63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
There's an audience for old-fashioned romance, and Dear John will please most of it.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Ironically, they make the bond between John and Savannah look so natural that the ''dear John'' turn in their relationship makes even less sense than it does in the book.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

You promised only a slim plot, tidy morals and lovers with quaking loins. It was fun while it lasted.
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Unfortunately for Tatum and Seyfried, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams did a far more convincing version of this same basic dance in “The Notebook.’’
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The film has two curious subplots and supporting performances that feel tacked on rather than organically part of it.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
You're more likely to roll your eyes than swoon over this slow-moving and far-fetched love story.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If you're just hoping for a little easy escapism, bring your tissues and leave your high standards at home.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film, while heartfelt and directed by multiple-Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom, is dramatically stillborn.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What happens when a genuinely dear John gets a Dear John? For the answer, just meander--no need for running or walking--to your local multiplex. That's where Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, will be meandering on its downward path from sweetly tender to terminally turgid.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As for the ladies who think any kind of chick flick is preferable to football, be careful what you wish for.
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43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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