Our intrepid adolescent heroes wake up to find their beloved television stolen, and embark on an epic journey across America to recover it, and, who knows, maybe even score. On the way they encounter a murderous smuggler o... more »f a deadly virus and his treacherous wife, an FBI agent with a predilection for cavity searches, a couple of rather familiar looking ex-Motley Crue roadies, Mr. Van Dreesen singing "Lesbian Seagull", a little old lady and of course Mr. Anderson and his trailer. Can the Great Cornholio save the day? Uh-huh. Huh-huh.« less
"Uh, could you like not stand there and stuff?" (4.5 stars)
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 12/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"How I do miss the boys. At a time when MTV was actually cool and was playing music videos, (what are those again?), Beavis and Butt-head pretty much ruled the channel, providing us with hours after hours of pure entertainment. Was it stupid entertainment? Of course it was, that's why it was so amusing. I actually think of the shows as a clever satire of how high school students are portrayed. Now with their very own film, "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America," the boys are causing more chaos and mischief than ever before.After their beloved television set is stolen, Beavis and Butt-Head decide to watch another one, no matter where they find it. Their stupidity leads them a drunken fool who mistakes the boys for paid killers he had hired to kill his wife. And things quickly go out of control from one mix up to another. The boys end up being a "national security threat" with every FBI agent after them. And all they wanted was their TV back! The results are hilarious and unpredictable.This is a great movie for anyone who loves Beavis and Butt-Head. Is it as good as the shows? Not in my opinion, but it's pretty darn close. The sick and stupid humor is all there and the storyline is very creative and well-done. There are tons of celebrity voices that you just might recognize.The DVD itself is average. Nothing real new and exciting here. There's two trailers, and that's about it. The sound and picture quality is really good. I just wished the DVD itself had more to offer. This is a movie I wouldn't mind re-buying if they ever decide to make a special edition.All in all, "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" is outrageously funny and is a lot more clever than people give it credit for. If you want laughs and a good time, pick up this film as soon as possible. Just thank God that you're not as dumb as these two morons. Thanks to these two dudes, you'll never want to drop out of high school."
Laughed so hard I almost passed out...
David J. Huber | New York, NY United States | 03/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"And I'm not kidding. This is absolutely one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, in terms of really dumb people who continue to do really dumb (but amazingly hilarious) things. I have NEVER laughed so hard during a movie - and I do laugh a lot - as I did for this one. I actually missed a few parts of the movie - I was laughing so hard I couldn't pay attention anymore, because I was so worried about not starving myself of oxygen.Robert Stack is absolutely wonderful as the hard-nosed FBI agent, who wants to cavity search everyone he comes across. He plays his role, a very absurd but serious lawman, with perfecet straightness, like Leslie Nielsen in the airplane movies.This is a movie that is consistently well-written throughout, with no real weak spots, or lapse in the comedy, and no lapse of self-awareness that Beavis and Butthead are truly stupid - intellectualy, culturaly, socially, and interpersonally, they are completely deficient.The opening, too, is great - just like the musical introduction to starsky and hutch and other truly bad "cinematic" TV shows and movies of the 70s. Thank God we left that decade, eh?I recommend this movie heartily to anyone who might like Airplane, Monty Python, Hot Shots, or other absurdist humor. Brilliant writing, and hilarious!"
And the Oscar Goes To............. The Great Cornholio !
paperbackriter | USA | 08/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't laugh at this one, you probably won't laugh at anything ! America's favorite moronic duo hits the road in search of their stolen T.V. and Western Civilization as we know it is never the same. Along the way, the Boys nearly destroy Hoover Dam, hit on a few nuns, and experience a wild hallucenigenic nightmare. (A bizarre sequence which must be seen to believed!)All of B&B's usual adversaries --Principal McVicker, Mr.Van Driesen and of course, Tom Anderson -- make cameos. And yes, the Boys do everything possible to destroy them as well ! Other highlights: The Charlie's Angels/Starsky & Hutch title sequence is hysterical. Check out Butthead as he wanders the White House halls hoping to score with America's First Daughter, and who could ever forget the Great Cornholio."Beavis and Butthead Do America" rules! It isn't meant to be taken seriously -- it's meant to offend and to gross-out the audience. Most of all, it's just meant to make people laugh. If you're offended by B&B's disgusting brand of humor, avoid this one like Beavis avoids working at Burger World. But,("huh,huh...he said but...") if you liked Beavis & Butthead on MTV, you'll love this video. Beavis & Butthead may never score with the chicks, but they sure scored big with this flick !"
Is this a God dam? Hehhehheh
antdawg | Boston, MA USA | 04/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie! My favorite thing about B&B is that no matter how dumb they get,the writing is always very intelligent...a point that is overlooked far too often.Of course fun is the main factor when watching B&B,and no,it shouldn't be taken seriously,but I hate when these snobbish yuppie types get on their high-horses and dismiss it as unintelligent,because it is everything but that! Major gripes aside,let's get down to business.I'm not gonna reveal any details about the movie,for those of you who havn't seen it yet.All I'm gonna say is that it's absolutely HILARIOUS,and very well-written...crude and low-brow of course,but that's the whole point! The show was literaly the official show of my childhood (it started when I was 8,and ended only months before I turned 13),and the movie is everything the show was,and then some.So,if you like crude but intelligent humor,and you're prepared to laugh your gluteus maximus off,then by all means check out "Beavis and Butt-head Do America".Oh,by the way,my review title is taken from one of Beavis's lines (and I didn't misspell "dam"...you'll see what I mean when you watch the movie). -Peace-"
It's quite surprising how much it holds up
Cloud | Canada | 09/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before South Park came on the air and offended practically everybody with cripple fights to cooking parents in chili to saying the S word a record 162 times, there was Beavis and Butthead. Found on MTV, the pair were crude and just plain moronic who laughed at even the mention of dirty words bringing out the popular catchphrase "uh-huh, you said ". After the show ended, the pair got their own movie and became a surprise hit so who would've guessed that it's actually still funny?
Beavis and Butthead are sleeping on their trademark couch which allows a pair of robbers to steal their prized TV. Not wanting to just allow it, they go hunting for it and end up meeting Muddy, a biker who will pay them to "do" his wife, which of course he means kill but they didn't get that part. So he flies them to Vegas to meet her only she sends them to Washington with something particularly interesting and quite dangerous. And of course the hilarity and antics ensue.
Now, the humor seems kind of tame. Buzzards having sex with each other or a topless sphinx probably doesn't have that kneeslapper kick to it like it used to. Not that I mind anyway since even if certain jokes don't work, the whole thing has a very loose and laid-back feeling about it where it doesn't even matter if you're not laughing, you're just glad they're up there. Some jokes, such as the preposition one, Beavis' alter-ego Cornholio are always funny, not to mention Robert Stack's ATF character's love for cavity searches.
Does it have some problems? A bit. The reliance on toilet humor can only go so far and you kind of wanted them to do more America rather than the limited ones we have here. We literally skip over certain states that could've got some good mileage. And while visually impressive, the Rob Zombie inspired freak-out in the desert just doesn't fit (and to be honest: anything involving Rob Zombie and filmmaking just doesn't work). But they're only minor concerns and of course this is a MTV movie - a Beavis and Butthead one nonetheless - so all that stuff gets thrown out the window.
The special features are pretty good but you kind of wish there was more. We have a commentary with Mike Judge and Yvette Kaplan with Mike slipping into character a couple times(not often enough but the mention of his dream involving the movie is hilarious). The featurette is slightly disappointing as while we do get some background and discussion, some of it is either redundant and back-patting or mentioned already in the commentary. But seeing some footage of the VA's, including Mike Judge doing Beavis, Butthead and Mr. Anderson are always awesome.
If you were into the show, this is of course a good place to start. If you weren't, give it a try since this is probably the best launch pad to get into the show."