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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)

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72

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 54
Fresh: 39 | Rotten: 15

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is unabashedly offensive, unapologetically stupid, and unexpectedly funny.

73

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 4

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is unabashedly offensive, unapologetically stupid, and unexpectedly funny.

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Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 301,074

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Movie Info

This is a full-length cartoon movie featuring the dim-witted obnoxious loser teens, Beavis and Butt-head. They are obsessed with sex, TV, heavy-metal rock 'n roll, sex, coolness and sex, in that order. The trouble begins when the couch-potato duo's beloved television disappears (they assume it was stolen). In the course of trying to get another TV, they get involved in a major arms-smuggling scheme and are chased all over the U.S. by mobsters and lawmen alike. In one of the movie's highlights,

PG-13,

Comedy, Animation

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Nov 23, 1999

Paramount Home Video

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All Critics (54) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (15) | DVD (13)

Its idiocy is irresistible.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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Faithful fans of the MTV series will no doubt be amused. But the few newcomers who pay the price of admission likely will wonder what all the fuss has been about.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Nothing much about Mike Judge's creation has changed.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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They distill the agony of adolescence, the queasy feeling of being trapped in a body going through monstrous changes, at the same time that they purge it of its terror.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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It's as good as any animated feature about two teenage morons could ever hope to be.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comment (1)
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Takes the spirit of their late night TV show and flies with it.

January 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A hilarious adaptation of an equally hysterical series.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A satisfying mix of puerile humour and genuine satire, believe it or not.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Huh huh huh. That was cool.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Chock-full of lavatorial, morally deviant and moronic humour -- the best kind, of course.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Whatever your I.Q., it's really one of the more enjoyable animated films since Snow White.

May 18, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unless you're uptight, over 40, or Michael Medved, the movie is funny almost nonstop.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Mike Judge has managed the difficult task of acknowledging Beavis & Butt-head's humanity -- the implicit worth of the human soul, no matter how stunted or feral -- while condemning their every unthinking act

May 30, 2006 Full Review
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Even the harshest critic has to recognize the sheer unbridled joy of their ignorance.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Paramount was wise to release this one in December--just in time for critics to fit the film onto their year-end worst lists.

September 11, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comments (11)
TheMovieReport.com

Try as you might, you can't help but laugh.

April 27, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

A solid, comic film, filled with humor and wittiness at a gutter level rarely achieved in film.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

The tool-shed bit still makes me titter at provincial masturbation inquiries.

September 24, 2004
New Times

All I know about film criticism, I learned from Beavis and Butt-Head!

June 11, 2003
New Times

Much funnier than it's audience probably deserved

April 25, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

A wonderful bit of anarchy, anti-social fun; at times tasteless, but always funny.

March 21, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

It's hard to laugh at comic protagonists who are evil, stupid and ignorant.

March 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Comments (3)
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Audience Reviews for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge's MTV-series-adaptation is surprisingly remarkable. Beavis & Butt-Head Do America is so utterly stupid (in character) that's it makes an entertaining and funny script. The film has its hiccups and pointlessness but is enjoyable to those who follow the two metal-heads as well as moviegoers. 3.5/5
July 24, 2013
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

The nineties were seemingly owned by the youth of the country. Grunge was still influencing dress by the mid-nineties, MTV was ruler of all, and Melrose Place was the dopey soap that was everyone's guilty pleasure. As a child of the nineties and not a teenager, I only got to observe the culture of that time. One prevalent show that dominated discussion at that time was Beavis and Butt-head; about two fourteen year olds in Albuquerque, New Mexico who never go to school, can't score, and grunt inaudibly between their sentences. I never watched the show or was an avid fan before I saw this film, but my expectations were met and exceeded. Not only are these two characters not contributing to the violence and idiocy of a nation, they are actually used to make fun of the teenagers they were chiefly watched by. Beavis and Butt-head as characters aren't too interesting, as they use the same sample of dialogue throughout and usually don't do anything but bitch and whine. It's more about the shenanigans they get into and the way characters around them interact that makes for an engrossing road trip movie. There is an entire cast of newly commissioned characters in this film, which means some truly amazing cameos from Chloris Leachman, Robert Stack, and former couple Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Those two in particular give some truly steamy performances as exes who hunt each other down for a terrorist weapon. Most of the film involves the dunce duo's ignorance to their role in a nationwide conspiracy to kill a plethora of people. As anti-heroes the boys work because they are young enough to be unaware of how the world actually works while also ruining everything they touch and constantly getting into trouble while not caring about other's safety. They are ape-like and yet in the same vein you watch with rapt attention as they vandalize through yet another landmark, destroy the lives of yet another multitude of people, and still don't understand the basis for their behavior. I could write an in detail research paper on the motives behind these two characters, but they simply don't make up the bulk of the film. Much of the humor comes from satire and black comedy, more so than the gross out humor I was expecting. It's actually a quite clever and goofy film, and anyone can really enjoy it. Perhaps the allure is the simplicity of the world that these two inhabit, or the epicness of their destruction and maleficence, littering the path behind them. There is even a couple that gets the brunt of abuse for their follies while doing nothing themselves, showing in just another instance that Beavis and Butt-head are the protagonists after all. Though this film doesn't make me want to see the series, if you haven't either, it's not a deterrent. Many of the characters from the series apparently don't show up, and new problems and turmoil appear. It's just truly juvenile, anarchic, and idiotic fun that caters to different generations and makes them all belly laugh in turn.
October 9, 2012
FrizzDrop

Super Reviewer

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America always present some funny scenes and lines, what make the movie a nice comedy, but in a lot of the picture are just stupid scenes that should be funny. Rotten.
April 20, 2012
Lucas Martins

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    1. Butt-head: Beavis, this is the greatest day of our lives.
    – Submitted by John B (1 day ago)
    1. Beavis: The sun sucks!
    – Submitted by Matthew B (5 days ago)
    1. Van Driessen (Hippie Teacher): You know this can really be a positive experience for you guys. There's a wonderful and exciting world out there when we discover that we don't need TV to entertain us.
    2. Butt-head: Uh huh-huh, he said anus. Huh-huh.
    3. Beavis: Heh-heh, entertain us anus, oh yeah! Heh-heh.
    4. Van Driessen (Hippie Teacher): Have you guys heard a word I've said?
    5. Butt-head: Uh yeah, anus! Uh huh-huh.
    6. Beavis: Heh-heh, yeah I heard it too! Heh-heh.
    – Submitted by Matt R (2 months ago)
    1. Old Woman On Phone And Bus: Oh, there are so many slots you don't know where to begin!
    – Submitted by Matt R (2 months ago)
    1. Butt-head: This is it, Beavis. We are finally gonna score.
    2. Beavis: Thank god!
    – Submitted by Matt R (2 months ago)
    1. Beavis: [at the Hoover Dam] I have a question. Is this a God dam? M'heh heh heh heh. You know: goddamn.
    – Submitted by David E (21 months ago)
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