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Jackass 3 Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

Body fluids in 3-D. You've been warned. Read full review

3.0

Jen Yamato Profile

The most poop-tastic film of the year. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    It's reductive, insanely violent slapstick, but that's the phenomenon in a nutshell.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    While Jackass 3D can never be accused of stinting on its spring-loaded arsenal of projectile bodily fluids, neither does it approach that sublime, laugh-until-it-hurts level of gross-out nirvana that made the first two installments so darned irresistible.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    More than ever, Johnny Knoxville and his boys belong to a very elite club of idiocy. They martyr themselves for our diversion, driven at every moment to ask: Are you not entertained?

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 16 & under

More stupid stunts and cruel pranks -- this time in 3-D.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jackass 3-D is the third movie based on the hit TV series and the first one in 3-D -- which makes everything that much more in your face. Led by Johnny Knoxville and his cast of misfits, the film is a non-stop deluge of idiotic stunts, practical jokes, and scatological/gross-out humor. From beginning to end, it's filled with punching and hitting, self-inflicted violence, and all kinds of bodily fluids and excrement (including on-screen urination and defecation, as well as full-frontal male nudity). When they're not swearing up a storm (including "f--k" and "s--t"), cast members laugh cruelly at one another's pain. The movie comes with a warning not to try any of this stuff at home, but parents can only hope.

  • Families can talk about the film's violence. When is it funny, and when does it cross the line?
  • Why do these stunts come with a warning? Whose fault is it if fans try to mimic the crew and end up hurt? Do you think the crew acts responsibly when they perform their "skits"? Do you think these kinds of pranks have inspired copycats to post similar acts online?
  • Why do you think these guys put themselves through this torment? Is it just for the sake of the movie and fame? Do you think they enjoy it?
  • What makes a prank funny, as opposed to cruel?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: There are no positive messages here. The featured behavior is mean-spirited, destructive, and dangerous. The movie does come with a warning for viewers not to try any of these stunts at home.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: The cast members obviously share a strong friendship, but they also play cruel jokes on one another and laugh at one another's pain. Perhaps the most disturbing thing is that they've made themselves rich and famous from their movies and TV shows -- which could help "inspire" teens to try something similar.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Tons of self-inflicted violence and mean-spirited practical jokes. The subjects get smashed in the face and in the groin with various objects, as well as covered with various bodily fluids and excrement. Characters hit and punch each other. Several stunts result in painful-looking falls and crashes. Several animals and creatures (bulls, buffalo, a ram, scorpions, bees, etc.) attack the subjects. Some blood is seen (especially in a painful tooth-pulling sequence).

  • sex false5

    Sex: Several scenes with full-frontal male nudity. Cast members urinate and defecate on camera, and various objects are placed in various orifices. Cast members also make sex-related jokes and appear in sexually suggestive positions. In one prank sequence, a "grandfather" passionately kisses his "granddaughter" and grabs her bottom.

  • language false5

    Language: Many uses of "f--k" (and variations thereof), "s--t," "c--ksucker," "ass," "a--hole," "goddamn," "hell," "piss," "nuts," "oh my God," "dick," and more.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: While there's a long list of sponsors in the credits, brand names are hardly referenced onscreen.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false1

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Cast members drink one swallow of beer during a prank in a bar.

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