Paramount Pictures | Release Date: August 10, 1990 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
56
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 17 Critics
Positive:
7
Mixed:
9
Negative:
1
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Jack Nicholson's impressive, convoluted and moody sequel to Chinatown. [10 Aug 1990]
70
A lovingly assembled cast in a brilliantly detailed production, with special notice to Vilmos Zsigmond's haunting cinematography, which seems somehow to have captured the light as it was, pre-smog. [10 Aug 1990]
63
The Two Jakes turns out to be a surprisingly rich movie - if you're willing to spend 138 minutes on what is essentially a psychological study. [10 Aug 1990]
50
The Two Jakes is an interesting movie and audiences are predisposed to warm up to Nicholson the actor, but they may not be so charitable to Nicholson the director. [10 Aug 1990]
50
The Two Jakes itself is less tragic than petulant, mired in a self-pitying remembrance of things past. [10 Aug 1990]
42
The film as a whole is simply an interesting and amusing mess. [10 Aug 1990]
40
It's ended up a weak imitation of the original. [09 Aug 1990]