Jonah Hex isn't abrupt by design but by desperation.
Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter
It admittedly starts off great guns, but all too quickly it becomes apparent that the big-screen arrival of the supernatural Western DC Comics series Jonah Hex"is firing loud, empty blanks.
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.
Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer
A mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting adaptation of the DC Comic about a war-weary Confederate soldier.
Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic
Jonah Hex somehow manages to waste the talents of Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett, Aidan Quinn and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in a story that combines vengeance, the occult and an Old West war on terror (really).
Jonah Hex tries to hedge its bets too much, and the result is a movie that probably won't please the few faithful with Jonah Hex bedsheets, nor fans of mindless summer action flicks.