Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys (2014)

Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jersey Boys is neither as inventive nor as energetic as it could be, but there's no denying the powerful pleasures of its musical moments.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Christopher Walken plays a gangster who can fix anything; maybe he should have taken charge of the film.

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Richard Roeper

At times the movie version of "Jersey Boys" captures the electric excitement of the musical, but for every soaring moment, there are 10 minutes of bickering or brooding.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Given Mr. Eastwood's well-established musicality, though, it's not at all surprising that it's during the musical numbers the film truly comes alive.

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James Berardinelli

Jersey Boys comes to life only toward the end.

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Dana Stevens

Curiously moribund ...

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Sean Burns
Spliced Personality

Just about every directorial choice here is so clankingly at odds with the material that, as the song goes, I couldn't take my eyes off of it. It's like watching Ingmar Bergman's Grease.

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Christy Lemire

It's glossy and entertaining but also safe and conventional. If my father had lived to age 72, he would have loved this movie. This is your target audience.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

[The movie] hauls out just about every showbiz cliché in the catalog.

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Jordan Adler
We Got This Covered

With Jersey Boys, a spectacular musical gets a slight big-screen treatment that dilutes the show's dynamic musical sequences and compelling character arcs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A dull, uninvolving and derivative biopic full of the clichés that Eastwood has by now become an expert on, and it doesn't seem to have any idea of why… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Bob Guadio: I never heard a voice like Franki Valli's. After eight bars, I know I need to write for this voice. I suppose it comes to no surprise that… More
Michael S
Though there is little in the way of directorial ingenuity, Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boy" is a delightfully light (R-rated) musical biopic… More
Bradley Wright
Jersey Boys has some great songs and the acting is fantastic, but its just too slow for its own good.
Mark Hobin
It's clear that Clint Eastwood doesn't understand the first thing about making a musical. He grossly mishandles the source material. What made the… More
Walter M.
As Tommy DeVito(Vincent Piazza) puts it, there were three ways to escape the tough streets of Belleville, NJ in 1951. One by army, two by crime, and three by… More