John and Mary
John and Mary (1969)

John and Mary attracted a great deal of press coverage in 1969 for being the one of the first American films in which the male and female leads (Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow) start out the film by spending the night together, rather than… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 1969
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Director Yates knows how to shape even the sketchiest scenario, and if John and Mary is no deeper than an eggshell, it is every bit as functionally designed.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

There is nothing wrong with the idea of John and Mary, just with its execution.

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John Thomason
Orlando Weekly

Here's a delectable New Wave-inspired dish for thoughtful viewers tired of the same old menu.

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Variety Staff

The entire charade is smoothly contrived.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

John and Mary is supposed to be a contemporary movie, I guess, and yet it's curiously out of touch.

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If the main participants in this drab affair come across so uninspired, it will be hard to find an audience who will care.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Hoffman and Farrow awake to each other in a New York bed and interminably worry, via chat, fantasy, flashback and some trendy cultural reference, whether they should do it again.

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TV Guide

Wispy and flat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Still under the spell of a pixiesque Mia Farrow (Sinatra, you were a moron for letting her go...!) its damn near impossible for me to give anything resembling a… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Directed by Peter Yates, "John and Mary" starts on a wonderfully simple note. A man(Dustin Hoffman) and a woman(Mia Farrow) wake… More
Conner Rainwater
I will say that Mia Farrow in this is amazing, easily one of her best performances and one of the most adorable characters. It's as if she channels the… More
Alice Shen
Mia Farrow has such an unconventional sex appeal. Film is very clever in revealing flashbacks and what-ifs, however I'm not sure what to take away from… More