88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Jersey Boys tells a familiar story, yes — but rarely told this well and with this much heart and soul.
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80

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Eastwood may never show us his boys discovering themselves under that street lamp, but he gives us a clutch of moments worth treasuring — and mostly without overdoing it.
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75

Miami Herald

That built-in nostalgia is part of the reason for the success of Jersey Boys onstage and for its appeal as a movie.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
You're in that world, sucked in by the music and the performances. Appreciate the big things, but while watching, also pay attention to the little grace notes that make up a quality production.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
This is a special Jersey Boys universe crafted specifically for fans — among whom you can pretty clearly count Clint Eastwood.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's the Mob connection that allows Eastwood to add shading and a sharper edge.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Imagine "Goodfellas" without much in the way of stakes, and you’ll get Clint Eastwood’s pleasingly square and forgettable adaptation of the Tony-feted 2006 jukebox musical.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A dash of showbiz pizzazz has been lost but some welcome emotional depth has been gained in the big-screen version of the still-thriving theatrical smash Jersey Boys.
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50

Variety

By Andrew Barker
As handsome as his compositions are, Eastwood’s filmmaking simply doesn’t have the snap or the feel for rhythm that the script’s rapid-fire theatrical patter requires, and the relative dearth of prominent musical performances turns what could have been a dancing-in-the-aisles romp into a bit of a slog.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What was blandly charming on stage — characters addressing the audience, ultra-broad jokes and showbiz patter — feels contrived, cheesy and cliched onscreen.
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54 out of 100
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