Stop that 'Roo! The chase is on when two bumbling Brooklyn buddies sent to deliver a $50,000 mob pay envelope cross paths with a hip-hopping prankster of a kangaroo who sprints off with the loot.DVD Features: — Audio Commen... more »tary:2 Audio Commentaries, Mates: One by KANGAROO JACK HIMSELF, the Other by Jack's Good Buddies JERRY O'CONNELL, ANTHONY ANDERSON, ESTELLA WARREN, Director DAVID McNALLY, Writers STEVE BING and SCOTT ROSENBERG and Visual Effects Supervisor HOYT YEATMAN
Documentaries:CASTING SESSIONS - UNCUT: outrageous animal auditions BEHIND THE GAS: the sound mixer's job of finding the perfect sound for the flatulent camel MARSUPIAL MAGIC: how Jackie was transformed from outback wannabe to screen sensation...in his own words
Gag Reel:Side-splitting cutting room floor stuff
Other:SING-ALONG WITH JACKIE LEGS: Join in Jackie's rousing rap with on-screen lyrics JACKIE LEG'S DANCE GROOVES: Learn how to do Jackie's cool marsupial moves« less
Jerry M. (lawndolphin) from MOREHEAD CITY, NC Reviewed on 8/5/2014...
It is one of the best cartoon movie I watched with some real charters in the movie. When it comes to animation. I usually don't care for. This is one great comedy movie all the way
The worst movie I have ever seen
D. Eskildsen | 08/09/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Simply put, Kangaroo Jack was awful. I'll keep this review brief, because so much has already been said about the film, but here are my reasons for hating it so profusely:
1) It was advertised as a talking animal movie (or at least, this was implied by the ads). The only scene in which the "Kangaroo Jack" talks is a very brief one in which one of the characters is hallucinating. KANGAROO JACK IS A COMPLETELY NORMAL KANGAROO IN THE REST OF THE FILM.
2) It has one of the weakest plots ever, and not enough action/jokes/anything to compensate for it. Seriously, this movie is BORING. The only interesting scenes involve Estella Warren, and they're only interesting because she's hot.
3) The jokes simply aren't funny. A twelve-year-old might chuckle at one or two of them; anyone else will likely rip out their ears and scream.
4) Although kids might laugh at the movie's pathetic jokes, the film really isn't even appropriate for children. There's too much crude and sexual humor: from the scene where passengers on an airplane mistakenly think the main characters are playing with poop in the airplane bathroom to the scene where Charlie squeezes one of Jessie's (clothed) breasts.
But the bottom line is that the movie is stupid and boring. Hooray!"
Welcome back, zany adventure!
Hepta Hooty | Noel, MO | 05/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's one of those special movies that remind us of the better old-time adventure films, where everything fits together to give us just the right level of enjoyment, suspense, and humor. Many a modern "action" film depends on pushing the action to ever more extreme levels to entertain us with something new. But all too often that is symptomatic of a void in what else the movie has to offer. But this movie doesn't need that. It keeps us entertained because the protagonists are likeable, never boring, and they have adventures that are funny to boot. A stepson of a mob figure is sent with his buddy to Australia, to deliver a payment for a routine mob transaction, or, so he and his buddy think. But there are surprises awaiting them there, and the plot will keep you wondering as it plays out, as they encounter one misadventure after another, from a kangaroo they run over and presume to have killed, to a plane ride they won't soon forget. But I'll say no more. See and enjoy to find out how it all plays out in the land down under."
Cute, and ultimately good fun
Alex Weinbach | Middleburg, Va United States | 01/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Kangaroo sold me in the commercials. So did Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson, so I gave the movie a chance. It payed off. This movie was adorable, good clean fun. Besides the camel flatulence and one other racy joke, the PG rating is totally appropriate. Kids should really enjoy this, and for adults, the two stars should hold their attention. And the Kangaroo... well he's fun for everybody to look at."
No dozing for Daddy, kids were happy
Steven Laine | Pleasanton, CA United States | 02/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 4 stars are what a kid would rate this, not an adult. This was a charming movie for the apporpriate audience: about 8-14 year-olds. The movie starts a little slow (the kids are waiting to see the kangaroo!) but will ultimately grab their attention. There are a couple of non-graphic sexual comments or scenes that made me a little uncomfortable for my kids, but nothing too out of line, (one of the characters thinks he is seeing a mirage and fondles Estella Warrens' chest, and later there is a waterfall scene, neither were way out of line, but a little unnecessary. The Dad's will like it though.)There is also some fighting and violence, and a drinking scene in a bar that made me suggest that the movie may be inappropriate for younger kids. Having said that, my 4-year old thought this was a great movie. The story is reasonable, a little predictable for adults perhaps but children will be able to follow and laugh. There is the mandatory fart humor (it won't be a kids movie without someone or something cracking off a couple of loud ones), the kangaroo looked very real, and yes, he does do some rap and a little talking. The rest of the humor leaned toward slapstick, so leave Mom at home and have Dad take the crowd. I (as the responsible parent) stayed awake the whole time."
Lowbrow comedy, sometimes funny
Staci L. Wilson | USA | 01/29/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When lifelong friends Charlie Carbone (Jerry O'Connell) and Louis Booker (Anthony Anderson) accidentally get mixed up in the mob, they are forced to deliver a large sum of money to some shady characters in Australia. When a wild kangaroo "steals" the money before it can be delivered, it's an all-out race to catch him to get the loot back before the mobsters find out it's missing. Silly slapstick ensues, but Anderson and O'Connell make a good comedy team.
A mix of real and animatronic kangaroos were used.