The Funniest Things Being Said (By Real Critics) About Jack and Jill

There seemed to be a collective nationwide groan the instant that people saw the trailer for Adam Sandler’s latest movie, Jack and Jill. It should surprise nobody that it’s bombing with critics. But it’s not just bombing with critics. After all, critics give bad reviews all the time. This particular dud is drawing out some serious cynicism and snark from film journalists. I understand that a lot of this is piling on, a series of critics hoping to one-up each other with an over-the-top dig at the movie. Essentially, it’s shooting fish in a critical barrel. But on the other hand, I think these quotes are hilarious, ripe with schaudenfreude. Ironically, they may just be funnier than the film itself. Here are some of my favorite shots, delivered by critics, aimed at Jack and Jill.




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21 responses to “The Funniest Things Being Said (By Real Critics) About Jack and Jill

  1. Wow, those are some really harsh words (not that I was in the slightest inclined to go and see it). It does feel like a car crash, although you really don’t want to see it, when other people talk about it, it makes you want to find out yourself if it’s really that bad…

  2. The saddest part about it is that in a few years time we’ll be talking about this movie like how we talk about Gigli and watch it with a certain sense of humour involved where we laugh at it. Which is us inherently laughing at Sandler thinking this was ever funny.

    • Poor Sandler. The dude poured a lot of time and effort into this. It’s his life’s work. He put a lot of money into it. And then… he gets annihilated by critics. Deservedly so, mind you, but it’d be horrible to work that hard on something that you obviously enjoyed and then have everyone tell you how much of an asshole you are for it.

  3. MJ

    The first and second to last are my favorites. It’s clear though that everyone who is freaking out about how horrifically BAD this movie is, has not been watching children’s cinema. Sure, we have WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3 and the like, but that is a really small percentage. I can’t wait to see Winnie-The-Pooh though. Still bummed I was out of town when it came to our theatre.

    • Thankfully, I haven’t seen a lot of those. I did see The Smurfs, which… how do I say this… as bad as it was, wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I’d expected. Maybe that speaks more to how low my expectations were.

  4. HAHAHAHAHA this post is fantastic. The critics are hilarious. This movie just looks all kind of bad. I’m kind of curious to see how bad it is.

  5. Ahaha this is hilarious. It’s always fun to read/write reviews that really tear a movie apart. Doubt I will ever see Jack and Jill, ever.

  6. You know what they say, there is no such thing as bad press! If critics hadnt been so harsh to Gigli, no one would ever remember it as anything but a big ass girl did yoga and called a penis a sea slug, while trying to be provocative. If they even remembered that!

    • Hahaha! That penis slug/vagina soliloquy was the WORST.

      I watched that thing last year to see if it was as bad as I’d heard, and it really was. Just horrible in every way.

  7. Those are some pretty awesome quotes. It still blows my mind that this movie was ever created, and that some people obviously thought it was a good idea.

  8. hehehe I am laughing so much!!

    I watched an episode of USA’s X Factor this week and they went to the premiere of Jack and Jill. I was amazed how the contestants were saying it was the funniest film EVER!!!

    HAHAH Sheltered life huh?

  9. How do people like this keep being given money to make films, when there’s so much raw talent out there waiting for their big break to make decent quality films which will enlighten and entertain?

    • Tough call. It’s his own production company, so he’s the one providing the resources to get it made. But somewhere along the line, someone else has to release it and theaters have to show it.

  10. Ahah, I think the reviews are funnier than the film, kind of like Twilight.

  11. Stu

    It’s all too easy to slide into one of these pictures that everyone is dumping on and have a go – I may still. I had a hard enough time with “Grown Ups,” however, and this might be more than I could stomach.

    My first thought on the trailer was that “Jack and Jill” looks like one of the faux titles from Sandler’s declining years in “Funny People.”

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