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The Jerk

comedy


Steve Martin portrays Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags.

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    84%
  • Audience Score
    85%

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4 stars

I don't understand how Steve Martin could do something this amazing and hilarious and never come even remotely close ever again. His timing was perfect and I can't get enough of this movie. Bernadette Peters was an absolute doll and any scene with M. Emmet Walsh was absolute gold.

- mjgildea, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

3 stars

I've only just got round to seeing this one and I can see why it is much loved. Steve Martin used to be funny, it's such a shame he isn't anymore. I think if I'd seen it as a youngster I would probably be quite found of it but viewing it as an adult 31 years after it was made I just found it to be quite good.

- SirPant, Monday, September 27, 2010

5 stars

This has to be 1 of the greatest comedies of all time

- dukeakasmudge, Thursday, October 29, 2009