Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

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Jersey Boys

Clint Eastwood directs the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about a group of New Jersey friends, from the wrong side of the tracks, who would become '60s pop sensations Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 

The story shows how lessons learned in the streets of New Jersey got the group through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, personality clashes, Mafia threats and family disasters. John Lloyd Mills Young resumes the role of Frankie Valli in the film version, after two years playing the singer on Broadway (for which he won a Best Actor Tony Award in 2006), joined by Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza and Michael Lomenda as The Four Seasons.

2014Rating: M, Offensive language134 minsUSA
ComedyDramaMusicMusical
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Reviews & comments

Good for the music

I saw this with an older audience who seemed to LOVE it. To me it seemed a bit to slick and convenient to really lose myself in what is undoubtably a great story. It's a pity because the music is so good.

3.0
0

It just ain't fabulous

The last 10 minutes are exactly what i'm looking for. but it just ain't fabulous. what a pity.

3.0
0

Really enjoyed it

This is a great biopic about a group of guys from New Jersey that grew up around the mob and the only way out that was to sing. Their rise to fame in the early 60's was huge. The lead guy who plays Frankie Valli was great. They played all the hits at the right time. It showed the tough times with difficult relationships they had with their family. Also...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The relative dearth of prominent musical performances turns what could have been a dancing-in-the-aisles romp into a bit of a slog.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A strange movie, and it's a Clint Eastwood enterprise, both reasons to see it.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A somewhat plodding but still sporadically entertaining affair.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Between the high-gloss, desaturated prestige-picture look of the film and the visibly fakey soundstage sets of the Jersey boys' hometown... feels plastic and artificial throughout.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Solid and entertaining, but right at the end it all comes together in a moment of imaginative flight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A dash of showbiz pizzazz has been lost but some welcome emotional depth has been gained.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's entertaining musical biopic territory but rarely steps out of anything but caricature.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The relative dearth of prominent musical performances turns what could have been a dancing-in-the-aisles romp into a bit of a slog.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A strange movie, and it's a Clint Eastwood enterprise, both reasons to see it.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A somewhat plodding but still sporadically entertaining affair.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Between the high-gloss, desaturated prestige-picture look of the film and the visibly fakey soundstage sets of the Jersey boys' hometown... feels plastic and artificial throughout.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Solid and entertaining, but right at the end it all comes together in a moment of imaginative flight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A dash of showbiz pizzazz has been lost but some welcome emotional depth has been gained.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's entertaining musical biopic territory but rarely steps out of anything but caricature.

3.0
0

Good for the music

I saw this with an older audience who seemed to LOVE it. To me it seemed a bit to slick and convenient to really lose myself in what is undoubtably a great story. It's a pity because the music is so good.

3.0
0

It just ain't fabulous

The last 10 minutes are exactly what i'm looking for. but it just ain't fabulous. what a pity.

3.0
0

Really enjoyed it

This is a great biopic about a group of guys from New Jersey that grew up around the mob and the only way out that was to sing. Their rise to fame in the early 60's was huge. The lead guy who plays Frankie Valli was great. They played all the hits at the right time. It showed the tough times with difficult relationships they had with their family. Also...

4.0
0