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Jolene Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    31

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Throughout, Chastain delivers a full-bodied debut performance, but she's ultimately stuck taking her wandering-soul protagonist far more seriously than it-or the film-deserves.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Jolene's skin may smell like warm milk to Brad, but to the rest of us it has curdled long before she leaves his bed.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety Rob Nelson

    Though stretched to a two-hour run time, Doctorow's socially critical tale is reduced to queasy spectacle.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    They don't make movies like Jolene anymore, and that's a good thing.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    More epic than it needs to be and less profound than it should be, Jolene remains a watchable excursion into human frailty and foibles.

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