2 Jacks
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2 Jacks is a comical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's short story Two Hussars, comparing the generational change from father to son within the same business. The fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle, with romance and glamor, comes alive in 2 Jacks; a now-and-then look at the renowned way of living. Legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston), notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. Back in LA, Jack walks himself into an eventful night. Doing what he does best, Jack seduces the stunning Diana (Sienna Miller), attends some wild industry… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bernard Rose's fourth ultra-low-budget Tolstoy adaptation suffers from a slack narrative and abysmal dialogue."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"Playing these self-infatuated flimflammers, Danny and Jack Huston obviously know the drill. It's in their blood."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Inconsistent yet reverential, it's a truly trivial pursuit."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Like the earlier Huston/Tolstoy projects, Two Jacks is cheap-looking and rough around the edges, but there's a confidence about all these films too."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Based very loosely on an early short story by Leo Tolstoy, "Two Jacks" has a much less interesting second act ..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Mostly, it makes you feel like the only sober person at a party you can't leave."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"John Huston's shadow looms over the entire film, and as shadows go, it is long and very hard to get out from under."
‑ Anders Wright, San Diego Union-Tribune
"The embarrassingly low production value of Bernard Rose's 2 Jacks works symbiotically with the film's botched performances."
‑ Tina Hassannia, Slant Magazine
"Unfortunately, these inconsistencies cause more confusion than the magic Rose is presumably going for."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times
"Rose's apparent intent is to show how little of Hollywood's Golden Age magic is left today. In that, at least, he succeeds ."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Granted, the Tolstoy story had the benefit of internal monologues that clarified motivations and impulses. But a good film finds ways of doing this through gesture, expression and other artful ways. This is not a good film."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
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