A Journal for Jordan

A Journal for Jordan

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Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Chanté Adams (The Photograph) star in this true-story romance saga directed by Denzel Washington, based on the article written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy (Adams) detailing her relationship with a soldier named Charles Monroe King (Jordan). Deployed overseas in combat zones, he began writing a journal full of life lessons for their newborn son Jordan.

2021Rating: PG-13131 minsUSASony Pictures
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance

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A Journal for Jordan | Reviews

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The movie is too tidy to ever really feel like a living, breathing thing.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Uninspired and ultimately forgettable.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The film is earnest, if also a bit slick, though not so much as to keep it from being affecting.

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Variety

Variety

Back in the 1980s, it would have been right down the middle of the plate. Today, it seems like a film out of time. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

(A Journal for Jordan) wears its heart on its sleeve, unpretentious and sincere as a homemade valentine.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Denzel Washington directs this adaptation... with care, respect and a deep-seated knowledge of the Black love stories that don't make it to the big screen nearly enough.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This portrait is too clean, too unquestioning, too accepting, to get to the marrow.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Feels particularly dated and often times emotionally cloying.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There are three different movies packed into Denzel Washington's A Journal for Jordan, and none of them are very good.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Even scenes in which (Jordan) saunters around shirtless, spontaneously starts doing pushups or flashes a coy smile aren't enough to keep one fully engaged...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It trades in cloying sentimentality and romance, the gooey melodrama done no favors by Washington's stiff, anonymous direction.

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A Journal for Jordan | Trailers

A Journal for Jordan | Release Details

A Journal for Jordan is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand.