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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Imagine a teenage lesbian love story directed by David Cronenberg and you'll have some sense of the weirdness of Jack and Diane. Bradley Rust Gray's attempt to weave horror elements into a fairly conventional narrative yields diminishing returns in this overly stylized effort. show more

  • 50
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Tonally, the film swings between whispery romance and ominous horror as it explores the dark side of love and lust, including an amusingly gory meditation on the notion that the person you think is your beloved might just rip your heart out. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    Scenes of the pair staring longingly into each other's eyes go on for so long that they become devoid of meaning, not unlike the film's alchemical fusion of genres. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    The story of a young woman (Juno Temple) discovering that she is both a lesbian and a werewolf, Bradley Rust Gray's oddball horror parable starts with an irresistibly trashy premise and proceeds to treat it with the po-faced pretentiousness of a film-school thesis. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Love and sex are scary in Bradley Rust Gray's over-Freuded exercise in semi-horror/gender studies. show more

  • 58
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    The mystical allure of this long-awaited "lesbian werewolf movie" turns out to have more value than the real thing. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Temple is dependable if uninspiring, and Keough has yet to develop much in the way of screen presence - in the film, her short dark hair and doughy features look sculpted to maximize her resemblance to her grandfather, Elvis Presley. show more

  • 50
    Variety

    If Benicio del Toro designed Hallmark cards, or if "Lady and the Tramp" were lesbians, they'd have a lot in common with Jack & Diane, a well-constructed, well-intentioned but too deliberate attempt to provoke the unprovokable. show more

  • 40
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Although enthralled by brooding, self-absorbed teenagers, the film doesn't present a single believable one. show more

  • 40
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Jack & Diane offers a glaring example of a writer and director, Bradley Rust Gray, unable to trust in the simple strength of his material. show more

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