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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The beauty of The Joneses is that the salesmen are as much the victims as the people they're deceiving. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Crass materialism and ridiculous marketing ploys are skewered by writer/director Derrick Borte in this uneven cautionary tale that starts off incisively funny, then devolves into preachiness. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An overobvious and underwhelming satire about American consumerism run amok. show more

  • 70
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A sharp sendup of suburban conformity and American materialism, The Joneses does burn through its credit by the end. But it's flashy enough to catch our eye, and keep our interest nearly all the way through. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    What could have been a biting black comedy taking product placement to the logical extreme instead is so obviously predictable that even a savvy cast led by David Duchovny and Demi Moore can't sell it. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    The Joneses manages a deft blend of the sexy, the sad and the silly. And Borte doles out his secrets and surprises in ways that make it easy to keep up with these Joneses. show more

  • 75
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Before it gives itself a chance to deliver on that promise, however, it morphs into something different -- something often resembling a soap opera, just with prettier sets and less-passionate smooching. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Surprising, inventive and crisply, merrily written and directed by Derrick Borte, The Joneses is a brisk, captivating entertainment. Think Ozzie and Harriet on speed. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Though it's entertaining when the tone is light, The Joneses can't quite keep up with this sort of complexity. show more

  • 63
    Washington Post

    Unfortunately, the movie's second half drags, never again achieving the first half's level of narrative dexterity. show more

  • April 18, 2010 msmolmd
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    dumb/stupid..no story what-so-ever..you would be more entertained watching paint dry

  • April 18, 2010 janes10606
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    One of the worst movies I have ever seen..we went with eight friends and all wanted to walk out/ask for refund. Do NOT..under any ************* ever,ever see this"non-movie" PS..the rating would be minus five stars

  • April 16, 2010 mrscastell
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    Great movie! Loved the concept, and thought it was really funny and thought-provoking. Plus the cast was great!

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