2 Jacks
2 Jacks (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 18, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2014
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Geoff Berkshire

Bernard Rose's fourth ultra-low-budget Tolstoy adaptation suffers from a slack narrative and abysmal dialogue.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Playing these self-infatuated flimflammers, Danny and Jack Huston obviously know the drill. It's in their blood.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Inconsistent yet reverential, it's a truly trivial pursuit.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Based very loosely on an early short story by Leo Tolstoy, "Two Jacks" has a much less interesting second act ...

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

Mostly, it makes you feel like the only sober person at a party you can't leave.

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Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune

John Huston's shadow looms over the entire film, and as shadows go, it is long and very hard to get out from under.

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

Unfortunately, these inconsistencies cause more confusion than the magic Rose is presumably going for.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Rose's apparent intent is to show how little of Hollywood's Golden Age magic is left today. In that, at least, he succeeds .

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

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.

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