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Jack and Jill Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Matt Singer
Time Out
January 31, 2012
Totally mediocre...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 12, 2011
What makes Jack And Jill worse than the average Sandler vehicle is Jill, who's been conceived as little more than a dude in drag, hold the jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 11, 2011
Sandler has become a good actor of late, but here he gives over most of his talents to Jill, who is so screechy, needy, and lovelorn that you can hardly blame Jack for wanting to fade into the background.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 11, 2011
The apocalypse starts here.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 11, 2011
It's all pretty unfunny, and leaves you too much time to wonder about other things. Like, how did this sludge ever get a PG rating?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
November 11, 2011
It's cruel and creepy, not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 11, 2011
It's pretty sad if you're a comic and Al Pacino is the funniest thing in your movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
November 11, 2011
Extruded from Sandler's Happy Madison filmic laugh factory, Jack and Jill makes lowbrow seem like grand opera, relying once again on fart, poop and sweat jokes to inject both yuks and yucks into the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
November 11, 2011
It is indeed every bit as lousy as it looks. So kudos to the marketing department, I guess. They nailed this one.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 10, 2011
Lazy and slapdash, the work of a comedian trusting too much in his own hilariousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 10, 2011
Feels like an elementary school recess that's gone on too long, the merrymaking strained and the participants looking tired even when they're in full comic dudgeon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
November 10, 2011
More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside.
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Andrew Barker
Variety
November 10, 2011
The pic's general stupidity, careless direction and reliance on a single-joke premise that was never really funny to begin with are only the most obvious of its problems.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 10, 2011
If Pacino-on-Sandler action is your trailer's selling point, the movie better be brave enough to have Pacino bend him over. Heck, it's already doing the same to us.
| Original Score: 2/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 10, 2011
I'm sorry to say that this may be Mr. Pacino's most convincing performance in years.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
November 10, 2011
Al Pacino romantically pursuing a cross-dressing Adam Sandler around a medieval castle should be stunningly surreal, so it's a not-inconsiderable failure that Jack and Jill manages only dim, desperate outrageousness instead.
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
November 10, 2011
Comedy moved on from the mid-1990s, and it's time Sandler did, too. "Jack and Jill" even gives fart jokes a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
November 10, 2011
A comedy that has one good joke, four strange cameos and a spirit so juvenile kids may wonder what Sandler's deal is.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 10, 2011
There are moments in "Jack and Jill" that are genuinely funny - and, just like countless family reunions, there are moments when you can't wait for it to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 10, 2011
Jack and Jill is total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes and overt product placement.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
November 10, 2011
The whole drag routine just isn't all that funny, and the character eases from intolerably abrasive to tolerably dumb only when it is time to shoehorn in the usual nominal life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
November 10, 2011
But no, Jack has to be an abrasive jerk to his sister so that, in the final act, he can learn his lesson and embrace his twin and blah blah blah fart joke.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
November 10, 2011
It is also typical in that it contains a lot of witless bathroom and ethnic humor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
November 10, 2011
It's an uphill battle for Jack and Jill with this leaky pail of comic swill.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 10, 2011
Even by sloppy Sandler movie standards, this one's a wreck - fart jokes, potty zingers and pit-stain gags.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 10, 2011
Left to his own devices, Sandler reverts to his worst, laziest habits. He forgets that what might have been tolerable in a three-minute "Saturday Night Live" skit becomes excruciating when stretched to feature-film length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 9, 2011
It is what it is - and, more importantly, exactly what Happy Madison fans want it to be: something unruly, stupid and sort of funny, in the same way - and to exactly the same extent - that passing gas is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4