Premiere - 09/01/2001
"...As funny as humanly possible....I laughed until my face hurt..."
New York Times - 08/24/2001
"...JAY AND SILENT BOB does have some tickling good notions....There's also some shockingly funny stuff....And not since the days of Mr. Hope and SON OF PALEFACE have so many performers appeared as themselves, or made fun of themselves..."
USA Today - 08/24/2001
"...Full of hearty laughs....[The] episodes provoke knowing giggles, ending Smith's 'New Jersey Chronicles' on a high note..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/24/2001
"...There are lots of hilarious, off-the-wall incidents, and the film has a likable, freewheeling spirit to go with its knockabout plot..."
Total Film - 12/01/2001
"...One of the most good-natured, ebullient and enjoyable comedies in ages..."
Writer-director Kevin Smith's fifth and final installment of his New Jersey Chronicles (which began in 1994 with the breakout, low-budget comedy CLERKS) is a chance for scene-stealing, foulmouthed stoner Jay (Jason Mewes) and his taciturn sidekick/"hetero life mate" Silent Bob (Smith) to carry their own movie. When comic store mogul Brodie (Jason Lee, reprising his MALLRATS role) informs Jay and Silent Bob that a movie featuring their comic book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, is about to be made, the duo demands a cut from the comic's creator, Holden (Ben Affleck, in his CHASING AMY role). Holden explains that his ex-partner, Banky (Lee again) has sold them out, and shows them some angry Internet posts from Bluntman and Chronic fans. Fearing for their reputations, Jay and Silent Bob embark on a cross-country odyssey to Hollywood to stop the film. En route, they run afoul of a Charlie's Angels-type jewelry thief ring--one of whom, Justice (Shannon Elizabeth) takes a liking to Jay--an orangutan, a Federal Wildlife Marshall (Will Ferrell), and Miramax studio security. Smith's fond farewell to his intertwined Jersey characters is a lovingly crude, broad comedy rife with celebrity cameos, slapstick movie spoofs, and clever jabs at Hollywood.
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