Kangaroo Jack (2003)



Critic Consensus: The humor is gratingly dumb, and Kangaroo Jack contains too much violence and sexual innuendo for a family movie.

Movie Info

Two low-level American crooks head to Australia, where they match wits with a kangaroo (who appears to have an intellectual edge on his pursuers) in this broad comedy. Charlie Carbone (Jerry O'Connell) is a hairdresser from Brooklyn whose best friend, Louis Booker (Anthony Anderson), scrapes together a living moving stolen merchandise. Charlie's stepfather, Sal Maggio (Christopher Walken), is a crime kingpin who has loaned Charlie a lot of money and wants to know when he'll get it back; Sal's … More

Rating: PG (for language, crude humor, sensuality and violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Bing, Scott Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2003
Box Office: $66.7M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Charlie Carbone

as Louis Booker

as Mr. Smith

as Anna Carbone

as Frankie Lombardo

as Sal's Capo

as Young Charlie

as Young Louis

as Young Frankie

as Outback Bartender

as TV Announcer

as Customs Officer

as Interrogation Room O...

as Beach Lifeguard

as Cute Girl on Plane

as Sal's Goon No. 1

as Sal's Goon No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Kangaroo Jack

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (30)

Likable but negligible.

Full Review… | March 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A very bad movie -- shouldn't have been PG.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

A ragged comedy that features much more lame slapstick action than bouncing beast.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Brainless and inane, this is for undemanding kids only.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Oh, how I wish I didn't know 'Jack'.

Full Review… | January 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Kangaroo Jack

What a waste of time. Too dumb, too nonsense, too strong for a family entertaining picture, but probably in some decades this horrible thing could be rediscovery by others genarations and receive the title of a classic 'so bad that's good' cult following.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

It has a few moments of great hilarity and Anderson in the supporting role is hilarious but the acting of everyone else is bad and it completely misses it's target audience. Kangaroo Jack is one of those stupid movies that try to suck it up to the parents by feeding them adult humour, but it's too gross for a movie like this. Or is it?

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


Fine Ausralian-based, American-produced comedy about two best friends (Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson) lure on their adventures to the outback with a frisky kangaroo. Cool car chases and planet stunts frame kid-pleasing jokes: camel farts, ants in the pants, etc.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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