Dear John
Dear John (2010)

"Dear John" tells story of John Tyree, a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis, the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 25, 2010
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28%
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55%



Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Built from many of the same ingredients as other Nicholas Sparks tearjerkers, Dear John suffers from its cliched framework, as well as Lasse Hallstrom's curiously detached directing.

Christine Champ
Film.com

It's like a bad soap opera.

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Melissa Anderson
L.A. Weekly

The biggest surprise here is Tatum, whose butch reticence has never been put to better use: His saddest farewell isn't to his lady but to a man even more uncommunicative than he is.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

The father-son relationship stands out in this sentimental and satisfying drama.

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

What starts as a charming anachronism %u2014 pens, paper and the postal service in an impersonal digital age %u2014 becomes tedious as Hallstrom is reduced to interminable, repetitive montages covering the many months that the pair are apart.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Halfway through the movie, I decided a better title for this weepie contraption would be The Hurt Letter. Tatum is stolid and semi-expressive, Seyfried widens her eyes to saucer-size.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Seyfried and Tatum have absolutely no credibility as a romantic couple.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

A sucker for a cheap sob, it left me cold.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Indecently exploits 9/11 and throws in autism and canver for unscrupulous measure.

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Dave White
Movies.com

You could hate it for being cynically tear-jerking... [but] it can't help itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Well goes no where just like the on screen romance! Boring as hell, wouldn't recommend!
Manu Gino
Love can transform us in ways we never could have imagined. Saw it again! Good romantic fim! I expected so much from this film and after finishing it I… More
Cynthia S.
Ooooooh nice movie!! This was a sweet love story with U-turns in the lives of the main characters that conclude in a very nice ending. Sadness abounds, but true… More
Red Lats
I'm a sucker for stories involving distressed love. So I enjoyed the movie, but I do agree that the movie is a big cliche - and it seems a good part of… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Depressing, cliche, and quite unwatchable at times, Dear John really doesn't have an interesting story to tell, and despite it being in the romantic genre,… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
i was mildly entertained by the Notebook 2: the 3-Ring Binder.

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