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MOVIE REVIEWS: JACK AND JILL

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Adam Sandler may easily be among America’s 1 percent after starring in a record number of films that have grossed more than $100 million. But many critics are betting his latest one, Jack and Jill, won’t make it past that mark. In fact he doesn’t even have 1 percent of the critics on his side. The film has generated not a single positive review by any critic for a major newspaper. Here are some sample descriptions: Lou Lumenick in the New York Post: “gruesomely unfunny;” Linda Barnard in the Toronto Star: “Makes lowbrow seem like grand opera;” A.O. Scott in the New York Times: “Mr. Sandler’s comedy shows signs of curdling;” Michael Sullivan in the Washington Post: “Unruly, stupid and sort of funny, in the same way — and to exactly the same extent — that passing gas is funny;” Robert Abele in the Los Angeles Times: A “dispiriting exercise;” Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel: “A wreck.”