Jonah Hex

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Dumb, violent action Western totally misfires.

PG-13 2010 80 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Not the comic

it's a huge departure from the comic and I'm ok with that. Was never really big on the western comics, especially from d.c. I watched this with a grain salt and to be honest I was pleasantly surprise. My only annoyance was Megan Fox's character. Unlike many fans of the comic, I enjoyed the added supernatural abilities given to Jonah Hex. It actually made him more interesting.
age 13+

Recommended for teens

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 18, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: October 12, 2010
  • Cast: John Malkovich, Josh Brolin, Megan Fox
  • Director: Jimmy Hayward
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Western
  • Run time: 80 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and sexual content
  • Last updated: May 6, 2022

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