Jonah Hex Reviews

  • [Brolin] is done in by the deathless mediocrity of the production, an assemblage of random camera shots, messy editing, redundant scenes, and witless dialogue as haphazardly stitched together as the flesh on Jonah Hex's face.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Though it has bad word of mouth, "Jonah Hex" is generally better, sprier and more diverting than most of the action flicks now playing, The A-Team included.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Some movies seem so blatant an effort to appeal to a specific target audience that they ought to come with a viewers' advisory warning.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Jonah Hex may not be the longest 81 minutes you ever spend, but it might well be the most tedious.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • The movie began life as a macabre postbellum western for DC Comics. Now it's lumbering action-camp following a video game plot.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • If all you want is a bullets-and-bombs B-movie, you'll get your money's worth: Somehow, Hayward makes 82 minutes feel like hours.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Jonah Hex is cut-and-paste filmmaking at its crudest.

    Tom Maurstad — Dallas Morning News

  • The movie is laughable, but it's not funny, not even in a camp way.

    Mary F. Pols — MSN Movies

  • It's based on some DC Comics characters, which may explain the way the plot jumps around. We hear a lot about graphic novels, but this is more of a graphic anthology of strange occult ideas.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • With a total running time that barely hits 80 minutes, it's hard to believe they even paid [John] Malkovich and [Megan] Fox to show up.

    S. James Snyder — Chicago Tribune

  • Here's how you know Josh Brolin has become a movie star: Jonah Hex may not be much with him, but without him? Perish the thought.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Begins affably enough as a random slew of Leone-style squint-a-thons and shoot-outs but then loses it way in a dopey, anachronism-happy sci-fi plot.

    Cliff Doerksen — Chicago Reader

  • Mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting...

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This is industrially processed entertainment at it cheapest, nastiest and greasiest.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Take the intriguing premise of a punk-rock Western based on a graphic novel, populate it with a good cast, add striking visuals and you come up with...a real mess.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • The film's noisy, slam-bang approach and lack of imagination in all nonvisual departments will keep it from rounding up a fresh generation of thrill-seekers.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • The Western, with its code of short tempers and cheap life, sprang from the Civil War, but few Westerns connect the dots to demonstrate how the war must have created hollow nihilists the way Jonah Hex does.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Jonah Hex is a good performance and a few good lines buried in a script whose authors should do a little time in writer's hell for scribbling it.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • This looked to be a priority project by Warner Bros. at one point -- that is until cash spigot got turned off. The special effects are really cheesy, even by comic-book standards.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Calling Jonah Hex a waste of time requires qualification, given the action flick weighs in at 82 minutes.

    Stephen Cole — Globe and Mail

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