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In this film by director Francis Ford Coppola, Robin Williams stars as Jack, a boy who is growing normally, but at many times the normal rate. In a bizarre flashback, we see that he was born when his mother was only ten weeks pregnant. Kept out of school for years, the neighborhood children consider him a freak, and generally avoid him. He is finally required to go to public school, and we catch up to him as he enters the fourth grade for the first time, a 10-year-old boy who appears to be a fully grown man in his 40s. His classmates tease him mercilessly until they begin to see the advantages… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"High ickiness quotient in this weird dramedy"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Beyond underwhelming."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Celebrates the unique qualities which make special people shooting stars."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Williams at his versatile best"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Coppola, of course, was abducted by aliens and replaced with a pod person in the middle of filming Godfather III."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Terrible comedy. Depressing (he's basically going to die by 20) and the jokes are obvious. Williams is great and understated, but wasted in this script."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Robin Williams is a big kid. Wow, what a stretch."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"It seems unlikely that a Francis Ford Coppola movie starring the outrageous, hyperkinetic Robin Williams could be bland, but Jack is."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Coppola was obviously having an off day with this manipulative and meaningless dribble of a dramedy. Robin Williams should consider omitting Jack from his film resume'."
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
More reviews for Jack on Rotten Tomatoes

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