Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Fans can expect a good laugh as the cast from Smith's previous films reunite for Jay and Silent Bob's last bow. The loose plotting and crude language may be too much for others though.

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Once upon a time in a galaxy very, very close to New Jersey Jay and Silent Bob stumble upon something new called the internet and discover that Miramax is making a movie about their alter-egos, "Bluntman & Chronic." In order to hang onto what tiny crumbs of credibility they have left, the dazed duo set off for California to stop the evil movie studio from making the flick. On a raucous road trip from Red Bank, New Jersey to Miramax's California studios, Jay and Silent Bob meet up with girl gangs, hitchhikers and Hollywood stars; they fall in love and watch bullets fly; they kidnap an ape and aim to take down the studio big chiefs. But most of all, they do what they do best: wreak havoc.

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Cast

Kevin Smith
as Silent Bob
Ben Affleck
as Holden McNeil/Himself
Ali Larter
as Chrissy
Will Ferrell
as Marshal Willenholly
George Carlin
as Hitchhiker
Jason Lee
as Brodie Bruce/Banky Edwards
Gavin Brooks
as Baby Jay
Judd Nelson
as Sheriff
Tracy Morgan
as Pumpkin Escobar
Matt Damon
as Himself
Chris Rock
as Chaka Luther King
Mark Hamill
as Himself
Morris Day
as Himself
Wes Craven
as Himself
Jason Biggs
as Himself
Gus Van Sant
as Himself
Jon Stewart
as Reg Hartner
Amy Noble
as Silent Bob's Mother
Ever Carradine
as Jay's Mother
Steven Anthony Lawrence
as The Kid In The Helmet
Diedrich Bader
as Security Guard
Jules Asner
as Herself
Steve Kmetko
as Himself
Harley Quinn Smith
as Baby Silent Bob
John Willyung
as Passerby
Jake Richardson
as Teen No. 1
Jane Silvia
as Bookish Girl
Eric Winzenried
as Cop No. 1
Jonathan Gordon
as Cop No. 2
John Maynard
as Cop No. 3
Tom Dorfmeister
as Cop No. 5
Tango
as Suzanne
Joe Quesada
as Pizza Delivery Guy
Merritt Hicks
as Hooker No. 2
Scott Mosier
as `GWH2' A.D.
James J. McLaughlin
as `GWH2' Clapper-Loader
Joseph D. Reitman
as `Bluntman & Chronic' A.D.
Paul Dini
as `Bluntman & Chronic' Clapper-Loader
Quentin Wright
as William Dusky
Gregory Owen
as Suburban Kid
Ralph Meyer
as Receptionist
Bryan Johnson
as Steve/Dave
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Critic Reviews for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (33)

Has the lazy, bric-a-brac atmosphere of one of those blown-off movies made during down time on some bigger affair.

Jun 23, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

The perfect curtain call for these much-loved, wise but oh so stupid slackers.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

I admit to enjoying -- in a drunken, half-asleep kind of way -- parts of this ramshackle road movie with its running Miramax guest stars and its endless homo jokes.

Aug 31, 2001
Slate
Top Critic

Smith, coming off the madly audacious Dogma, knows that he's slumming this time and revels in it.

Aug 27, 2001 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The picture lacks the mix of innocence and savagery that branded [Smith's] other films.

Aug 24, 2001 | Rating: 3/5

In keeping with the Smith rules, the movie is irreverent, self-referential, twisted, cheap and tasteless. And, of course, I mean that as the highest compliment.

Aug 24, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5

Audience Reviews for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

½

It's very funny, but very silly. Anyway is terrifc see a movie to Jay and Silent Bob.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

The constant sarcastic and humorous pop-culture references along with the profane dialogue is decent (and at times much). But Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back isn't as powerful a strike as anticipated with its wildly out-of-place plot. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

Jay: I am the master of the C.L.I.T. Remember this fucking face. Whenever you see C.L.I.T., you'll see this fucking face. I make that shit work. It does whatever the fuck I tell it to. No one rules the C.L.I.T like me. Not this little fuck, none of you little fucks out there. I AM THE C.L.I.T. COMMANDER! Remember that, commander of all C.L.I.T.s! When it comes down to business, this is what I do. I pinch it like this. OOH you little fuck. Then I rub my nose with it.  "Hollywood had it coming" Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is one of my go to movies. No matter how many times I watch it, I still find it hilarious. The dialogue between characters is what sets Kevin Smith's comedies apart from everyone else's. No his writing is subtle or tasteful, but there's a brilliance in his jokes and their just hilarious. I don't know that there's a better movie to smoke a "J" to. The first scene of the movie may be one of my favorite comedy scenes of all time. Jay and Silent Bob find out that a movie is being made on a comic book that is based off of them. They then read online(What the fuck is the internet?) a bunch of people's opinions on Bluntman and Chronic. All of which say they are dumb characters and don't deserve a movie. Jay and Silent Bob then make their way across America to try to destroy the production of the movie. Along the way they run into Scooby's Gang, 4 sexy jewel thieves, a monkey, and a really stupid animal officer played by Will Farrell.  This movie has endless cameos including: Wes Craven, Gus Van Sant, Matt Damon, Chris Rock, and Tracey Morgan. The movie has endless lines that just beg to be re-said. In fact this may be my most quoted movie. There's just nothing not to like about Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, in my opinion. Now I know that the content isn't for everyone. There are people out there that shouldn't watch this because they will be terribly offended. Grandparents for one, shouldn't watch Jay and Silent Bob. Some of the content could kill them.  What's really cool about this film from Kevin Smith is that it is a parody of the same movie we are watching. I don't know if I've ever seen another movie parody itself, but it works here. It also helps if you are familiar with Smith's other works because they are referenced a lot. Still, if this was the first Smith film you ever watch, you could still enjoy it.  Jay: [singing] Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, / Mother, mother fuck, fuck / Mother fuck, mother fuck, / Noise noise noise, / 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, / Noise, noise noise / Smokin' weed, smokin' wizz, / Doin' coke, drinkin' beers, / Drinkin' beers, beers, beers, / Rollin' fattys, smokin' blunts, / Who smokes the blunts? / We smoke the blunts. / Rollin' blunts and smokin'...  Teen #2: Uh, let me get a nickel bag.  Jay: [singing] / Fifteen bucks, little man, / Put that shit in my hand, / If that money doesn't show, / Then you owe me, owe me, owe, / My jungle love, yeah, / Owe-ee, owe-ee, owe, / I think I want to know ya, know ya, / Yeah, what? 

Melvin White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a fun comedy that will appeal to Kevin Smith fans. This film was my first experience with the Jay and Silent Bob characters, as I never had seen a Kevin Smith film before. I quite enjoyed the film, the crude humor was good, and the plot was interesting as well. The cast did a good job here as well, and there were plenty of memorable funny performances. This is a good film, but compared to other films that Kevin Smith has made, it's not as memorable. I liked the film, but it did lack at times. The film works well enough to be a good comedy, but it's far from others like Clerks or Dogma, which were superior. Though this isn't among Kevin Smith's best films, this is still a film worth seeing. The cast that Smith has assembled here is good to watch on-screen, and they each bring something unique to the film. The film did have so much potential of being better than what it turned out to be. The film is entertaining and fun and delivers the laughs, but overall I felt that it could have been much better as well. This is a film worth watching if you're a Kevin Smith fan, and en joy his brand of comedy. But as a whole, Smith has made far better films than this. But for what it's worth, this is a mindless comedy that you need to shut your brain off to enjoy. Don't search for logic in the script, as you find it. This is simply put a good comical endeavor that despite its flaws, is still worth checking out. I liked the film, and though Smith has made better flicks, Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back is fun, and in the end mindless entertainment is good enough for me.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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