Jersey Girl Synopsis
A young woman (Liv Tyler) changes the life of a single father (Ben Affleck).
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated PG-13 | For language and sexual content including frank dialogue
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Formulaic script and uneven tone. Disappointing.
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