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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie stays alert to the dreams and disappointments of four average people on an emotional roller coaster. It's a sublimely acted movie, hilarious and heartfelt. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A successful work of art. To see this movie is to feel that you've lived it. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Jack Goes Boating won't knock you over, but it lulls you with its slow-warming heart. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The performances are uniformly top-notch. It was a treat to see Ortiz, an actor known on screen mostly for his impressive cameos in movies like "El Cantante," in a leading part enabling him to express his considerable emotional range. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Hoffman has a nice eye for detail, painting an empathetic portrait of lost souls that recalls 1955's still-powerful romance "Marty." show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Hoffman emerges as a confident film director with visual flair and, no surprise, a remarkable ability to maximize his fellow actors' work. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The picture is well-crafted; it just doesn't breathe. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The actors make it new and poignant, and avoid going over the top in the story's limited psychic and physical space. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The ruefully funny Jack Goes Boating, which, refreshingly, takes a generous view of its flawed characters, is a must for us many Hoffman fans. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    A low energy romance, a movie that rewards a filmgoer with the patience to let this affair play itself out. Sink or swim, Connie and Jack will come out of this changed. And so will we. show more

  • March 31, 2012 Gordon Burgett
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    Who pushed the like button fot the lemon?

  • November 20, 2010 whitelacethighhi
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    well I fell asleep two if that is any indication how slowly this film moves,. You keep waiting for a reaction from the actors..and they just drag and drag and drag..It was awlful

  • October 09, 2010 Visornotes
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    This film is about feelings. More specifically the volatility of feelings. I have a feeling Jack will be nominated for some awards. Tight cast. Swimming Drama.

  • October 04, 2010 StephenSperber
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    Absolutely terribe movie. Skip it!! Audience in agreement based on attendees comments

  • October 02, 2010 MLizzy66
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    Worse Movie in a long time kept thinking it would get better, finally walked out & 3 others followed.

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