Jack

Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    This feel-good motion picture is intelligently written and expertly directed.
  2. Within the limits and cliches of utterly predictable material, Mr. Coppola is still finally able to make this one from the heart.
  3. it's a synthetic, rather drab movie, one that seems linked less to experience, or even to fantasy, than to other movies - "Big," of course, and also "E.T.," "Mask," and "Phenomenon."
  4. Francis Ford Coppola's Jack has its affecting moments, but in the end illustrates the pitfalls of the "concept" movie, the kind you can boil down to a one-line hook.
  5. Francis Ford Coppola falls down and goes boom with this depressing, ill-conceived comedy.
  6. 50
    It sits in a rather unspectacular niche between modern fairy tale and a disease-of-the-week TV movie.
  7. 40
    The formula for Robin Williams' childish stick wares dangerously thin this time out.
  8. 40
    When a master dedicates his genius to the production of schmaltz, it's not a pretty sight.
  9. 38
    [Robin Williams] has been ill-served by a screenplay that isn't curious about what his life would really be like.
  10. Jack is more depressing than the weight of its demerits because of the quality of the work both these men have done before.
  11. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    Blandness and lack of daring characterize nearly every minute of the very long two hours, which are marked by a high degree of professionalism at the service of little content.
  12. Jack is a warm, heartfelt disaster that shows that life is fleeting but movies can be very long indeed.
  13. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    20
    One is left wondering why Williams has granted early retirement to his inner anarchist, what dark need compels a great clown to become a sad, fuzzy one in movies only Bob Dole - faking it -could love.
  14. A listless family comedy and bland morality primer.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    I might be alone but I love this movie
  2. Jan 29, 2012
    2
    Jack means well and is undeniably pleasant, but it features most of the actors at there worst and it has an absurd plot and just simply triesJack means well and is undeniably pleasant, but it features most of the actors at there worst and it has an absurd plot and just simply tries to make you cry way too hard. I give this movie 20%. Full Review »