User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 76
  2. Negative: 17 out of 76

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  1. Feb 3, 2011
    10
    I think this is by far one of the best love stories ever. It has everything from smiles to tears to intense moments. It is a very realistic story that people are really living today. It makes you believe in love, I fell in love with Dear John, I hope there is a second part.
  2. Jul 9, 2012
    9
    This movie was so sad!!! It was pretty good though, but soooo sad!! I don't know why everyone says its bad it s good, and very, very sad! It is a heart breaking story.
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. The film, while heartfelt and directed by multiple-Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom, is dramatically stillborn.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Ultimately, the story feels as if it's killing time before throwing the next hurdle at the couple.
  3. 38
    Hallstrom and his low-heat stars can’t find the pulse of this corpse.