It fails miserably.
| Original Score: D+
A few good jokes for every dozen groaners!
Like listening to a profane rant by kids stricken with Tourette's syndrome.
The profanity for profanity's sake approach shows a lack of imagination when many in the past have used similar vulgarities with far more amusing and creatively pleasant results.
Vulgar and tasteless as usual, but most definitely longer and, quite obviously, to its detriment, uncut.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A quarter of an hour would have been plenty of time with these tart-tongued tiny tots.
| Original Score: 2/4
There are some good visuals and a fairly good storyline, but all of these qualities are very uneven. Nothing, except high energy and edginess, are maintained very long.
| Original Score: C+
The satirical message is that the moral defenders of impressionable American youth would literally rather see violent death than obscenity, but Parker and Stone end up delivering both in overabundant quantities to prove their point.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
You can't shake the feeling that 60 minutes of comedy has been stretched and teased and goosed to make 80 minutes of movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
80 minutes of this boring animated comedy/musical feels so long that it will seriously test any moviegoer's patience!
It is abundantly clear that Parker and Stone desperately want to be, or at least appear to be, subversive, but for the most part, this is kiddie subversion.
Hollywood can't get much raunchier than this, can it? If there's a buck to be made, it will.
| Original Score: C-
South Park is profoundly stupid, but given the times it has guts.
Naughty words and images pile up like bodies in a Schwarzenegger movie until viewers are numbed by it all. And that's within the first half-hour.
The quite clever satirical moments in this crudely animated filth fest, though, are not remotely worth being dragged through the cinematic sewer.
Irreverent, gross and childish!
Nastier than it is subversive or funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
Genuinely outrageous and sometimes hilarious -- but size does eventually matter, and all-rounder Trey Parker just can't keep it up for the full 81 minutes.
The year's most slashing political commentary is not in the new films by Oliver Stone, David Lynch or John Sayles, but in an animated comedy about obscenity.
While there aren't more than a handful of gut-busting, laugh-aloud moments, there is enough sly, slick humor to keep the average viewer chuckling throughout.
| Original Score: 3/4