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Jackass the Movie

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Johnny Knoxville, Jackass the Movie

Jackass the Movie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/25/02
performer:
Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O
director:
Jeff Tremaine
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

Contrary to its title, Jackass the Movie is hardly one at all. Though feature-length (barely), it’s essentially nothing more than a scattershot compilation of stunts and bad behavior either too ambitious or too disgusting for MTV. How scattershot? Consider Wee-Man’s abbreviated human-pinball routine, the context-free cameo by bewigged funnyman Rip Taylor, and the lack of any rousing climax. It’s still a hoot, though, and serves to reveal just how seriously these guys take their stupidity. Most folks already know where they stand regarding this kind of ”entertainment.” But as a graphic update of Benny Hill’s crotch-bopping follies, ”Jackass the (Sorta) Movie” had this reviewer cackling like a 12-year-old on nitrous.

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