Metacritic Movie Ratings
Jack & Diane Reviews

3.0

45

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Love and sex are scary in Bradley Rust Gray's over-Freuded exercise in semi-horror/gender studies.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Temple is dependable if uninspiring, and Keough has yet to develop much in the way of screen presence - in the film, her short dark hair and doughy features look sculpted to maximize her resemblance to her grandfather, Elvis Presley.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    If Benicio del Toro designed Hallmark cards, or if "Lady and the Tramp" were lesbians, they'd have a lot in common with Jack & Diane, a well-constructed, well-intentioned but too deliberate attempt to provoke the unprovokable.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    Imagine a teenage lesbian love story directed by David Cronenberg and you'll have some sense of the weirdness of Jack and Diane. Bradley Rust Gray's attempt to weave horror elements into a fairly conventional narrative yields diminishing returns in this overly stylized effort.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York TimesJeannette Catsoulis

    Jack & Diane offers a glaring example of a writer and director, Bradley Rust Gray, unable to trust in the simple strength of his material.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Village VoiceNick Schager

    Although enthralled by brooding, self-absorbed teenagers, the film doesn't present a single believable one.

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