The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Reviews

  • The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 123 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Momentum Pictures
    • Official Site : -
    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • this long-delayed project from the Canadian auteur wasn't worth the wait; a campy burst of melodrama and ludicrous scenarios caving into each other in a spectacular mash of half-baked ideas
    Review rate : C- by Eric Kohn [IndieWire ]
  • the lighting, colouring, and costume and set designs are all top-notch. Sadly, if anything, the film's decent technical elements highlight its artistic failings all the more starkly
    1 of 5 by Christopher Machell [CineVue ]
  • the Canadian writer-director's star-packed English language debut, telling the story of a closeted actor and his friendship with a young boy, is a dubious mess
    1 of 5 by Benjamin Lee [The Guardian ]
  • cinematographer Andre Turpin lends a warm, burnished glow to a beautiful looking film and Xavier Dolan's script (with Jacob Tierney) is filled with sharp speeches and self-justification
    by Allan Hunter [Screen Daily International ]
  • box office prospects will largely be driven by that starry cast, even if they are mostly squandered in this half-baked, cumbersome, overlong psychodrama
    by Stephen Dalton [The Hollywood Reporter ]

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