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Kangaroo Jack Reviews

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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 22, 2003
If only Walken had met up with the kangaroo...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 17, 2003
The bopping, socking marsupial hero of Kangaroo Jack packs quite a comic wallop.
| Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 17, 2003
Brainless and silly and full of pratfalls and physical humour -- all of which will make you giggle in spite of yourself.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Larry Carroll
January 17, 2003
Jack is reminiscent of such films as Short Circuit, The Monster Squad and the Don Knotts vehicles of the late Sixties - certainly not the most well constructed pieces of entertainment, but endearing nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ross Brooks
January 16, 2003
The film has a lively bounce, brisk pacing and a sense of humor that younger viewers can appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 16, 2003
The stars seem to be having so much fun you can't help chuckling along.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 15, 2003
There really is a nice core to the movie, and O'Connell and Anderson are equally adept at getting laughs by playing up the characters' manic drive to keep going.
Dustin Putman
January 11, 2003
High-spirited and even endearing...Kangaroo Jack is far better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
A very bad movie -- shouldn't have been PG.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
A ragged comedy that features much more lame slapstick action than bouncing beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader
March 5, 2007
Likable but negligible.
Danny Graydon
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Brainless and inane, this is for undemanding kids only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers.
Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
Oh, how I wish I didn't know 'Jack'.
Neil Smith
November 2, 2004
It's a thin, tedious caper only notable for its impressive Outback locations and a cameo from Christopher Walken that proves the word 'no' isn't in his vocabulary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
No one seems to have any idea whether this is an action movie, a comedy, a kid's movie or perhaps a bizarre experiment in kangaroo torture.
| Original Score: 1/5
Irene Ferris
July 9, 2003
Remember when Jerry O'Connell had a future?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
July 8, 2003
A competent and workmanlike action-adventure romp for kids, briefly enlivened by a funny cameo from Christopher Walken.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 6, 2003
The movie is crap, but no more so than you'd expect from something with [i]Kangaroo Jack[/i] on the title card and Jerry Bruckheimer's name under the producer credit.
| Original Score: 1.5/4

Hindustan Times
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April 2, 2003

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