Kangaroo Jack Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
No one seems to have any idea whether this is an action movie, a comedy, a kid's movie or perhaps a bizarre experiment in kangaroo torture.
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
January 17, 2003
It aspires to very little and it barely achieves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
February 12, 2003
I'm afraid that Ringmaster Jerry has lost the grip on his whip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Parents may find themselves growing tired of the immature undertone, but the charismatic odd couple of O'Connell and Anderson is enough to emphasize the film's light-hearted feel.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 16, 2003
"Kangaroo Jack" is not just a very bad movie. It is a very bad movie that shows how inadequately the MPAA rating system handles the kinds of materials that are of concern to parents.
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
A very bad movie -- shouldn't have been PG.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 17, 2003
When the kangaroo starts freestyle rapping, you know Charlie has lost it. And so have the people who made this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Alexa Moses
Sydney Morning Herald
April 18, 2003
Luckily, Australians can't take offence at the lame Aussie "you'd be a banger short of a barbie" stereotypes, because the American characters are just as puerile.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 16, 2003
The worst Aussie export since vegemite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 9, 2003
There's a lot of typical screw-ups that can be seen with Hollywood trying to portray Australia on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 18, 2003
This is a a simple-minded comedy of errors in which a lot of errors are made, but few of them are truly comedic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Clint Morris
Moviehole
February 14, 2003
"You better run, you better take cover", is how the song Down Under by Men at Work goes, and it's quite a fitting beginning - or pre-warning
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
January 24, 2003
The kids might love it, and any chance to soak up Australian beauty is welcomed, but there just isn't enough hop in the 'roo to hold appeal for very long.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
January 17, 2003
Make no mistake about it. Kangaroo Jack is a movie that will appeal to a very limited audience--boys 8 to 12. If you don't fall into this category, don't waste your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 19, 2003
If it sounds bad, that's because it is, but reading about it can't even come close to the experience of actually watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
January 30, 2003
Relentlessly gimmicky as it is needlessly tepid, McNally's doltish narrative doesn't deliver the inspired slapstick intended to be charming in this goofy and grating vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 17, 2003
A curious throwback to the Francis the Talking Mule movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 2, 2005
Oh, how I wish I didn't know 'Jack'.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 20, 2003
Bruckheimer has thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at lousy movies before, but who would have guessed that even he would one day bankroll a project unworthy of an imaginary kangaroo's talents?
| Original Score: 1.5/4

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January 6, 2003
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