Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. 100
    Comedy, like most everything else, is subjective, and this may be the greatest example out there of "getting it" or not. If you thought the first movie, the original TV show, the Three Stooges, or "Football in the Groin," was funny, chances are ÔÇťackass: Number Two is right up your alley.
  2. It didn't seem possible, but Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and company might just have cooked up a sequel that's even wilder, funnier, extra-depraved and more gag-inducing than the seemingly incomparable "Jackass the Movie."
  3. 90
    Debased, infantile and reckless in the extreme, this compendium of body bravado and malfunction makes for some of the most fearless, liberated and cathartic comedy in modern movies.
  4. Reviewed by: Tony Horkins
    80
    Jackass: Number Two aims low and hits lower, but is as hilarious and uncomfortable an encounter as possible
  5. 80
    As merry pranksters they have no match, and as they age (Knoxville is 35 now), they only grow in appeal. As they proudly hurl their tattooed (by ink and battle scars) bodies into harm's way, a devilish glint in their eyes, it's as if they've discovered the fountain of youth, and its name is Jackass.
  6. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    78
    Just the kind of vicarious excitement for which the movies were invented.
  7. 75
    The heart of Jackass - the adolescent drive to bash body and soul into the symbolic brick wall of maturity - remains pure.
  8. This is the "Godfather II" of tasteless prank films.
  9. 75
    This is extreme comedy, and it's amazing how director Jeff Tremaine, who along with Spike Jonze has been affiliated with this troupe from its outset, creates an environment where self-inflicted torture is uncontrollably funny without being morally offensive.
  10. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirshling
    75
    Jackass Number Two is not as original, aberrantly beautiful, unrepetitious, or good as Jackass Number One, yet it will still double a lot of people over with big laughs and grossed-out disbelief.
  11. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    Some movies simply shouldn't be seen sober or alone.
  12. 70
    Part of what makes "ackass Number Two so frighteningly watchable -- even against your better judgment -- is the way the guys delight in one another's bumps, bangs and bruisings: First, they feel one another's pain; then they laugh like hell.
  13. The performers understand the simple integrity of a slapstick gag, and they're prepared to suffer for its entertainment value. This is what the Jackassers do for fun -- and their fans, already well versed in such previous shows as the original MTV series and the 2002 "Jackass: The Movie," understand that perfectly. And is there any significant moral difference between these performers and dedicated ballerinas who damage their feet in the highfalutin interests of art, or Daytona drivers risking their lives on the track?
  14. 70
    Parts of this are screamingly funny, other parts downright stomach turning, but you have to admire the fact that, for these guys, "anything for a laugh" really means anything. And for all the moronic behavior, there are also some inspired dadaist moments.
  15. 63
    Unapologetically appalling, more disgusting than anything you've ever seen and moronic enough to make you wonder about that theory on the depletion of the gene pool. It is also so funny it will make you choke.
  16. The sequel is a dizzying succession of pranks, Candid Camera-like sketches, and, that old crowd-pleaser, the boys actively courting their own grievous harm. This is what you get when a generation grows up watching far too many "Roadrunner" cartoons while sitting on the couch eating bowl after bowl of Lucky Charms.
  17. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    Ask yourself this: Did the title make you laugh? If so, you're probably the target audience.
  18. There's a certain morbid fascination, and perverse humor, in watching grown men enthusiastically turn themselves into human cartoons. (For better or worse, these guys are their generation's Stooges.)
  19. 50
    A buffet of dumb and degrading stunts halfway between Looney Tunes and Abu Ghraib?
  20. There are moments, heaven forgive me, that left me chuckling. Not to mention eternally grateful that it's these guys doing this stuff, and not me.
  21. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    This stunningly shameless follow-up to the 2002 theatrical sleeper (and homdevid mega-seller) offers more of the same -- a lot more -- while repeatedly upping the ante in terms of offensiveness. Which, of course, should greatly -- and profitably -- please is target aud.
  22. There is a point, however, at which the movie becomes simply sickening. Between the electric shocks and hot-iron branding, feats of grossness are accomplished that are so vile even the hardiest among the cast cannot suppress the upchuck.
  23. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    12
    There's no plot here; like the MTV show that spawned it, this movie is just a progression of increasingly disgusting and/or dangerous stunts.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 11 out of 46
  1. Jun 20, 2011
    1
    May Ryan Dunn rest in peace. He lived doing stupid **** and died doing stupid **** a true inspiration to us all. Nobody is laughing anymore, though.
  2. Andrew
    Jun 28, 2007
    10
    Brilliant. One of the best comedies in ages because it distills the genre into its most basic parts and cuts all of the crap out. It's Brilliant. One of the best comedies in ages because it distills the genre into its most basic parts and cuts all of the crap out. It's just guys being dumb, but that's why it is funny. Full Review »
  3. PatC.
    Jun 25, 2007
    1
    Slapstick pain is not funny when it inflicts more pain on the viewer than the victimized character. Nothing new here worthy of cinematic Slapstick pain is not funny when it inflicts more pain on the viewer than the victimized character. Nothing new here worthy of cinematic note, but one richly deserved point for the odd genuinely funny moment. Full Review »