Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Image
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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 atWhen 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) Expand
Score distribution:
  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. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    Most of all, I enjoyed the picture's subtext, which is that Smith has become so sensitized to Internet abuse -- that the cathartic climax consists of tracking down bellicose posters (all of whom turn out to be adolescent dweebs) and pummeling the crap out of them.
  3. 75
    Whether you will like Jay and Silent Bob depends on who you are. Most movies are made for everybody. Kevin Smith's movies are either made specifically for you, or specifically not made for you.
  4. 50
    It's hit-or-miss comedy of the very broadest sort, but those who groove on deciphering obscure film-geek in-jokes will find their work more than cut out for them.
  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
    Smith's unrepentantly juvenile sense of humor leans heavily on elementary pop-culture parody, a particularly tiresome and parasitic form of humor that depends on an audience of smirking know-it-alls who can be trusted to snicker whenever they get the reference.
  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: 57 out of 67
  2. Negative: 8 out of 67
  1. AbbyL
    Jul 5, 2007
    10
    Extremely funny!! It's the kind of OMG Why am I laughing so hard kind of film.
  2. Jan 13, 2011
    10
    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. Apr 8, 2011
    10
    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 wasWhen 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). Collapse
  4. JReb
    Jul 11, 2006
    8
    One of the most halarious movies ive ever seen. I didnt think any of Smith's other movies were that funny so this came as a real shocker.
  5. Dec 19, 2012
    7
    The most uneven of all the View Askewniverse films, but it still contains some of the biggest laughs. Don't let the underwhelming first 20The 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
  6. Apr 12, 2015
    6
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a lot different from the films that Kevin Smith had made. It obviously had a waaay bigger budget thatJay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a lot different from the films that Kevin Smith had made. It obviously had a waaay bigger budget that allowed a lot more venues to shoot at. The movie is funny but its more dated than Clerks and Mallrats, plus as much as I love Jay and Silent Bob, they are really just supporting characters. One of the really cool parts about this film is the star power that is scattered throughout. You get to see Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and a lot of other big actors that have cameo appearances along the way, plus a lot the characters from Smith's previous films so really if you are a fan of Kevin Smith's movies I advise you to watch this. Expand
  7. Miko
    Mar 30, 2006
    2
    Kevin Smith's first bad film. Shoddily pasted together from a confusing selection of aimless, dull, and only vaguely related scenes, Kevin Smith's first bad film. Shoddily pasted together from a confusing selection of aimless, dull, and only vaguely related scenes, this pointless mess is irritatingly smirky and self-deprecating. Just not worth it for the two to three faintly amusing moments. Expand

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