The Jerk Reviews

July 19, 2019
Carl Reiner, who has made his own contributions to comedy with Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and Dick Van Dyke, does little to set a mood or rhythm or even an aura of good feeling that will carry audiences over the slow spots.
April 12, 2019
It's just a strange little movie.
February 2, 2009
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.
February 18, 2007
July 5, 2005
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.
April 26, 2003
April 17, 2001
An early watered down version of the crude comedy the Farrelly Brothers would later take to new extremes.