Kangaroo Jack
Kangaroo Jack (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The humor is gratingly dumb, and Kangaroo Jack contains too much violence and sexual innuendo for a family movie.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader

Likable but negligible.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's 89 minutes of pure agony without a laugh in sight.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A very bad movie -- shouldn't have been PG.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Parents beware: this film is too crude, violent and offensive for younger viewers.

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Joe McGovern
Village Voice

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has an unparalleled knack for assembling Z-grade talent, particularly when operating in family-fun mode.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

A ragged comedy that features much more lame slapstick action than bouncing beast.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Aussie-set comic fiasco.

Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star

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.

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Danny Graydon
Empire Magazine

Brainless and inane, this is for undemanding kids only.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
What a waste of time. Too dumb, too nonsense, too strong for a family entertaining picture, but probably in some decades this horrible thing could be… More
KJ Proulx
I don't know why people don't like it! I find it increadibly ammusing!
Directors Cat
It has a few moments of great hilarity and Anderson in the supporting role is hilarious but the acting of everyone else is bad and it completely misses… More
Conner Rainwater
While it's not particularly good, it's a harmless movie. It has some shining moments every now and then, but it's a little to childish. This… More
Dean McKenna
Fine Ausralian-based, American-produced comedy about two best friends (Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson) lure on their adventures to the outback with a… More
Randy Tippy