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The Joneses Reviews

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April 21, 2010
A good idea and good acting are ruined by a craven Hollywood Ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 21, 2010
Hugely enjoyable and cleverly written, this is an impressively directed, thought-provoking comedy-drama with a pair of pitch-perfect performances from David Duchovny and Demi Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2010
There's a nicely cynical streak at the heart of The Joneses, until Borte goes soft and lets the audience off the hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2010
Mr. Borte conjures up a pleasant Stepford that runs less on robotic conformity than on endless, anxious competition. The key to the film is that it allows this life to have some real appeal.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2010
One of the best and simplest ideas for a film in a long time. It's too bad the ending doesn't compare with the rest of the film, but still a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 17, 2010
as slick as the sales philosophy of its characters tempered with a palpable anger at what Madison Avenue hath wrought
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2010
A fantastic concept that frays under the rigors of narrative convention.
April 16, 2010
Writer-director Derrick Borte makes an impressive film debut that takes advantage of a familiarity with marketing consumer goods and seductive advertising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2010
A satire that pokes fun of the ruses that corporations are willing to undertake in order to get more people purchasing their products.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2010
Even with its small defects, though, The Joneses feels fresh and original, smart and tart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 16, 2010
Evil, even evil that doesn't even realize how evil it is, has rarely looked so everyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 16, 2010
It's out there but plausible, a logical extension of the steadfast drive toward invasive marketing that's a hallmark of an age in which everything and everyone has a price.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2010
The execution just didn't live up to the clever premise. If we aren't going to get into the heads of these characters as they witness the havoc they wreak, then director should have kept up the satirical tone of the
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2010
Teen sex, drugs, drinking pop up in satire on materialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2010
As it stands, it's a mildly diverting dramedy of missed opportunities.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2010
A cheeky little commentary on modern consumption, The Joneses offers an uneasy balance between what's funny and what's not, staying just edgy enough to be uncomfortable while hitting its targets.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 16, 2010
[Demi Moore is] She's one reason to see writer-director's Derrick Borte's zeitgeist fable The Joneses. Though she's not the only one.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2010
It lures you in with a promise of being a smart, zeitgeist-y satire, but before it can deliver on that promise, it morphs into something more resembling a soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2010
...that most maddening of motion picture paradigms - a great concept badly bungled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2010
It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy.
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