Every Jackass Movie Ranked, According To Critics
There’s no shortage of Jackass movies, and while they’re all entertaining, some episodes are better than others.
Anyone who grew up watching MTV is undoubtedly familiar with Johnny Knoxville and the Donkey crew. The popular early 2000s reality comedy series in which Knoxville and his friends performed dangerous or downright silly stunts resonated with audiences and inspired three feature films and two spinoffs. However, even though fans love to watch the Donkey gang torment, critics were less than impressed.
The film franchise’s target audience has remained loyal, but critics have had a lot to say about the outlandish and immature elements of Donkey. Interestingly, while critics’ ratings have generally been low, films often achieve high viewership ratings, with moviegoers praising the Donkey crew for its audacity and creativity.
With the latest addition, aptly titled Fooled foreverarriving Friday in cinemas nationwide, it’s time to see which one Donkey film critics enjoyed, and which ones fell flat, averaging Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic consensus scores.
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Jackass: The Movie – 45.5%
The first entry into the Donkey the film series is also the lowest ranked. Receiving 49% on Rotten Tomatoes and 42% on Metacritic, it’s clear critics were less enthusiastic about 2002. Jackass: the movie. Fans and critics agreed that Jackass: the movie was the most amateur, with a collection of stunts that seemed more impulsive than clever, like smashing boards over each other, rigging park benches to crumble in front of passers-by, and snorting wasabi. However, that didn’t stop audiences from loving an extended version of the beloved TV show, and today die-hard fans argue that the original Donkey The film captures the spirit of the MTV series better than any of its successors.
Jackass 3D – 60.5%
While 3d donkey was perhaps not the top ranked, most fans agree that in terms of pure fun, 3d donkey take the cake. Released in 2010, the third film featured another side of the Jackass band, specifically Steve-O, who had achieved sobriety by then. The group’s interactions feel most genuine, and while their antics continue to be somewhat grotesque, there’s an added layer of care and nostalgia that packs a surprisingly heartfelt punch. While some critics said the inclusion of 3D was unnecessary and contrived, others say the energy and joy the actors bring to the screen is an infectious, albeit guilty, pleasure.
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Jackass number two – 65 percent
Getting to No. 1 is 2006 jackass number twoachieving both the highest viewership and critical scores. jackass number two was the peak performance in both cast and production value, starting with a hilarious slow-motion tribute to the running of the bulls and ending with a surprisingly well-choreographed musical number. jackass number two perfectly balances clever dares with immature pranks, providing audiences with a variety of slapstick comedy without taking themselves too seriously in the process. With legendary stunts like the Minibike Loop, Rocket Bike, Beehive Limo and the infamous Terror Taxi, jackass number two really sums up the best stunts and gags the band has to offer.
Although the Donkey the movies may not have struck a chord with critics, they have a loyal fan base ready to eat all the stunts Knoxville and friends can whip up. And as the show’s stars can attest, low critical ratings are way down their list of concerns. Knowing how Knoxville and Steve-O operate, fans can expect the band to keep hurting for entertainment for as long as they can, and in the meantime, viewers can get their fix when Fooled forever hits theaters February 4.
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