The Jerk Reviews

April 24, 2018
Within ts limitations, The Jerk is a capably produced entertainment, seasoned by deft bit performances from several actors...
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 2, 2009
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.
June 24, 2006
The comedy runs out of steam when the jerk makes good, but laugh for laugh it's probably a better investment than 10.
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.
May 9, 2005
The laughs aren't steady, but they're persistent, and the film moves fast enough to compensate for its unevenness.
April 17, 2001
An early watered down version of the crude comedy the Farrelly Brothers would later take to new extremes.