88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Eloquent and unapologetically cute.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Liv Tyler is a very particular talent who has sometimes been misused by directors more in love with her beauty than with her appropriateness for their story. Here she is perfectly cast.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent, so it could be years until we get a handle on this movie's legacy. The film is not only defensible as a cute one-shot, but also as a positive sign for the future.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
In Jersey Girl, Kevin Smith wears his heart on his sleeve - and on his pants, socks, boxers and backward-facing baseball cap.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Smith stumbles setting up dramatic confrontations and strains credibility a time or two with implausible moments.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film's overall construction is faulty. Its dramatic situations ring consistently false, and the story is phony as anything off the Hollywood assembly line. And yet, it's sincere phony.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Affleck is modest and engaging, which keeps the movie out of "Gigli" territory. But it's close.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For some four fifths of its length, Jersey Girl is as square as a turnpike-diner place mat.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It might have been a marketing nightmare, but if Lopez and Tyler had switched roles, it would have been a better movie.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The nadir of the movie -- or cheesy zenith -- is Ollie's sodden soliloquy, delivered in the presence of his baby, in which he laments the loss of her mother and his wife. All that's missing are the strains of Ravel's "Pavane For a Dead Princess."
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43 out of 100
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