The Ballad of Jack and Rose

User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20

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  1. FelixM.
    Jun 13, 2005
    2
    Boring and pointless when pointless and boring will do. Catherine Keener has become less interesting as time goes by. It's been years since she's surprised me. luckily my drink had enough caffiene to keep me awake through the whole thing.
  2. lins.
    Apr 1, 2005
    2
    Amateurish script; heavy-handed use of symbolism. The script is scholastic, written like a school project. Has the feel of a play and not a movie. Didn't care what happened to characters. The writer and director is intellectual in a coed kind of way and she is full of passion, but her vision is not very interesting. She can ask meaningful questions but her thinking is too stilted or Amateurish script; heavy-handed use of symbolism. The script is scholastic, written like a school project. Has the feel of a play and not a movie. Didn't care what happened to characters. The writer and director is intellectual in a coed kind of way and she is full of passion, but her vision is not very interesting. She can ask meaningful questions but her thinking is too stilted or parochial to make anything really interesting happen. The cinematography is good, the actors are excellent but it was all wasted in a less than mediocre vision. Waste of time! Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. 40
    Might not have been a bad film if its characters never said anything and some obnoxious visual metaphors were removed.
  2. Shaky story and predictable developments make this an off-key ballad.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Well-wrought individual scenes and sharply focused acting provide Rebecca Miller's third feature with a measure of gravity, but too much abrupt, even melodramatic behavior and undigested psychological matter leave nagging dissatisfactions.