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Kangaroo Jack Reviews

March 5, 2007
Likable but negligible.
June 24, 2006
Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers.
January 31, 2003
Aussie-set comic fiasco.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 31, 2003
It's 89 minutes of pure agony without a laugh in sight.
January 18, 2003
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has an unparalleled knack for assembling Z-grade talent, particularly when operating in family-fun mode.
January 17, 2003
It's clear it was intended to cash in with audiences of all ages, but the antics are distinctly childish, while the romance is sexually suggestive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2003
A collection of tepid chase scenes perked up, sadly, by moments of camel flatulence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2003
Computer effects have reduced a magnificent animal to a cartoon comic foil with human expressions and a yen for red licorice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2003
[O'Connell and Anderson] are mere pawns in the larcenous career of Jerry Bruckheimer, who will carry on making a plethora of movies that are anathema to anyone with half a brain.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
January 17, 2003
Take a camcorder to the zoo and make your own kangaroo movie. Trust me, it will be far superior.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
January 17, 2003
Little more than an exercise in pockmarked dialogue, lame stereotype riding and even worse pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2003
Will parents be able to sit through Kangaroo Jack without plunging sharp sticks into their eyes? The short answer? Yes. Barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2003
An action comedy that's as idiotic as it sounds. Still, it's also harmless enough entertainment for its intended preteen audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2003
Though the comedy is feeble, the dramatic elements -- including the budding romance between Charlie and Jessie -- cross the pain threshold.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2003
This is barely enough story ... to sustain a Three Stooges short, let alone an 88-minute movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2003
Every bit as tasteful and understated as you might imagine.
January 16, 2003
A front-end collision of a family comedy.
January 16, 2003
There is something crass and ugly about the way Kangaroo Jack develops its hackneyed, potentially amusing premise.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 16, 2003
Just right for preadolescent and young teen males who find the idea of animals passing gas hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2003
The result is a hybrid hash.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 16, 2003
Young children will like the hubbub and probably the flatulence, but grim-faced grown-ups might share sentiments with grizzled Australian character actor Bill Hunter, who plays a pilot... 'I should have never left the pub.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2003
There is, it turns out, a limit to how many times you can hear 'g'day mate' or Men at Work's 1982 hit 'Down Under.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2003
A combination of scatological humor, gunplay and sexual references -- including a scene in which Charlie fondles Jessie just off-screen -- should put it off limits to many kids.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 16, 2003
Camel-fart jokes, 'local color' dialogue from those Paul Hogan Qantas ads, computer-generated flora and fauna, and a criminal waste of the talented Anderson.
January 16, 2003
Parents, take heed: Kangaroo Jack -- filled with Mafioso heists and hit men, camel flatulence and at least one wet T-shirt soak -- will hop right over the perplexed heads of your little darlings.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 16, 2003
The film's crude humor and violence -- cartoonish, but still violent -- should offend parents of younger kids. Yet its ultra-broad, pratfall-filled comedy will satisfy only the most indiscriminate teens.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 16, 2003
A movie that encapsulates all that is vulgar, stupid and repellent about the Hollywood mind-set.
Read More | Original Score: D+
January 16, 2003
Junky kids' comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
January 13, 2003
A shrill and silly farce in which a CGI marsupial seems more lifelike than most of its flesh-and-blood co-stars.