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Classic Steve Martin comedy with frequent profanity.
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Tomatometer®reviews counted: 5see all The Jerk reviews
Top Critic Reviews
Fresh: The comedy runs out of steam when the jerk makes good, but laugh for laugh it's probably a better investment than 10.
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006
Fresh: The laughs aren't steady, but they're persistent, and the film moves fast enough to compensate for its unevenness.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2005
Rotten: Its humor is successful and unsuccessful by turns, and although Comedian Carl Reiner is the director, the instinct here is to give most of both credit and blame to Martin.
- John Skow, TIME Magazine, Monday, February 2, 2009
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
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