Critic Reviews

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
    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.
  • 50
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel
    Brolin is so damned good in the saddle, in the hat and in the part that a half-sober viewer could half forget how half-arsed this movie he's starring in is.
  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe
    The only thing sadder than Jonah Hex is what appears to have happened to his movie.
  • 42
    Steve Persall Tampa Bay Times
    Jonah Hex isn't abrupt by design but by desperation.
  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The 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.
  • 40
    Justin Chang Variety
    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.
  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer
    A mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting adaptation of the DC Comic about a war-weary Confederate soldier.
  • 30
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona 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).
  • 25
    John DeVore Premiere
    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.
  • 0
    Keith Phipps The A.V. Club
    Every once in a while, a film limps into theaters so stitched together, it's a wonder it doesn't rip apart in the projector. Jonah Hex is such a film.