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Jack and Jill Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

February 18, 2012
Matt Singer
Time Out
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Totally mediocre...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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What makes Jack And Jill worse than the average Sandler vehicle is Jill, who's been conceived as little more than a dude in drag, hold the jokes.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D-

November 12, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Sandler has become a good actor of late, but here he gives over most of his talents to Jill, who is so screechy, needy, and lovelorn that you can hardly blame Jack for wanting to fade into the background.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

November 11, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The apocalypse starts here.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D

November 11, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's all pretty unfunny, and leaves you too much time to wonder about other things. Like, how did this sludge ever get a PG rating?

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

November 11, 2011
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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It's cruel and creepy, not funny.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

November 11, 2011
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's pretty sad if you're a comic and Al Pacino is the funniest thing in your movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0/4

November 11, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Extruded from Sandler's Happy Madison filmic laugh factory, Jack and Jill makes lowbrow seem like grand opera, relying once again on fart, poop and sweat jokes to inject both yuks and yucks into the proceedings.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 0.5/4

November 11, 2011
Eric D. Snider
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It is indeed every bit as lousy as it looks. So kudos to the marketing department, I guess. They nailed this one.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

November 11, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Lazy and slapdash, the work of a comedian trusting too much in his own hilariousness.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Feels like an elementary school recess that's gone on too long, the merrymaking strained and the participants looking tired even when they're in full comic dudgeon.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 10, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 10, 2011
Andrew Barker
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The pic's general stupidity, careless direction and reliance on a single-joke premise that was never really funny to begin with are only the most obvious of its problems.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 10, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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I'm sorry to say that this may be Mr. Pacino's most convincing performance in years.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 10, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 10, 2011
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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Comedy moved on from the mid-1990s, and it's time Sandler did, too. "Jack and Jill" even gives fart jokes a bad name.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 10, 2011
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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A comedy that has one good joke, four strange cameos and a spirit so juvenile kids may wonder what Sandler's deal is.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 0.5/4

November 10, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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There are moments in "Jack and Jill" that are genuinely funny - and, just like countless family reunions, there are moments when you can't wait for it to end.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Jack and Jill is total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes and overt product placement.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 0/4

November 10, 2011
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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The whole drag routine just isn't all that funny, and the character eases from intolerably abrasive to tolerably dumb only when it is time to shoehorn in the usual nominal life lessons.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2011
Alonso Duralde
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But no, Jack has to be an abrasive jerk to his sister so that, in the final act, he can learn his lesson and embrace his twin and blah blah blah fart joke.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 10, 2011
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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It is also typical in that it contains a lot of witless bathroom and ethnic humor...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2011
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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It's an uphill battle for Jack and Jill with this leaky pail of comic swill.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 10, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Even by sloppy Sandler movie standards, this one's a wreck - fart jokes, potty zingers and pit-stain gags.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 10, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Left to his own devices, Sandler reverts to his worst, laziest habits. He forgets that what might have been tolerable in a three-minute "Saturday Night Live" skit becomes excruciating when stretched to feature-film length.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

November 10, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/4

November 9, 2011
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