Jonah Hex

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Following box office disappointments like ‘The Spirit’, ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Scott Pilgrim’, could ‘Jonah Hex’ finally call time on Hollywood’s love affair with the online fanboy community and the obscure comic-book titles they’re so obsessed with? It’s already sunk in the States but that could have as much to do with the poor quality of the movie as the unfamiliar material. It’s the 1870s, and Jonah (Josh Brolin), a hideously scarred Civil War veteran, is seeking revenge on the Confederate general (John Malkovich) who murdered his family. Oh, and for reasons left largely unexplained, he can talk to the dead.

It’s this kind of headscratching development that makes ‘Jonah Hex’ feel like a film aimed squarely at fans: uninitiated viewers will find themselves perplexed and quickly annoyed by the script’s tendency to throw talking corpses, mutant cage fighters and mysterious chemical weapons into what might have been a perfectly serviceable action western. At 81 minutes with credits, ‘Jonah Hex’ feels crude, lazy and entirely perfunctory.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday September 3 2010
Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jimmy Hayward
Cast: Josh Brolin
John Malkovich
Megan Fox
Michael Fassbender
1 person listening

A friend of mine arrived back from HMV with a boyish grin on his face... "I've got it laura !" he exclaimed... I kknew full well he meant Jonah Hex, and disapointment fell upon my face. after hours of persuasion, he got me sat on the sofa to watch this so called (feature length) film. The film had no depth to it with one action scene leading straight onto another. I found myself texting long lost friends for something to do...... disapointment all round. he admitted himself that he should have bought death race.


BORING / poor film. I kept on looking at my watch waitibg for it to be over

Simon Barnes

At 81mins Jonah Hex feels and so obviously is edited to within an inch of it's life by a conveyor belt of studio interference. And you're surprised it doesn't work?