Dear John Synopsis
A soldier (Channing Tatum) and the woman (Amanda Seyfried) he loves stay in touch through letters.
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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Very relatable story, the book will engross you and hopefully so will the movie.

By Jesicute90
I adored the book, i cried, i laughed, i quoted it plenty of times. You know the emotions if you are in the same situation, this should apply to many females and males who are currently in a...

Ditto to "hppe the book is better"

By queuepon
We too attended an advance screening - and we all agreed the main characters did not have believable chemistry between them..yes, it starts out somewh[BLOCKED WEBSITE]pelling, but then just drags...

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By vaanan_kannan
A totally sappy, romantic movie that pulls in all the standard romantic tricks in the book that may be too perfect to happen in real life...But hey...Thats exactly what I simply LOVED in Dear John....

very good movie!!

By aquamnky92
This movie was very good, sad, but good. I felt they could have had a better ending, but the over all movie was really really good. you will cry though lol. so i would say go and see this movie. its...

I hope the book was better

By arlo1980
My friend and I were really excited to see an advanced screening of this movie. In then end we felt more ripped off than anything. I think the story and plot started out strong but dragged out and...

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By lindseybbygrlxx
i didn't like or dislike the movie, i loved it. Dear John was an amazing movie. The way that the movie brought so many connections that you can personal relate to was amazing. The movie went into...

Five Word Review

By aaahhhrachel
want to see so bad....

not impressed

By alasondra
i was really excited for this movie i thought it was going to be a really good film because the notebook was good and i was left really unimpressed. the plot was kind of depressing and i wound up...

love story

By movie_fan2010
Nichlous Sparks is one of my all-time fave Author's and i love it when his books turn into great awesome movies also a big fan of these 2 awesome young actor and actress! a also i had a personal...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sensuality and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Teens will swoon for far-fetched, syrupy romance.
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