- 1+ 7- 1
Glenn Kenny, MSN Moviesv
...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.
- 2+ 5- 2
Matt Patches, Hollywood.comv
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."
- 3+ 2- 1
Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Postv
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.
- 4+ 1- 0
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporterv
...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.'
- 5+ 1- 0
Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazinev
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.
- 6+ 1- 1
Hollywood Watches the Jack and Jill TrailerHollywood's reaction to the 'Jack and Jill' trailer seems on par with critics reviews. In fact, it's a meme! Don't believe me? Okay, here's George C. Scott watching the trailer:
Still not convinced? How about Nicholas Cage watching the 'Jack and Jill' trailer:
Bet he's mad he's not in this one, huh? I mean really, everyone else is.
Also, someone's done a 'Clockwork Orange' mashup. Cue Malcolm McDowell:
And finally, my personal favorite: Michael Caine of 'Get Carter' watching the 'Jack and Jill' trailer. Very, very clever.
Told ya. At least Robert De Niro thinks it's funny:
- 7+ 0- 0
Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazinev
More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside.
Movie critic Mary F. Pols is apparently still recovering after seeing 'Jack and Jill.' You know how a really great film leaves you thinking about it long after you leave the theater? This does the same thing, but not in a good way at all. Pols says in her review that 'Jack and Jill' is the "worst" Adam Sandler movie she's seen.
- 8+ 0- 0
Nick Schager, Village Voice
Al Pacino romantically pursuing a cross-dressing Adam Sandler around a medieval castle should be stunningly surreal, so it's a not-inconsiderable failure that Jack and Jill manages only dim, desperate outrageousness instead.
The 'Village Voice' movie critic Nick Schager, like many of the nation's top critics, is shaking his head about the whole Al Pacino-in-Bad-Sandler movie deal. In his review, Schager places the blame for 'Jack and Jill's "literal and figurative flatulence" squarely on Sandler.
- 9+ 0- 0
Jake Coyle, Associated Press
"Jack and Jill" even gives fart jokes a bad name.
The Associated Press movie critic Jake Coyle doesn't mince words with his dismal review of 'Jack and Jill,' noting that comedy "moved on from the mid-1990s" and suggesting that "it's time Sandler did, too."
- 10+ 0- 0
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
It's pretty sad if you're a comic and Al Pacino is the funniest thing in your movie.
Lou Lumenick of the New York Post skewers 'Jack and Jill' in his review, saying that it "makes Little Fockers look like The Sound of Music" and calling the film "gruesomely unfunny."
- 11+ 0- 0
James Verniere, Boston Herald
Guess what's playing in movie critic hell?
Normally, I'm envious of movie critics: Getting to watch films all day and then write about them seems like one of the coolest jobs on the planet, right? As critic James Verniere of the Boston Herald points out in his review of 'Jack and Jill,' this is the down side to the gig.
- 12+ 0- 0
Clay Cane, BET.com
If there was a drag queen pageant and Mrs. Doubtfire, Noxeema Jackson, Madea and Jill had to compete (even the name, Jill, is bland), Miss Jill would get the axe before she graced the runway.
Movie critic Clay Cane of BET.com puts an image in my head that I can't ever erase. Cane says in his review of 'Jack and Jill' that Adam Sandler's efforts in this 'drag comedy' fall far short, noting that the movie "reeks of a frat comedy in a wig."
- 13+ 0- 0
Willie Waffle, WaffleMovies.com
Not so much a movie, but a challenge to your soul. Maybe it is designed to make us wonder if there is a God, and if he will save you from this disaster. He won't.
Tell it like it is, Willie Waffle! It gets worse. Waffle says in his blistering review that 'Jack and Jill' "is the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life."
- 14+ 0- 1
Matt Pais, RedEyev
Sandler will likely one day sneeze out a movie inspired by his skills as a cinematic con artist. He will name the character 'Poop Masterson,' and it will make $100 million.
A bold prediction from RedEye critic Matt Pais in his 'Jack and Jill' review, to be sure. But probably not off base. Not at all. Pais joins several other movie critics in noting that Katie Holmes' performance seems rather wooden, pointing out that her role in 'Jack and Jill' "could have been filled by any woman--or a mannequin with a tape recorder inside it." Ouch.
- 15+ 0- 1
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinelv
Even by sloppy Sandler movie standards, this one's a wreck - fart jokes, potty zingers and pit-stain gags.
Yikes. Movie critic Roger Moore of the 'Orlando Sentinel' thinks this is bad by Happy Madison Productions' standards? He also points out in his review of 'Jack and Jill' that Al Pacino's appearance in the movie is "as close as we're likely to get to Don Corleone Does Don Quixote," adding that this fact is "worth the price of admission."