Excerpt: Balancing these views of love and life, Gordon-Levitt conducts each detail of his film with winning humor, sexiness, and brains to spare. It’s an all-star effort from the renaissance man and a strong sign of more great things to come.
Excerpt: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt does double duty, making his feature writing/directing debut with this terrific and unusual comedy that taps into this year’s cinematic focus on porn while following the basic groove of “Saturday Night Fever.”
Excerpt: Filthy and boldly racy, “Don Jon” also has a wiseness and a sincere heart under its trousers.
Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
Excerpt: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon taps on a point that almost all men and an ever-rising number of women already know, but will rarely admit to in public: Pornography is over-the-top, exaggerated fantasy fulfillment in the same way “legitimate” genre pictures are.
Excerpt: The dialogue’s frank and much of what we see is explicit enough to make this a film exclusively for grown-ups. Luckily, the emotional places Gordon-Levitt takes his characters are pretty grown-up, too.
Excerpt: Don Jon is a film that, fearfully, believes it has Something Important to say about modern culture. It is a surprisingly misanthropic piece of work, one that just barely has a more negative view of women than it does of men.