Critic Review - Slant Magazine

While the Nitro Circus's many achievements are impressive, they pale in comparison to those of Knoxville and company's.

August 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Comments (17)
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Saetre

Saetre Saetre

TRUER WORDS HAVE NEVER BEEN SPOKEN

Aug 8 - 08:50 AM

Jordan Myerscough

Jordan Myerscough

knoxville and company direct and produce them so that kinda doesnt make sense

Aug 8 - 09:01 AM

Will Bigelow

Will Bigelow

No, it actually makes complete sense.

Aug 8 - 08:25 PM

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Jeff Hokanson

Jeff Hokanson

Oh how highly you think of yourself for 'understanding' nitro circuis nick...

Aug 9 - 06:27 AM

Alex Bruton

Alex Bruton

What's the god damn mothafucking point agaian? Are you trying to cover up this shitty production that's probably on the internet by trying to give it a point. PATHETIC

Aug 9 - 10:31 PM

Christian Michelsen

Christian Michelsen

I'd like to know what the point is Nick. You seem to be saying that there is some underlying profound meaning hidden within the stunts that these men perform. Yet you refuse to disclose what that point is, dismissing everyone who thinks otherwise when it's not very clear what exactly is meant to be understood.

Aug 10 - 12:03 AM

Alex Bruton

Alex Bruton

What are they trying to achieve?!?!

Aug 10 - 03:06 PM

Benjamin Alexander

Benjamin Alexander

@Nick
"I'm saying that only people who understand what Nitro Circus is all about and who understand why they do what they do will have any chance of comprehending why this movie is so great."

Nitro circus is about doing tricks on skateboards and motorbikes, there isn't that much to understand. This movie is completely comparable to Jackass, as it is the same type of movie. Jackass tends to go for more humor, while nitro circus tends to go for more wow factor. I'm glad i didn't pay to see this, because it wouldn't have been worth it.

These movies are about having a low budget and making lots of money doing stupid stuff, so in that sense, yes the movie completely pales in comparison to Jackass.

Aug 10 - 07:20 PM

JD Gilligan

JD Gilligan

Are you kidding? Can you compare Knoxville to Pastrana? Pastrana has accomplished more in his life in his 20's than either of us will ever. He's not a "Jackass,"
You're ignorant.

Aug 8 - 10:26 PM

Saetre

Saetre Saetre

He's not fun to watch on-screen while Knoxville is.

Aug 9 - 04:52 AM

Austin Ritter

Austin Ritter

Aug 12 - 10:57 AM

Angus Cole

Angus Cole

This is so true i would rather watch someone skydive off of a high rise than someone get stapled in the behind or get stung by 100's of bee's, the Jackass stunts are lame and kind of old, the Nitro circus stunts are more daring and fun to watch, even if the production is low budget, Pastrana and crew make for a great watch. you don't see Bam sky diving off of buildings or jumping a bus full of people.

Sep 6 - 08:14 AM

Todd DeRossett

Todd DeRossett

Travis and the Nitro Circus crew have pushed the boundaries waaaaay farther than Knoxville and the Jackass crew. You could see that with Steve O's expression in the trailer.

Aug 9 - 10:53 AM

MikeSmith Bro

MikeSmith Bro

This film will only be appreciated by true Nitro Circus fans. Critics will bash this movie cause they are expecting another movie like Jackass. Nitro Circus and Jackass have few similarities. Jackass is based on doing dumb stunts to make you laugh. Nitro Circus is about pulling off stunts others thought impossible. Jackass is designed to fail to make you laugh while Nitro Circus pushes the cast to succeed and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Aug 9 - 02:10 PM

Andrew Gillin

Andrew Gillin

The stunts were cool. The disasters were funny (except for one). But these guys are not the comics that the Jackass guys are.

This movie did make a better use of 3D than Jackass.

Aug 9 - 07:44 PM

Alex Bruton

Alex Bruton

Very true the personalities and personas of the Jackass crew just is just WAAAY better then the cardboard like personalities in Nitro Circus. Another thing is that alot of the "big" stunts they show in the trailer have been done before alot in the show. Jackass is unique by doing stuff noone has done before and that noone wants to do but Nitro Circus is just 1 hr and 28 min of internent for a price.

Aug 9 - 09:04 PM

Austin Ritter

Austin Ritter

I laugh at you

Aug 12 - 10:58 AM

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