Jackass: The Movie (2002) (mini-review++)

(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 5

directing 7

effects 5

editing 7

writing 8


5 out of 5 🐙


(The following italicized text is directly copied from my review of Jackass Number Two because it perfectly suits this review as well)

Why do I consider this scripted fiction? Because, however minimal, they did have to design the skits and silly opening patter.

How did I rate the very minimal acting? Honestly, it was pretty terrible, but it was more than enough to fulfill the creative vision.

But most importantly, how can a 27 movie garner 5 octopuses? In the immortal words of Leisure Suit Larry “I may not know art but I know what I like.”

Do you like:

Using a rental car in a demolition derby

Human bowling

Misuse of electronic muscle stimulators

Destroying golf carts

Baby alligators biting nipples

Terrible things with display toilets

Getting shot in the stomach for no good reason

Rocket skates

Horrific paper towels

Messing with whale sharks

Getting slapped by a mountain lion

“Butt X-Ray” (I don’t want to spoil the surprise)

If you answered yes to 10 or more of the above items, you will love Jackass: The Movie. I know I did.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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