Jack and Jill 'Stupefyingly Unfunny'

Movie may be Sandler's worst ever, prompts call for his retirement
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 11, 2011 11:22 AM CST

(Newser) – Adam Sandler’s latest comedy, in which he plays his own twin sister, is mind-numbingly bad, reviewers say—so poor, in fact, that it languished at a remarkable 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, which calls it “impossible to recommend on any level whatsoever," for most of the morning:

  • “More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside,” writes Mary Pols in Time. “It made me feel as if comedy itself were a dirty thing, mainly practiced by people eager to express ugly feelings toward everyone from homely women to Mexican immigrants.”

  • “On a scale of one to 10 on the laugh meter, Jack and Jill is a negative 10,” adds Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. “A total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes and overt product placement.”
  • The film features Sandler giving “full and relentless voice to the woman-hatred that has always propelled his infantile shtick,” writes AO Scott in the New York Times. “I have always been interested in what he would do next, and I suppose I still am, especially if what he does next is retire.”
  • Perhaps most disturbing of all, one of Al Pacino’s scenes marks “the finest acting Pacino has done, in comedy or drama, in years,” notes Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune.

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