Jackass Forever impresses audiences and critics alike with a very high Rotten Tomatoes score, far surpassing the previous three films.
If Jackass Forever ends up becoming the final installment in the film series, then this franchise is definitely going out with a bang. To date, the film has been certified fresh at Rotten Tomatoes with a Tomatometer Fresh score of 90%. The audience score is even higher with a current rating of 96%. Of course, those numbers will likely fluctuate a bit as new reviews start rolling in, but the consensus of most who’ve seen the movie thus far is that Jackass Forever is a hit.
These scores also make Jackass Forever the highest rated film in the series. Released in 2002, the original Jackass film has a rotten score of 49%, although its audience score is a bit better at 75% fresh. Jackass: Number Two, released in 2006, has a critical score of 64% with an audience score of 80%. Jackass 3 landed at 66% fresh with an audience score of 69%.
“I’ll just sum it up like this: This is the hardest — and hardest — laugh I’ve had in a movie in years,” noted reviewer Jeremy Jahns.
“While the group is a bit more eroded after so many years of injuries and trying to outdo each other…they still manage to have that youthful joy that is incredibly effective and especially contagious,” adds Rob Dean of Bullz- Eye.com.
Suggesting a film that was as disgusting as it was hilarious, critic Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail said: “I watched a good deal of it covering my eyes, gritting my teeth, grimacing so hard my jaw dropped. broken, yelping in two — the feigned terror, suppressing the urge to vomit or laugh maniacally.”
“It shouldn’t be fun to watch someone get humiliated,” writes Time’s Stephanie Zacharek. “Yet the main band of Jackass make it fun, not just laughing at each other, but laughing so happily at themselves.”
And Rolling Stone’s David Fear says, “You’re going because they want you to laugh — like, really dubbed, the tears running down your face, your stomach that can’t breathe — at their pain. And you most definitely will laugh. Probably a lot.