THE PEST IS A MANIC MIAMI CON MAN WHO'S ABOUT TO BECOME A HUNTER'S PREY. THE PEST PROVES IT'S BEST TO BE A MOVING TARGET IN THIS HILARIOUS HIGH-SPEED HUNT THAT CAREENS FROM A NEO-NAZI'S PRIVATE ISLAND TO THE PARTY-ALL-THE-... more »TIME STREETS OF MIAMI'S SOUTH BEACH. SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, PORTUGESE, & MORE.« less
"This movie did not do well in the theaters, it got bad reviews, even Leguizamo has apologized for it. I don't care: this was one of the funniest movies ever! It has Jeffrey Jones, the guy from "Howard the Duck" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now you know a film has to be hilariously corny if he is in it. The great thing about this movie is how Leguizamo acts like a live, human version of Bugs Bunny. This is the type of slapstick rarely seen in modern films. Further, Leguizamo mocks all people who think of race in solely black&white terms by his ethnic drag of all cultures. Too funny. And the "Latinus S___ticus" gag was rollover funny! I hated the homophobia and how gayness is rendered white only (as if Miami doesn't have many Latino, black, and Asian gay men), but still this movie is great!"
It's official! The Pest is a non-stop laugh riot.
Sean L. | Twin Peaks, USA | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Comedian John Leguizamo stars in the funniest film ever made as a scam artist named Pest who lets a group of neo-Nazis hunt him so he can gain $50,000 to pay off bets he placed with the fictional Scottish mob. Jeffery Jones co-stars as a native of Germany who has succesfully hunted all races of human beings except for one: Latino. His son, Himmell, (Eduardo Ballini) is the exact opposite of what his father is as evidented in his outragously funny one-liners (e.g. "I want to grow up to be a hair dresser and write musicals."). Pest is helped out often in the film by his two nutty friends, Ninja (Freddy Rodriguez) and Chubby (Aries Spears). They provide their own brand of slapstick humor into the bubbling brew of comedy which every character provides ingredients to. It's very sad to see how underrated The Pest is, seeing how hundreds of people (including myself) believe this film to be the funniest movie ever made. It has everything a comedy needs and so much more. I strongly to encourage everyone to go out and rent "The Pest." You'll lose your voice laughing..."
You'll hate yourself, but you'll laugh your a** off...
Gadzilla | shelbyville | 01/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Is this a great movie? No, it isn't. It's an incredibly stupid movie - the writing is about on the level of what was shown on USA's Up All Night circa 1991. But John Leguizamo is so d@mn funny that you will laugh in spite of it. It's kind of fitting that Bevis and Butthead are referred to several times in the film, because that's about what it's like, minus the social satire. You could spend all day listing flaws (the humor is juvenile and often in bad taste, Jeffrey Jones' ridiculous German accent comes and goes without warning, and the guy playing his son shows no acting ability at all...) - but what's the point? You know what you're getting here. Pauly Shore _wishes_ he could do it this well."
Fun and irreverant film
Cracgor | Anytown, NC United States | 06/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a movie I remember watching when I was a teenager. It is a mix between the Wayans brothers and Ferris Bueller. The film's humor is often short and cartoonish set in the early 90s. John Leguizamo is incredibly funny in his role-a hustling latino caught in the most deadly game. If it were meant to be serious, Leguizamo's exploits as a Chinese waiter and the snake-crazed son of the hunter most certainly destroyed its chances.
A fun movie if you want mindless humor and a nonexistent plot. Might sound bad from that line, but I enjoy the movie."
You Either Love It Or Hate It... I LOVE It!
J-Train | 03/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is less of a movie than it is more of a spotlight for John Leguizamo. In my opinion, this guy is one of the most underrated actors of our time. He has the ability to play many different characters and he is always awesome. This movie shows off his comic ability to the utmost degree. It simply amazes me to watch him in this role. He is non-stop crazy. I read some reviews where people said they were annoyed with his character... Duh! It's called The Pest! He is supposed to be annoying! But at the same time, he is so damn funny! A great physical comedian, great impressionist, great joke teller... everything he does in this movie is so right on. But it is true, either you are going to love this movie or hate it. You can't really watch this movie and say "It was okay." It grows on you or it doesn't. I'd also like to say that my 5 year old daughter loves this movie. The opening shower scene alone is insanely funny and gets us rolling everytime. Watch this movie and turn off your serious meter for awhile. Just enjoy The Pest in all his crazyness. If you want a serious movie and role in which Mr. Leguizamo knocks it out of the park, check out Carlito's Way. If you want to laugh your face off... get The Pest. I personally like his Irish accent better than anything else I have ever heard. When he slips into that Irish accent I just about fall off the chair."