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  • Summary: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that a "Bluntman and Chronic" movie is being made featuring their comic book counterparts, they drool at the thought of fat movie checks rolling in. But when the pair finds that there won't be any royalties coming their way, they set out to sabotage the flick at all costs. (News Askew) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  1. 100
    The best-looking, best-scripted and funniest of Smith's pictures, it's also Smith's sharpest.
  2. 80
    A blast of comic irreverence that serves as a starring vehicle for two stoner characters who had previously been relegated to the sidelines.
  3. In addition to being his filthiest, this is his most free-associative movie. In spite of and because of its homemade look, it's also his funniest.
  4. There are lots of hilarious, off-the-wall incidents, and the film has a likable freewheeling spirit to go with its knockabout plot. But the film isn't as remotely funny as it means to be.
  5. 50
    The movie is sloppy and scattershot, and proud of it. It wears its slipshod, anything-for-a-laugh structure like a badge of honor: Smith is nothing if not self-deprecating.
  6. 40
    Only once, in a quick sketch of "Planet of the Apes" -- does the humor seem to spring from pure movie love. In nearly every other respect, the film is so lazy, solipsistic and overpleased with itself it's hard not to believe that this time the Evil Empire has won not just the battle, but the war.
  7. Stunning in its guileless self-love, Smith's doodle-movie shows virtually no sign of being made for an audience. The 90-minute by-product of Smith's let's-shoot-a-movie pot party can be mystifying -- we've all stood soberly by as high friends guffaw at nothing in particular, but now we can pay for the privilege.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 66
  2. Negative: 8 out of 66
  1. Apr 8, 2011
    When I first heard about this film I thought it was just another lame "parody" film about a couple of guys making jokes, but luckily I was wrong. This film is funny with a couple of very good jokes. I think that though it was rated rather average by the "pro" reviewers. To sum up, I'll just say that this is kind of a film that is worth watching and pretty damn good for that matter. Furthermore, the acting was convincing (not in all cases to be precise). Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2011
    This movie is funny as hell. I love the view askewuniverse movies and how kevin smith can write and direct the funniest movies ever. Snootcie Bootcies
  3. Dec 19, 2012
    The most uneven of all the View Askewniverse films, but it still contains some of the biggest laughs. Don't let the underwhelming first 20 minutes dissuade you, the comedy builds in momentum. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2011
    Out of all the View Askewniverse movies, this one is by far the worst as far as potty humor goes, but it's to be expected when the usually secondary characters of J&SB take lead roles. It is funny, but not as smart as I've come to expect from Smith after the likes of Dogma and Clerks. If you're into J&SB though, you'll at least like this movie. Expand

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