Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Critics 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.

52%

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Total Count: 153

75%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 304,117
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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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Audience Reviews for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

  • Jul 12, 2013
    Horrendous. There's just nothing really likeable about this film. The characters aren't funny, the comedy falls short, and the plot is uninteresting and predictable. Plus there's Ben Affleck and an extremely unfunny Will Ferrell. I'm not a fan of Ferrell's but he usually brings some comedic talent to the table; he's absolutely dreadful here. What's not to like about this film? Everything. The quick references to the clerks characters just make me want to watch those films.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2013
    "A Jay and Silent Bob movie? Who'd pay to see that?" Kevin Smith ends his View Askiewverse film series by giving his signature characters their own film in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. When they learn that a movie is being made about their comic book characters, Jay and Silent Bob head off to Hollywood in order to stop the film from being made. The supporting cast is pretty strong and includes Will Ferrell, Eliza Dushku, Shannon Elizabeth, and Ben Affleck, plus a number of actors from Smith's other films make cameos. However, the script is awful and doesn't know what to do with the characters. And the plot is chaotic, moving from gag to gag without much logic or reason. Some of the comedy works, but Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a train wreck that does a huge disservice to the world that Kevin Smith created.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2012
    We get direct confirmation from actors in the movie that it's a bad movie... in fact they talk about bad movies and then look directly at the camera as if they're telling the audience, "Yes, you are watching a bad movie." It's things like that plus all of the hilarious cameos from George Carlin to Mark Hamill that make this comedy a great time. The rap that Jason Mewes does in the beginning is the defining scene of the movie, and it got stuck in my head. And of course, there's Kevin Smith as Silent Bob who is also funny when he speaks (even if it is extremely rare). Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a very stupid movie, but there's no denying how funny it is.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer

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