Jack (1996)

Jack is a boy who is growing normally, but at four times the normal rate. Kept out of school for years, 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.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 9, 1996
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2004
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USA Today

Someone deserves a timeout for letting this mawkish misfire get to the screen.

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Robin Williams is a big kid. Wow, what a stretch.

Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

It seems unlikely that a Francis Ford Coppola movie starring the outrageous, hyperkinetic Robin Williams could be bland, but Jack is.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

High ickiness quotient in this weird dramedy

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Beyond underwhelming.

Clint Morris

Williams at his versatile best

Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Coppola, of course, was abducted by aliens and replaced with a pod person in the middle of filming Godfather III.

Fred Topel

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Jack is one of Francis Ford Coppola's most mediocre outings as a director. The film had plenty of good potential of being a great film, but it falls flat… More
Cassie Hill
Story about how everyone is the same and no different.
Lucas Martins
Not the worst movie that I ever see, but the worst movie that Coppola could direct. Jack is the real end of the great filmmaker that made The Godfather. Rotten.
KJ Proulx
Very entertaining! I know I shouldn't like it, but I find it extremely heart-felt, funny, and entertaining! It get's a great big recommendation from… More
Aj V
This movie has such a strange, unreal, outrageous premise, I can't decide whether it's horrible or incredibly interesting. Overall, it's just… More
Lenny Muggsy
Coppola baby, classic shit.