Jackass Number Two
Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius and their crew of modern day clowns cause a cathartic of existential experience by engaging in their masochistic slapstick humor. The communal social release they provide isn’t the faux intellectual slapstick of Monty Python, or even the canny social satire of Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat"), but rather a physical brand of humor that if it doesn’t elicit a response then you probably don’t have a pulse. The schoolboy skits are shorter and greater in number than the first Jackass movie, but the laughs and howls they provoke are just as loud and many.
Rated R. 92 mins. (B) (Three Stars)