The Joneses
The Joneses (2010)

A picture-perfect family moves into an upscale community, impressing the locals and integrating themselves into every aspect of the community until a sudden tragedy forces them to reassess their priorities. Steve (David Duchovny) and Kate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 10, 2010
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't pursue its subversive premise as far as it should, but The Joneses benefits from its timely satire of consumer culture -- as well as a pair of strong performances from David Duchovny and Demi Moore.

Rafer Guzman
Newsday

The Joneses starts with a great pitch but ultimately fails to close the deal.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A cheeky little commentary on modern consumption, The Joneses offers an uneasy balance between what's funny and what's not, staying just edgy enough to be uncomfortable while hitting its targets.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

As interesting as the message is with this film, it is equally as hypocritical of the movie industry to shake its finger at fads, trendsetters and materialistic nonsense.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There's a nicely cynical streak at the heart of The Joneses, until Borte goes soft and lets the audience off the hook.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

[Demi Moore is] She's one reason to see writer-director's Derrick Borte's zeitgeist fable The Joneses. Though she's not the only one.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Even with decent turns from the leads, and a usefully soulful one from Gary Cole as a neighbor inclined to do the proverbial keeping up, the film can't always manage to justify itself as an actual movie instead of merely a clever concept.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Mr. Borte conjures up a pleasant Stepford that runs less on robotic conformity than on endless, anxious competition. The key to the film is that it allows this life to have some real appeal.

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David Germain
Associated Press

It makes for good, although not great, satire of the consumer culture that helped wreck the economy.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A darkly comical satire about affluence might seem a bit ill-timed during a global recession. But a strong cast makes this film very watchable, even as it slips into melodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
Nice cast. Great pitch. But fail to close the deal.
Dean McKenna
A case story in how a killer idea and on-form cast come together to not quite work, this effort centres on a picture perfect "family" whose entire… More
Nicki Marie
Interesting idea for a film - definitely has something to say about consumerism which most of us get sucked into, but taken to an extreme. Despite the topic, it… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Well, a great idea comes behind the making of this movie, it is about forming a perfect and harmonious family to live in a suburban full of rich people so they… More
Melvin White
Kate Jones: †What was that?† Steve Jones: Just applying myself.† "Can you keep up?" For me, The Joneses was two completely different movies. The… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A great idea that is completely misguided. Are these characters really professionals? They don't act like it, and it is a mystery how they got that type of… More

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