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Jonah Hex

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

June 18, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Jimmy Hayward

Starring :

Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Michael Fassbender, Michael Shannon, Julia Jones, Wes Bentley, Lance Reddick, Rio Hackford

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

0.5 of 4

“..Yep, it's hexed..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
1.5 of 4

“..The opening frame of Jonah Hex should say: "Caution: Made expressly for the male teen demographic. Not suitable for anyone of any age who prefers movies with coherence, an original plot or characters they give a hoot about"..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..the movie is never boring. It is, however, frustrating..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the film's noisy, slam-bang approach and lack of imagination in all nonvisual departments will keep it from rounding up a fresh generation of thrill-seekers..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
1 of 4

“..Jonah is fated to ride alone. Don't make the mistake of keeping him company..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 4

“..Jonah Hex is a good performance and a few good lines buried in a script whose authors should do a little time in writer's hell for scribbling it..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
2 of 4

“..it's charred, bullet-riddled mulch..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..generally better..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
2 of 5

“..completely forgettable..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
1.5 of 4

“..artlessly directed and sloppily written production..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..an orgy of overstatement..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
Review rate : C-

“..an expanded Jonah Hex on DVD could be more watchable..”
by Steve Persall [St. Petersburg Times]
Review rate : D+

“..an assemblage of random camera shots, messy editing, redundant scenes, and witless dialogue..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 5

“..a real mess..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
1 of 4

“..a narrative mess..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..a mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting adaptation..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]

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