Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    30
    They are all part of a great American tradition. Hate them if you want to, but you might as well hate gated communities, "The Real World," and the war on terror while you're at it.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Its swooping 3-D visuals let fans briefly feel they can touch a group that barely exists behind a wall of beefy security men.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    38
    The film is awkwardly stitched together from candy-gloss arena concert footage and somewhat grimier-looking backstage/limo/hotel room moments. There is no attempt to make it all hang together as an organic whole.
  4. To fully savor Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, it's best to watch with an audience overwhelmingly populated by girls and young women.
  5. Director Bruce Hendricks makes little use of the 3D technology, though the gimmick does distract from the fact that we learn nothing new about the guys. It would have been interesting to hear something of their history, especially given their much-discussed Evangelical background.
  6. 50
    The film gets one star from me for the admirable brevity of its running time and another for the definite article in its title, seemingly an implicit promise that there will be no sequel.
  7. The 3D effects are of a gimmicky 1956 vintage, with hands thrusting from the screen to give the illusion of reaching out and touching the audience.
  8. 50
    It's no mystery that the target audience for this G-rated bubblegum fantasy is tweens, parents of tweens and the occasional pervert. They'll be so pleased. Anything for the rest of humanity? Not so much.
  9. Reviewed by: Catherine Dawson March
    50
    Not only does the 3-D format grant you a front row seat at this Jonas Brothers concert, but it puts sweet, sweaty Joe (he's the cute one) practically in your lap. For most JoBro fans, that alone is worth the price of admission.
  10. Certainly their musicianship and onstage professionalism are smooth, though maybe a bit too smooth. There is little spontaneity in anything they do.
  11. 50
    Isn't a movie so much as a devotional object, a kind of secular fetish designed to induce rapture.
  12. Reviewed by: Elysa Gardner
    63
    The threat may be as illusory as the thrills in Jonas Brothers are contrived. But that won't stop Jonas junkies from enjoying their magical mystery tour.
  13. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    40
    At 76 minutes, the film is nearly twice as long as even the band's most dedicated admirers might need, with weariness setting in around the 40-minute mark.
  14. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    40
    Even in the context of pop-to-statutorily-rape-virgin-eardrums, it's difficult to rate the Jonases. The tunes are no-stick.
User Score
2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. ChrisA
    Mar 26, 2009
    1
    I only give it a 1 because it's possible that there is a funny fall or something in the film...oh, I haven't actually watched it, but let's be honest this is probably worse than College or Miss March. Full Review »
  2. JayH
    Jun 28, 2009
    1
    Nauseating Disney fabrication, the comparasin of the Jonas Brothers to The Beatles made me cringe. Silly, badly filmed about a trio of guys that are crappy musicians. Awful from start to finish. Full Review »
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    0
    This movie is gay as ****