Jack the Bear
Jack the Bear (1993)

Danny DeVito stars as John Leary, an alcoholic TV horror-movie host attempting to raise his two boys after the death of his wife.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 2, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Danny DeVito gives the most compelling performance of his career in a gripping drama about a single parent and his two sons.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film's episodic nature tends to undermine its impetus and the final quarter seems tacked-on, almost like it belongs in some other movie. In short, it suffers from trying to do too much.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
what a terrible film now danny devito is brilliant and its a pretty decent filkm if it was just kept to having a dad who clearly is dipresses becuase of the… More
Amy Amy
I was happy to see that another reviewer equated this movie to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. While 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a classic on a… More
Leo L
Great movie! Love the music in this film!