Kangaroo Jack
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Two low-level American crooks head to Australia, where they match wits with a kangaroo (who appears to have an intellectual edge on his pursuers) in this broad comedy. Charlie Carbone (Jerry O'Connell) is a hairdresser from Brooklyn whose best friend, Louis Booker (Anthony Anderson), scrapes together a living moving stolen merchandise. Charlie's stepfather, Sal Maggio (Christopher Walken), is a crime kingpin who has loaned Charlie a lot of money and wants to know when he'll get it back; Sal's not especially fond of Louis, especially after he and Charlie accidentally lead the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Likable but negligible."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader
"It's 89 minutes of pure agony without a laugh in sight."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A very bad movie -- shouldn't have been PG."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Oh, how I wish I didn't know 'Jack'."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Remember when Jerry O'Connell had a future?"
‑ Irene Ferris, CinemaBlend.com
"Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has an unparalleled knack for assembling Z-grade talent, particularly when operating in family-fun mode."
‑ Joe McGovern, Village Voice
"A ragged comedy that features much more lame slapstick action than bouncing beast."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"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."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC.com
"A competent and workmanlike action-adventure romp for kids, briefly enlivened by a funny cameo from Christopher Walken."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Aussie-set comic fiasco."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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."
‑ Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star
"Brainless and inane, this is for undemanding kids only."
‑ Danny Graydon, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"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."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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