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Jonah Hex

Josh Brolin, Megan Fox

Directed by Jimmy Hayward
Rolling Stone: star rating
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Community: star rating
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June 17, 2010

It must have been hard labor for Josh Brolin to get in the makeup chair for hours to capture the disfigured look of DC Comics anti-hero Jonah Hex. Due respect to the talented Brolin, it's much harder to sit in a theater and watch this crapfest. Director Jimmy Hayward fails to establish a viable reason for this movie to exist. Jonah, a Civil War vet out for vengeance against Quentin Turnbull (yes, even the great John Malkovich can make wrongheaded job choices), the baddie who scarred Jonah's face after killing his wife and son. Quentin says Jonah did the same to his family. And on the whining goes, with Megan Fox peeking in as a whore with the traditional heart of semiprecious metal. Otherwise, Jonah is fated to ride alone. Don't make the mistake of keeping him company.

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