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Kangaroo Jack Reviews

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
There's nothing to recommend the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Kelly Borgeson
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
Every lame, overdone Australia reference is tossed into the script ... and it also boasts a number of non-continent-specific clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Clint Morris
February 14, 2003
"You better run, you better take cover", is how the song Down Under by Men at Work goes, and it's quite a fitting beginning - or pre-warning
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
February 12, 2003
I'm afraid that Ringmaster Jerry has lost the grip on his whip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 9, 2003
There's a lot of typical screw-ups that can be seen with Hollywood trying to portray Australia on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 31, 2003
Aussie-set comic fiasco.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 31, 2003
It's 89 minutes of pure agony without a laugh in sight.
Frank Ochieng
January 30, 2003
Relentlessly gimmicky as it is needlessly tepid, McNally's doltish narrative doesn't deliver the inspired slapstick intended to be charming in this goofy and grating vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
January 24, 2003
The kids might love it, and any chance to soak up Australian beauty is welcomed, but there just isn't enough hop in the 'roo to hold appeal for very long.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tom Siebert
Orlando Weekly
January 23, 2003
A twisted and irresponsible so-called kids' film with leering sex gags and bursts of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
January 23, 2003
My four-year-old nephew can write his own name. This puts him several steps above the folks who wrote the screenplay for Kangaroo Jack.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 22, 2003
Put it on a double bill with 1978's boxing kangaroo monstrocity Matilda and you've got yourself an evening of pure hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 21, 2003
The characters kept stopping and talking, reminding me that they had no depth, likeability, or intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 20, 2003
Bruckheimer has thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at lousy movies before, but who would have guessed that even he would one day bankroll a project unworthy of an imaginary kangaroo's talents?
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
January 20, 2003
`Kangaroo Jack' isn't half as stupid as it looks -- which is to say it has a slight chance of escaping the list of the worst movies of 2003.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 19, 2003
If it sounds bad, that's because it is, but reading about it can't even come close to the experience of actually watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 19, 2003
Is it great? No. But it's a good movie for the whole family to lighten up a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 19, 2003
... Has no potential to be anything other than a bad movie. It really has no reason to exist ... Where could you go with this premise?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Joe McGovern
Village Voice
January 18, 2003
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has an unparalleled knack for assembling Z-grade talent, particularly when operating in family-fun mode.
Eric D. Snider
January 18, 2003
This is a a simple-minded comedy of errors in which a lot of errors are made, but few of them are truly comedic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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