Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Nov 1, 2012
    67
    Love and sex are scary in Bradley Rust Gray's over-Freuded exercise in semi-horror/gender studies.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Nov 1, 2012
    58
    The mystical allure of this long-awaited "lesbian werewolf movie" turns out to have more value than the real thing.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Nov 2, 2012
    50
    Temple is dependable if uninspiring, and Keough has yet to develop much in the way of screen presence - in the film, her short dark hair and doughy features look sculpted to maximize her resemblance to her grandfather, Elvis Presley.
  4. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Nov 1, 2012
    50
    Tonally, the film swings between whispery romance and ominous horror as it explores the dark side of love and lust, including an amusingly gory meditation on the notion that the person you think is your beloved might just rip your heart out.
  5. Reviewed by: Zeba Blay
    Oct 31, 2012
    50
    Scenes of the pair staring longingly into each other's eyes go on for so long that they become devoid of meaning, not unlike the film's alchemical fusion of genres.
  6. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Oct 31, 2012
    50
    Werewolves aren't a new metaphor for the wildness of adolescent urges, but Jack & Diane is a trudgingly self-serious affair that doesn't manage to be transporting on either its literal or conceptual levels.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    May 26, 2012
    50
    Imagine a teenage lesbian love story directed by David Cronenberg and you'll have some sense of the weirdness of Jack and Diane. Bradley Rust Gray's attempt to weave horror elements into a fairly conventional narrative yields diminishing returns in this overly stylized effort.
  8. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nov 1, 2012
    40
    Jack & Diane offers a glaring example of a writer and director, Bradley Rust Gray, unable to trust in the simple strength of his material.
  9. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Oct 31, 2012
    40
    The story of a young woman (Juno Temple) discovering that she is both a lesbian and a werewolf, Bradley Rust Gray's oddball horror parable starts with an irresistibly trashy premise and proceeds to treat it with the po-faced pretentiousness of a film-school thesis.
  10. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    May 26, 2012
    50
    If Benicio del Toro designed Hallmark cards, or if "Lady and the Tramp" were lesbians, they'd have a lot in common with Jack & Diane, a well-constructed, well-intentioned but too deliberate attempt to provoke the unprovokable.
  11. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Nov 1, 2012
    40
    Although enthralled by brooding, self-absorbed teenagers, the film doesn't present a single believable one.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    2
    Flat out gross, Jack and Diane haunts you with disgusting violence and sex which promotes nausea. Then you puke after the movie ends.