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Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies
...typical in that it contains a lot of witless bathroom and ethnic humor, including a sequence at a Hispanic barbecue that features a cross-eyed grandmother who keeps getting hit with a pinata stick and passing out and can only be revived by bring force-fed jalapeno peppers. No, I am not making this up.
When a movie critic has to say "I'm not making this up," this usually means something truly ridiculous is going on. And MSN Movies critic Glenn Kenny points out in his 'Jack and Jill' review, that this is not a good kind of ridiculous. At all.
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Matt Patches, Hollywood.com
Jack and Jill isn't really a movie, but more of an extended Royal Caribbean Cruises commercial with a Dunkin Donuts dance number set to an extended fart exploding from a dragged-out Adam Sandler's buttocks.
Wow, Matt Patches of Hollywood.com really hates 'Jack and Jill.' A lot. In his review, he says that calling 'Jack and Jill' a bad movie "isn't strong enough." So he tries to clarify, calling the movie "...a mental destruction - a collision of half-baked comedy sketches, violent potty humor, shrouded racism, shotgun cameos and unapologetic product placement."
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Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
It is what it is - and, more importantly, exactly what Happy Madison fans want it to be: something unruly, stupid and sort of funny, in the same way - and to exactly the same extent - that passing gas is funny.
To be fair, sometimes passing gas IS funny. But not over and over. After the first one, it gets pretty stinky. Apparently, so does 'Jack and Jill,' judging by 'Washington Post' movie critic Michael O'Sullivan's review of the movie.
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David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
...witless and sloppily constructed, getting by on fart gags, homeless jokes, Latino stereotypes and that old favorite, explosive chimichanga diarrhea -- and no, not in an inspired "Bridesmaids" way.
Critic David Rooney of 'The Hollywood Reporter' also points out in his 'Jack and Jill' review that in his opinion, the "funniest part" of the movie is actually the YouTube George C. Scott 'Hardcore' mashup. And also: He calls 'Jack and Jill' a "leaky pail of comic swill." Points for using 'swill.'
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Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine
More bluntly than ever before (and that's saying something), Sandler uses an entire film to let his loyal fans know that he thinks they're all a bunch of stupid *******.
Critic Jaime N. Christley of 'Slant Magazine' isn't pulling any punches in his 'Jack and Jill' review. No, he's writing what I was thinking: Sandler believes his fans are morons who'll plunk down any amount of money to see his latest offering. We shall see.
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