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Dear John

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

February 05, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Lasse Hallstrom

Starring :

Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas, Scott Porter, Leslea Fisher, Cullen Moss, Jessica Lucas

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..The movie looks good...”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
2 of 4

“..slow-moving and far-fetched love story..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
1.5 of 4

“..left with a giggle-worthy mess..”
by Tom Horgen [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Review rate : C+

“..Dear John doesn’t need classing up. It needs some hot-blooded emotion...”
by Scott Tobias [A.V. Club]
2.5 of 4

“..crowd-pleasing tearjerker..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..A lame romance coupled with more handicaps and hardships than any film can survive without the charge of audience manipulation...”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“.."Dear John" still will move you deeply - if you're a 12-year-old girl...”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“.."Dear John" is unabashedly sentimental, sometimes to the point of silliness..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
“.."Dear John" carefully distills selected elements of human experience and reduces them to a sweet and digestible syrup..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : C-
Reviewed by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 5
Reviewed by John P. McCarthy [Boxoffice Magazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Janice Page [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
Reviewed by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]

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