchman
Billy Blair
as Turnbull's Gang - Billy
Sean Boyd
as Turnbull's Gang - Preacher
John McConnell
as Stunk Crick Sheriff
Jackson Townsend
as Stunk Crick Mayor
T.J. Toups
as Stunk Crick Deputy
T.J. Toups
as Stunk Crick Deputy
Ned Coleman
as Stunk Crick Deputy
Jack Wirt
as Stunk Crick Deputy
Ty Holland
as Dumbass Outlaw
J.D. Evermore
as Union Officer on Train
Scott Staggers
as Union Letter Writer
Jimmy Hayward
as Train Wood Tender
Michael Arnona
as Train Engineer
Noel Murano
as Surviving Soldier
Preston Acuff
as Union Officer at Fed Reserve
Jonathan Bell
as Roughneck at Tent
Vincent Riverside
as Roughneck at Tent
Stephen Chen
as Old Chinese Guy
Stephen S. Chen
as Old Chinese Guy
Joe Billingiere
as Old Cherokee
Bill Martin Williams
as Union Commanding Officer
Milos Milicevic
as Burly Turnbull Guard
Eric Scott Woods
as Turnbull's Lookout
Maureen Brennan
as Mother on Train
John Kennon Pepper
as Boy on Train
John Kennon Kepper
as Boy on Train
Seth Gabel
as Advisor
Andy Ryan
as Barber
Darin Heames
as Bartender
Matt Lasky
as Dead Turnbull Guard
Aidan Quinn
as President Grant
Rance Howard
as Telegrapher
Antal Kalik
as Huge Bar Partron
Michael Papajohn
as Saber Guard
Tait Fletcher
as Nasty Gunner
Paul Zies
as Henchman #1
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Critic Reviews for Jonah Hex

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (131)

  • It just gets louder and more nonsensical as it progresses, with Fox shoe-horned into as many scenes as possible.

    Sep 2, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • At least it's relatively short.

    Sep 2, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • At 81 minutes with credits, Jonah Hex feels crude, lazy and entirely perfunctory.

    Sep 1, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • There's just one ingredient missing: anyone with a clue.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic
  • All three of you clamoring for a sequel to Wild Wild West have got your wish.

    Jun 23, 2010 | Rating: 1/5

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Begins affably enough as a random slew of Leone-style squint-a-thons and shoot-outs but then loses it way in a dopey, anachronism-happy sci-fi plot.

    Jun 18, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jonah Hex

  • Mar 15, 2016
    Nothing special on screen here, Some ok action scenes but that's it, Same old story, Very short but it started to drag in parts, Very predictable and just a plain lazy excuse of a film, I can see why it bombed at the box office.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2013
    Based on a DC comic, Jonah Hex is a supernatural western packed with action. Rogue bounty hunter Jonah Hex is conscripted by the Union Army to help stop a former Confederate general bent on seeking revenge. Starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, and Michael Fassbender, the casting is fairly decent; however Fox's role is completely superfluous. Hex makes for an interesting character, but most of the film is filled with supernatural and futuristic elements that just don't work. The script's also problematic, and is full of cliches and tropes. Yet even with all its junk, Jonah Hex delivers some strong action sequences and is entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 23, 2012
    [img][/img] I'm giving Jonah Hex a negative review on the basis that there are various problems with the film that stick out like a bulging sore thumb, but that's not to say that I didn't enjoy certain aspects of the film, so i'll start with the problems. Firstly, the title character can never seem to justify his horribly indecent actions in the film, we are told that he killed the supposedly antagonistic character's son, and for some reason it's never fully expained why we should root for him. Secondly, it stars Josh Brolin, and I was very excited about seeing him in this, if there's one actor currently working in cinema today that can play cowboys and anti-hero's in Western's, it's him. However his above average performance in Jonah Hex is not the outstanding performance we saw in True Grit or No Country For Old Men, it is a very good performance i'll add, but it can't hold the film together on it's own. A lot of scenes are unintentionally laughable, and John Malkovich is hilariously miscast as the bad guy. On the other hand unlike the people who've taken their time to attack this movie and properly go to town on it, I quite enjoyed things in it. Josh Brolin is very engaging and the main character himself is interesting, the action sequences are decent enough, the steampunk settings are fun to look at, and it appears that the costume design and special effects were put together carefully, and for popcorn entertainment, I think it's fine. But it's nothing more than fine, it's cheap and it's got Megan Fox playing the regular Megan Fox role, but looking quite bored executing it, and the story collapses eventually, but if your someone who watches a lot of films, believe me, you've seen a lot worse.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 23, 2012
    To much like the recent ghost rider adaption. No real thought or depth, mindless and unmemorable
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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