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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gordon-Levitt won't take safe for an answer. So Don Jon tends to stumble as it finds its feet. Still, you leave this movie feeling had at instead of had. The experience is elating. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Don Jon deserves praise for wearing its message lightly and yet for daring to present such a lecture in today's Internet-drenched environment. Gordon-Levitt may be blithe in discussing pornography, but his movie nonetheless asserts that porn is addictive and destructive, that it intrudes on intimacy, and that it short-circuits the capacities for interaction and also, ultimately, for pleasure. That's a serious subject and a committed viewpoint, handled with wit and intelligence. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Johansson gives one of her best performances as the bossy, gum-chewing Jersey girl determined to change Jon into her image of a romantic hero. Tony Danza and Glenne Headly are hilarious as Jon's parents. Gordon-Levitt proves he can act, write and direct with equal dexterity. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I like Mr. Gordon-Levitt a lot as an actor, and I wish him only the best in his future work as a filmmaker. There is, however, the matter of this particular movie, an overheated disquisition on the pleasures and limitations of masturbation. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Don Jon is about a man's unwitting search for intimacy, for real connection in a world where everyone is connected - by social media, by the Internet, by TV and computer and smartphone screens. That's not exactly an original idea. But Gordon-Levitt goes at it with gusto, and style. Give the guy some props. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    I’ll take messy, daring creativity like Gordon-Levitt’s over a formulaic fantasy any day. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again. show more

  • 75
    William Goss Film.com

    A funny, sly directorial debut show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Gordon-Levitt keeps things riotous for the film's first hour, and if he eases into an ending that's a little Hollywood-standard, after having so much fun tweaking form and content, I'm guessing audiences will cut him some slack. show more

  • 75
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Gordon-Levitt the writer-director delivers some great laugh lines and a couple of nifty plot pivots, and Gordon-Levitt the actor gives a winning performance. show more

  • January 10, 2014 hq00000000176336
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    Hated Jersey Shore.....Hated this movie....The world has enough douchebags in it without another movie to inspire more.

  • January 04, 2014 cq00000000175378
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    In this movie the guy tries to explain why is likes Porn better then real sex. the explanation of being able to fast forward is not only true for him in the movie but was true for me watching it as i just wanted it to end. very stupid movie. waist of time . Sorry to surprise you but I\'m a guy.

  • December 09, 2013 sv00000000174245
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    This one\'s amazing but different movie. Highly insightful and well directed. Leave the filth & porn though the script demands it, the message it carries is **************** an eye opener and leaves you thinking. Levitt rocks and both the beautiful ladies Johansson and Julian Moore ignites the fire.

  • October 29, 2013 craig9952
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    Didnt like it.. shoulda seen Planes.. might have been better then this junk

  • October 29, 2013 think!!!
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    what a delightful surprise. not a big movie, but very enjoyable. far better than gravity. it\'s well worth the time.

  • October 26, 2013 vlewkow
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    This film is difficult to classify. It\'s not a comedy in the classic sense, although it has its amusing moments. Neither is it a drama, although it conveys a deeper message in the end. Maybe the inability to classify is what makes it so satisfying and the kind of movie that you\'ll remember.

  • October 26, 2013 ellenjeanette
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    Very offensive. Shoud be rated X. Wouldn\'t want my teenage nieces to see it.

  • October 20, 2013 lbata
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    This movie is nothing but filth and porno. Should be rated X. We walked out and got our money back.

  • October 17, 2013 dadorwart
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    Off put by the in-you-face raunchy opening but once I got on board, found movie sharp and insightful. Characters sufficiently rose above stereotypes and developed. Ultimately, rather charming. Auspicious debut as writer-director.

  • October 17, 2013 ce00000000167684
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    Yes this movie is for teen, 20\'s and 30\'s and so on. Oddly the movie exactly depicts what is going on with men everywhere. You might not like the content; but the message is right on. Would not recommend seeing with your kiddos or parents. The movie is thought provoking and will open your eyes.

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