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Kangaroo Jack Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

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

September 6, 2003
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

It aspires to very little and it barely achieves it.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 17, 2003
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

I'm afraid that Ringmaster Jerry has lost the grip on his whip.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 12, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

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

May 20, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

"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

January 16, 2003
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 24, 2010
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

When the kangaroo starts freestyle rapping, you know Charlie has lost it. And so have the people who made this film.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 17, 2003
Alexa Moses
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

April 18, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The worst Aussie export since vegemite.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

January 16, 2003
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

There's a lot of typical screw-ups that can be seen with Hollywood trying to portray Australia on-screen.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2003
Eric D. Snider

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 Source: | Original Score: C-

January 18, 2003
Clint Morris

"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

February 14, 2003
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: | Original Score: 4/10

January 24, 2003
Kit Bowen

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 Source: | Original Score: 1/4

January 17, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

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 Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: F

January 19, 2003
Frank Ochieng

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 Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 30, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A curious throwback to the Francis the Talking Mule movies.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2/4

January 17, 2003
Staci Layne Wilson

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

Full Review Source:

January 2, 2005
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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?

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 20, 2003

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