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Jackass: Number Two Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

… almost too good to be true. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    66

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Jackass Number Two is not as original, aberrantly beautiful, unrepetitious, or good as Jackass Number One, yet it will still double a lot of people over with big laughs and grossed-out disbelief.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    It didn't seem possible, but Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and company might just have cooked up a sequel that's even wilder, funnier, extra-depraved and more gag-inducing than the seemingly incomparable "Jackass the Movie."

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 16 and under

More stupid and dangerous stunts. Duh.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this entire film is a series of physically and emotionally abusive pranks and stunts. They're designed for laughs (and the cast members do frequently laugh at each other's pain and antics), but they're also often plainly harmful, producing blood, bruises, and burns. Violence includes falls, vehicle and body collisions, snake bites, charging bulls, and people being punched, hit, kicked, and crashing through glass. Nudity is also rampant, including shots of naked rear ends, male genitalia, and a naked woman. One player's mother appears in bed with a man who's not her husband (the joke is on her) -- she wears a nightdress, he's in his underpants. A man appears in old-lady drag, exposing "her" droopy breasts to passers-by, who are duly upset. Language includes relentless use of "f--k," as well as other obscenities. Some cigarette-smoking and beer-drinking.

  • Families can talk about why this sort of physical abuse is considered comedy. What's funny about these extreme pranks and stunts? How does the guys' own laughter encourage viewers to laugh, too? What role did MTV play in helping make these one-time skater dudes famous? Is the rush from performing these silly, wacky, and outrageous stunts worth the trouble? Families can also discuss the difference between daring and bad taste. Where do you draw the line? And what about when other people are involved? What's the difference between playing a funny practical joke and being cruel?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Viewers are warned not to try the stunts at home, but that doesn't make up for the fact that these guys are poster boys for terrible behavior. They constantly fight with and taunt each other and make fun of others. Some of their pranks are designed to shock or alarm other people. The cast is virtually entirely male.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: The guys' bodies undergo incessant abuse -- by bulls charging and tossing, snakes biting (producing blood), hammers and other objects slamming, riot-land mines firing, rockets exploding, falling, leaping, freezing, beating, kicking, sliding, colliding; crashing vehicles (shopping carts, skateboards); a gun is wielded to frighten a prank victim; crotches are hit or kicked repeatedly.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Frequent shots of naked bottoms, penises, scrotums, and pubic areas; a large naked woman drops onto Wee Man in an act of simulated sex (this is repeated with a large man later); "milking" of stallion to obtain sperm (which the guys then drink from a jar); images of objects and fluids put up rectums (beer and dildo); Spike Jonze appears in old-lady drag, with droopy bosoms visible (with the goal being to alarm passers-by).

  • language false5

    Language: Over 130 "f--s," as well as frequent use of other assorted other profanity ("hell," "s--t," "ass," etc.).

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: At this point, Jackass is its own brand name, with T-shirts, DVDs, and other products available.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Smoking cigarettes, drinking beers. In one skit, Knoxville-as-Grandpa pretends to have his "grandson" both smoke and drink from a bottle (in a paper bag) in a public place, enraging onlookers.

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