Metacritic Movie Ratings
Don Jon Reviews

4.0

66

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Gordon-Levitt proves a natural filmmaker, nimbly staging Jon's highly amusing Catholic confessions, along with porn montages that mimic the dopamine-charged editing of "Requiem for a Dream." He also gets a terrific performance out of Tony Danza as Jon's hilariously blinkered brute of a dad.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    It's a comedy that moves with a sense of purpose, as Gordon-Levitt does in the title role.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Johansson gives one of her best performances as the bossy, gum-chewing Jersey girl determined to change Jon into her image of a romantic hero. Tony Danza and Glenne Headly are hilarious as Jon's parents. Gordon-Levitt proves he can act, write and direct with equal dexterity.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    Gordon-Levitt the writer-director delivers some great laugh lines and a couple of nifty plot pivots, and Gordon-Levitt the actor gives a winning performance.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Behind the camera, Gordon-Levitt shows serious promise.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    VarietyPeter Debruge

    Gordon-Levitt’s script can be a bit on-the-nose at times, but that’s an indulgence easily forgiven in a debut feature, and this ensemble winningly sells the movie’s tricky tonal mix.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    I like Mr. Gordon-Levitt a lot as an actor, and I wish him only the best in his future work as a filmmaker. There is, however, the matter of this particular movie, an overheated disquisition on the pleasures and limitations of masturbation.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again.

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