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Within ts limitations, The Jerk is a capably produced entertainment, seasoned by deft bit performances from several actors...
Its humor is successful and unsuccessful by turns, and although Comedian Carl Reiner is the director, the instinct here is to give most of both credit and blame to Martin.
An artless, non-stop barrage of off-the-wall situations, funny and unfunny jokes, generally effective and sometimes hilarious sight gags and bawdy non sequiturs.
The comedy runs out of steam when the jerk makes good, but laugh for laugh it's probably a better investment than 10.
We get the sense at times that the cast and crew arrived at a location, found the script bankrupt of real laughs, and started looking around for funny props.
The laughs aren't steady, but they're persistent, and the film moves fast enough to compensate for its unevenness.
Basically a series of skits that are barely tethered to a plot, this works better than expected, thanks primarily to Martin's infectious performance.
Bernadette Peters...nearly steals the show from Martin's over-the-top antics. It's sweet, and funny, and includes one of the most quotable exit lines in film history.
An oddball odyssey so strange, filled with non-sequiturs so funny, and decorated by a romance so sweet, it was an inevitable star-maker.
92 minutes of direct and sweet surrealism
If only he could have satisfied himself with this area of expertise, people would still talk of Steve Martin as one of the kings of comic cinema.
The whole thing is uneven and slight, but the highlight moments guilty-pleasure us with the sort of stupid-funny that's 'LOL' quotable afterward.
The most irritating thing in this film (apart from the generally pedestrian sense of humor and lack of structure) is that it can't seem to decide if Steve Martin's character is supposed to be a naive idiot who doesn't know anything or a quick-witted smartass whenever required.
i feel like this film gets funnier to me every time i watch it. martin and peters are both in top form. one of my favorite comedies of all time.
Few movies can stand the test of time like this one!! Love me some Steve Martin!
A genius exercise in the absurd that's also a watchable comedy. Truly a classic. Acting's a little weak and it has to get a little cheesy in order for there to be a resolution, but this is a can't-miss movie that had me howling.
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