Matching Jack Reviews

August 22, 2010
Beautifully played and powerfully moving, despite the sugary clichs.
August 20, 2010
Lynne Renew and David Parker's script is based on a wonderful premise, but the resulting film is uneven, straddling adult drama and family-friendly tear-jerker without doing either well.
August 20, 2010
It's melodrama, but powerful, with insights into the way cancer changes lives. I howled. Take Kleenex.
August 20, 2010
Having begun as a well-meaning but uneven mix of medical melodrama and fraught love story with whimsical accessories, it finally locates its heartbeat.
August 20, 2010
The very moments that the film goes wilfully off-topic prove to be its undoing.
August 19, 2010
Matching Jack has a squirmy kind of emotional truth to it. It's funny, but it's not a comedy.
August 19, 2010
If Matching Jack were a telemovie, I'd be tempted to switch off.
August 17, 2010
Matching Jack's conclusion is a hopeful one (some may say thankfully) but it's much too tidy and rushed, a pure cookie-cutter Hollywood happy ending that betrays the realistic, at times poignant portrayal of childhood terminal illness that came before it.
August 16, 2010
While its premise is a painful one, this warm, surprisingly funny and deeply touching film never feels maudlin.
August 13, 2010
A gripping melodrama that explores a complex set of relationships amidst the intensity of deadly illness
August 13, 2010
Eliciting superb performances from her lead actors, Tass delivers a potent drama about human relationships and vulnerabilities
August 11, 2010
This is the first feature Nadia Tass has directed since Amy in 1998, and she brings great sensitivity to a moving story.
August 11, 2010
There's a lot to appreciate in a film which is really about the very basics -- life, love and death.