Jack (1996) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:


acting 7

directing 5

writing 4

effects 5

editing 5

SW score: 26

2 out of 5 octopi

++ Another sad movie with a slight comic veneer. This is simply about a man who is going to live a very short lifespan and that conceit is mined for laughs and syrupy sweet contrived scenes. There is no gold here. Williams has nothing to work with. It’s a premise doomed to depress and no one could have saved it. Also, I can’t believe the guy who directed The Godfather directed this movie. Well, we all make mistakes.




(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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