This is the story of two best friends Charlie Carbone, a hair stylist in New York and Louis Booker, a down-on-the-luck musician, who both are involved with the local mob family led by Salvatore Sal Maggio. After their first job attempt at delivering stolen televisions to a local warehouse was backfired by brining the heat (the NYPD), Sal, completely upset, gives Charlie and Louis one more chance at redemption. His younger employee, Frankie Lombardo, gives the guys the most important assignment to fly to Australia and deliver the mobs 50,000 to a Mr. Smith in the exact time. And so begins a cross-content trek of mishaps including ramming a kangaroo down on the road, flying in a bush airplane and tranquilizing the pilot, walking in the burning desert, and eventually teaming up with a wildlife expert named Jessie to chase down the kangaroo who has the the 50,000 mob money. Can Charlie, Louis, and Jessie survive the heat, get the money, and save the day without getting killed by the mob?
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i thought Kangaroo Jack was a good film, i liked the music when they filmedthe Kangaroo. I thought Jack the Kangaroo was cool when he wore that jacketand wore those sun glasses, he was wicked man. The movie had my favouriteactress in it. Dyan Cannon i think he a good actress, i couldn't believe howold she is, she looks well young. But i think she is doing fantastic for herage, keep up your good looks Dyan, always stay as young as you look rightnow. The other actors and actresses i thought were good. I enjoyed the partwith the 3 of them were riding on those camels and then they all heard thefart noises, i had stitches after the farts because i thought they werefunny and good ones. If you all like Kangaroo movies, then i suggest you seea film with a Kangaroo in it called Matilda. Based on a Kangaroo who is aboxer. I give this film 10 out of 10 because i think it is ace.
Kangaroo Jack isn't so much a bad movie as it is mediocre and utterlyconfused. This movie feels like it's having an identity crisis whereit's not entirely sure what message it wants to send, what genre itwants to fit, what audience it wants to target, and where it even wantsto end up.The leads are slightly entertaining, albeit not very funny. They seemlike they're trying to put in a bit of effort into the movie, which iswelcomed gratefully, but the biggest problem here is the screenplay. The screenplay is just hackneyed, clichÃ©d, predictable, and extremelystale. The whole idea behind the picture isn't all that creative, butit did have a bit of potential, I thought, had they been able torealize what they were writing wasn't really all that funny. This isone of those films that I can't blame the actors for. They were capableand had enough chemistry that they could have pulled off a decentcomedy. The problem was that the director had no idea if he wanted todo a kiddy film or a comedy or a Rush Hour knock off or a crimethriller...As a family film, Kangaroo utterly fails. There's nothing here that Ithink kids under the age of eleven would find enjoyable, and anyoneover that age would be a little too sophisticated for the jokes in thisromp.But even if the film had aimed more for adults rather than kids, Istill don't think the filmmakers would have been able to pull it off.Bottom line, the jokes are too adolescent, unless they're being crude,and the dramatic parts are far too silly.3/10
The movie is quite good. Anthony Anderson did a good part in the acting. He did all those funny things. The movie is realistic, the kangaroo really looks like it is real. I would recommend it to all people!William Zhang
.This hits the top of the laugh meter!Great family fun for all ages over 5!Don't pay any attention to the Amazon.com Editorial Review. The movie is very clever and worthwhile if you like slapstick.Summary:A quick paced action comedy about a modern Abbott (Charlie - Jerry O'Connell) and Costello (Louis - Anthony Anderson) duet who bumble themselves from Brooklyn to Australia to deliver $50,000 of mob money - not knowing it's a one way trip!Good quick script dialog and action keeps the movie going with no slow period.O'Connell and Anderson really have great on-screen comedic chemistry. I have to believe they will be doing a lot more together.Story:Of course, these two city-slicker bumbler best friends lose $50,000 in a jacket now worn by a kangaroo, have two sets of mobsters who want to finish them off, and are "fish-out-of-water" lost in the outback trying to find Kangaroo Jack with the help of a beautiful and charming naturalist (Estella Warren). Laugh-o-meter:Off the charts!My handicapped daughter Rebecca still splits her sides watching this one! She loves it at night after her homework, at the clinic during her therapies, and any other time she can get it! And, the slapstick is still funny! Rebecca is exceptionally clever with a good mature slapstick sense of humor - even if she's only 8!Our other kids really liked the movie too!Kids Warning: There is potty humor here... but it is in the Australian vernacular that kids cannot understand. The violence is really slapstick kind of stuff, even though the main protagonists are in mortal danger. No one gets shot, but there are a couple of punches thrown.
My family and I had a wonderful night out watching this movie. The plotisperfect for the understanding of a nine and eleven year old. The moviehasa lot of action and funny scenes. There's enough eye candy for Dad toenjoy(Mom was overheard to say ooooh, too) and the animated kangaroo providedlaughs. The bad guys looked like bad guys, the good guys are the cops,andthere's just a hint of love in the outback. Plenty of comedy provided bythe "slightly overweight" sidekick. Yeah, a lot of fun for all. Takeyourfamily and enjoy the film.
I haven't seen this movie and I don't plan to but I've heard all thecomplaints about it.I've also heard that the characters will insult another that have epilepsy.However the Epilepsy Foundation is getting plenty of attention about this.Anyone that actually has the nerve to make a movie like this just shows whatkind of taste they have to put money in their pocket.
I agree with the reviewer that stated that he was stupider comming out ofthis movie than he was going in. I definately killed some of my brain bysitting through this movie. For those of you who like their money, SAVEIT!Do not WASTE it on this movie!
I had a choice between seeing this or Bringing Down The House. Now thatI've seen Kangaroo Jack, I know which one I should of seen. I don'tthink a kid's film would have characters threatening other characterswith guns and knives, Estella Warren's wet t-shirted breasts andChristopher Walken (big mistake). This film is NOT about a talking rooas the teasers I saw stated. The only time the kangaroo talks is in adream sequence. Luckily he appears at the end complaining why he wasn'tin the movie. So basically the ending is Jack explaining that thismovie sucks. There are some funny points in the movie such as the maincharacters discovering the money in a airplane toilet and everyonemistaking their comments for toilet humour and the ending with Jack.This movie isn't for any type of age. It's not for children due to theobjectionable content and it's not for teens or adults because theywill not find any of the jokes that were initially intended for theyounger audience to be funny at all. This sad excuse for a movie getNOTHING! Okay, a few points for the kangaroo itself. What is this Isee, fart jokes that drag on long after be being considered unfunny?I'll just be taking my point back thank you very much. 0 out of 10
I wasn't really expecting much watching Kangaroo Jack and I got more orless what I was expecting. It is not a terrible film as such, just verybland and too silly for my tastes. It has some good points, the sceneryis lovely and the soundtrack is decent. Kangaroo Jack is what makes themovie, he isn't in much but he is amusing when he appears. The restranges from adequate to poor. The human actors are simply not verygood, their characters are bland while Estella Warren can't act andJerry O'Connell is annoying. The writing throughout is very weak, withthe humour either too childish for adults or going over children'sheads. The story is thin and very idiotic with the ending particularlytoo stupid for words. The editing could've been much smoother too. Allin all, good kangaroo, not so good a movie. 4/10 Bethany Cox
After watching the final cut of Kangaroo Jack, I emplore each and everyfilmfan in the world to stay home and avoid this 90 minutes oftorture.The 'comedy' and I use that word very loosely, follows the adventures oftwofriends who misplace a bag of money with a kangaroo. Naturally hilarityensues. This film reminds me of the Holocaust. 0(zero) stars out of5.
Honestly, It blew my mind away when I saw how badly this movie did in votes.But even after knowing that, I'd thought I'd still watch it. And I like it.Its a great and funny movie for the whole family. I saw no problem with itat all. I give it 8/10 cause some people just can't take a joke mate!lol
If you liked Mouse Hunt, then you will really like this movie. Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson seem like Laurel and Hardy. They play oldfriends who agree to transport mob money to Austraila. During their tripthey accidently hit a kangaroo. They put a red jacket on it, and take apicture with it. Come to find out he is not dead. And it hopes away. Butboth of them remember that the mob money was in the jacket. It soonbecomesa race against time to get the money back, they team up with an animalhelper(played by the beautiful I mean beautiful Estella Warren), and awholelot of mayhem that follows along the way. An enjoyable film, that keepsyoulaughing. Anthony Anderson's comic always seems to take the picture. Giveita try, you might enjoy it?
Not completely unwatchable but pretty darn close.My friend and I went to this movie as a lark and I gotta say - the funniestline I heard the whole time was when he turned to me at about the halfwaypoint and said - "I just keep thinking that the same guy who wrote this wasboinking Elizabeth Hurley".Jerry O'Connell simply can't act, the dialogue is atrocious and the computeranimated Roo looks like Scooby Do with bigger ears. Besides that there's thecompletely weird out of place adult humor - or should I say puerilesophomoric Man Show jokes - that are stuck in every now and then. But, heyis was Number 1 at the box office so there isn't much anyone can say.Looking forward to that next Steve Bing project called Why Men Shouldn'tMarry with Woody Allen and Sean Penn. Now that sounds hilarious.
A lot of people are way too hard on this film. Yeah it's not great cinemaand yes it's macabre to put a jacket and sunglasses on a supposedly deadkangaroo and take pose with it for pictures, but the film isn't all thatbad."Sliders" man Jerry O'Connell and his bumbling best friend AnthonyAndersonare sent to Australia by Jerry's step dad Christopher Walken to delivermoney to a contract killer, unaware that they're paying for their ownmurder. Along the way, they lose the money to the title Kangaroo and chasehim half way across the Australian Outback, with the Supergirl beautifulEstella Warren in tow. Not brilliant but there are some inspired bits,likethe sandstorm scene that partially saves Jerry and Anthony from the dingosand the reference to the "Dingo Baby Case".
Whatever redeeming features this movie may have (and it is arguablewhethersuch features exist) are negated by the gratuitous and tasteless way inwhich the characters make fun of a person with epilepsy.People with epilepsy struggle constantly to overcome misconceptions abouttheir disease. Consider a young kid that has to deal with peers making funof them in the classroom on a regular basis, and consider how this moviemakes matters worse by portraying (mostly to kids) epilepsy as somethingtolaugh at.
A touch of hitchcock with a plot as complex as `The Godfather`, KangarooJack delivers on every level. To quote the character as he rides atop acamel "It`s my bag!" A phrase which reccurs throughout this comicthriller,showing the delight in which the script writers must have had penning thisepic, which must parallel their modern day comic mishaps. The actual starofthe film is the cgi kangaroo or "roo" as it is affectionately dubbed byourcomedy duo who rival the very likes of Laurel and Hardy, or more recentlyMorcambe and Wise. A fun family adventure which surely delivers beyondexpectations of the average popcorn munching cinema goer. Delve deepinsidethis film and you will witness a sub plot of sheer magnitude which willleave you queueing back up for a second viewing.
First, let me say that I rented this film for my 11-year-old niece over theweekend. While I thought I knew what we were renting, I was wrong; it wasbetter than I expected and my 15-year-old nephew enjoyed it. She expected talking kangaroos and silly fun, what we got was a very (let mestress this) simple buddy movie and a roo in a jacket. Not what we expected,but not that terrible either and with a surprisingly good premise and a goodtwist. It could have been great if filmed as a dark comedy. I think there'sa huge disparity between how it was advertised and what the film actuallywas. Perhaps this is the cause of the low ratings?
My 12 year old convinced me to see this movie having been conned by theTVtrailers.SPOILERThe trailer makes out that the kangaroo talks... it doesn't except for abrief moment of heat induced hallucination on the part of the leadactor.Kangaroo Jack is a poor attempt to exploit the beauty of the Australiancountryside and the unique fauna. Unfortunately it fails on both accountsasthe scenery shots are few and are probably taken from a Sydney Olympicspromotion with the bulk of the film shot elsewhere.The storyline is a pap and predictable "mobster in the family / moneygonemissing / bad guys chasing me" flick with an even less believable "girlmetin the wilderness". Halfway through the film my 12 year old admitted thatweshould have gone elsewhere.Even the appearance of some well known Australian actors can't save thispiece of rubbish.
Jerry O'connel and Anthony Anderson, what more could you ask for?? Ohyeah... Adam Garcia as the Kangaroo. This movie was funny, I laughed mearse off, and me mum couldn't stop laughing either. The story line wascuteand the movie followed suite. Two child hood friends head off to theoutback to do a job for Jerry's Mob Boss step-father. Hilarity ensues andit is good fun all around.
The main problem with Kangaroo Jack is the fact that it is trying to be too many things at once,but fails to succeed in one.It is trying to be an action movie:As a Jerry Bruckheimer produced film,you would expect the ubiquitous action/chases/wreckage and surely, not to disappoint,there is only one scene in the first half of the movie,but it does seem unnecessary and over the top, Bad Boys it is not.It is trying to be a comedy:A mobster comedy to be more specific, but it fails not only because this subject has been filmed to excess, and much better at that(Analyze This/That, Wise Guys, Midnight Run etc..),but also because funny dialogues are really few and far in between.It is trying to be an animal movie:The digital kangaroo is just not 'cute'! If you expect talking animals as in the 'family fun' and surreal Dr Doolittle, or a sweet nice animal movie as in Paulie,you will be disappointed.Digital technology has undoubtedly boosted movie making to a great extent, but I felt that in Kangaroo Jack this technology was used just for its sake, and not to help/enhance the plot/script. It is trying to be a family movie: The presence of the gorgeous Estella Warren, miscat as this wildlife rescuer in the Australian outback, had more 'dads' in mind than 'offsprings'.It is trying to lure viewers with Chris Walken:I was wondering what on earth such a fine actor was doing here? The only explanation I could come up with was that this film looked much better on paper.It is trying to take advantage of the location:Australia as a location and culture is a source that is still largely untapped in American movies. But while Crocodile Dundee was the funniest in using 'Down Under' as a source for many laughs,Kangaroo Jack is riddled with unfunny and at times annoying cliches about the country.So as a result, Kangaroo Jack finds itself lost in too many things, and losing the viewer in the process.Avoid!