Kangaroo Jack (2003)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5

USA/Australia, 2003.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Warner Bros..  Story by , , Screenplay by Steve Bing, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , , George Liddle, .  Film Editing by , , .  

 and  have great chemistry as two best friends who are assigned by O’Connell’s mafia stepfather (Christopher Walken) to go to Australia and deliver a money package to a man there. A roadside prank finds Anderson putting his jacket on a dead kangaroo to take pictures, but the kangaroo is still alive, only dazed for a moment, and soon goes hopping away with their money in its pocket. Now, the two bumbling fools have to hunt it down and get their cash back or they’ll be killed by either their own family or the guys who are waiting for their money. has a cameo as an American expatriate who works in a wildlife reserve and helps the boys track their target down. The kids will probably like all the hijinks involving the computer generated kangaroo and the slapstick comedy between the two stars, but adults will find this idiotic comedy insulting and boring.


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