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Jackass: The Movie Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    42

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    At their best, they're closer to the Three Stooges; at their most banal, they're as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing nude with socks on their penises -- It's a hoot.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Shrewdly, the Jackass gang didn't mess with their established formula in the transition to the big screen.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Provokes a suspense halfway between comedy and horror. I'm not sure if I enjoyed myself, exactly, but I could hardly wait to see what I'd be appalled by next.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

More idiotic and dangerous than the show. Really.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie earns its R rating due to the excessive display of bodily fluids and use of vulgar language. But there's no MPAA rating that would provide any useful guidance about the movie's inappropriateness for audiences of any age. Parents should know that the movie includes very disgusting and visually explicit gags.

  • Families can talk about the difference between innocent slapstick humor and the kind of slapstick found in this film. When do they take it too far? Why would someone put themselves through these stunts? It's also worth discussing the kids who try to duplicate these stunts (despite the warnings) and end up seriously hurt. Are warnings really enough to stop some kids? Do the makers of these films and the MTV show have a responsibility for the safety of others beyond the posted warnings? Why or why not?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: All characters are white males, and all males cheerfully go "below and beyond" for a laugh, embarrassing their friends and putting them in dangerous situations. Some stunts are very dangerous, and even though the movie includes a "do not try this at home" advisory, is it really enough?

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Painful, real-life injuries throughout.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Extreme real-life abuse that includes insertion of various substances and objects into orifices.

  • language false5

    Language: Extreme: "f--k" and everything else exclaimed often (especially during stunts).

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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