Entertainment Weekly - 11/08/2002
"...The happy masochistic stunts just keep coming..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/26/2002
"...It's a hoot..."
Variety - 11/04/2002
"...The more outrageous bits achieve a shock-you-into-laughter intensity of almost Dadaist proportions..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2003
"...There's something satisfyingly old-fashioned about the robust, low-tech bodyslamming on display here..."
Total Film - 03/01/2003
"...See it and share in a cacophony of sniggers, howls and cringes..."
Ultimate DVD - 12/01/2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's no denying that they know how to put on a show."
In what may go down in history as the most irresponsible, outrageous footage ever to be released by a major Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures presents JACKASS: THE MOVIE. Based on the MTV show of the same name, creators and coproducers Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, and Spike Jonze stretch their surprisingly successful concept into a feature-length film. Watch cast regulars Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGehey, and Brandon Dicamillo as they perform a series of ridiculously dangerous and dangerously stupid stunts. Entering a rental car in a crash-up derby, snorting wasabi, eating a urine-soaked snow-cone, self-inflicting paper cuts, and using a store's display toilet are just a few of the increasingly obscene antics that unfurl at a relentless pace. A large portion of the footage finds the pranksters in Japan, dressing up in outlandish outfits and wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting locals. Whether or not this is a hysterical romp or a waste of eighty minutes is for the viewer to decide, but the fact can't be argued, JACKASS: THE MOVIE is slapstick entertainment for the 21st century, incorporating the modern world's fascination with reality television and obsession with disaster into a raucous, electrifying spectacle.