Jack Goes Boating Synopsis
A New York limo driver finds love while his best friend's marriage deteriorates.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A successful work of art. To see this movie is to feel that you've lived it.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The ruefully funny Jack Goes Boating, which, refreshingly, takes a generous view of its flawed characters, is a must for us many Hoffman...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie stays alert to the dreams and disappointments of four average people on an emotional roller coaster. It's a sublimely acted...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The actors make it new and poignant, and avoid going over the top in the story's limited psychic and physical space.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Hoffman emerges as a confident film director with visual flair and, no surprise, a remarkable ability to maximize his fellow actors' work.
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The picture is well-crafted; it just doesn't breathe.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This is one of those rare movies that genuinely likes its characters and wishes them the best; as agonizing as it can be to watch Jack...
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Jack Goes Boating won't knock you over, but it lulls you with its slow-warming heart.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Hoffman has a nice eye for detail, painting an empathetic portrait of lost souls that recalls 1955's still-powerful romance "Marty."
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Jack Goes Boating

By js226
Great movie! Good solid acting. Interesting characters. Will appeal to adults in serious relationships....

Five Word Review

By fortysok
Go Swimming Now Then Eat...

no

By tedisradnow
who cares....

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Rated R | For some sexual content, drug use and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Touching story about relationships is for mature viewers.
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