‘It Gives Fart Jokes a Bad Name’: The Six Harshest Jabs at Jack and Jill

What, you expected it to be good?

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A still from the trailer for the new movie Jack and Jill, which has been nearly universally panned by critics

Jack and Jill, Adam Sandler’s new movie, apparently is so terrible that it currently a 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That number is just as bad as it sounds. But it didn’t get that trough-grazing figure all on its own! The truly scathing reviews from nearly every movie critic brought it to that rare nadir of approval. Here’s a sampling of the harshest (and probably most accurate) review excerpts:

“Sandler ought to join Lindsay Lohan at the morgue for this one. Watching him bathe corpses would be more amusing.” — David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“Picture Tootsie if everyone in the cast had a head injury.  That’s Jack and Jill.” — Drew McWeeny, HitFix

“Sandler […] will likely one day sneeze out a movie inspired by his skills as a cinematic con artist. He will name the character ‘Poop Masterson,’ and it will make $100 million.” — Matt Pais, RedEye Chicago

Jack and Jill even gives fart jokes a bad name.” — Jake Coyle, Associated Press

“Future generations will study this film and ask, ‘How can something like this happen?'” — Mike Ryan, Moviefone

“More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside.” — Mary Pols, TIME

“Suddenly, sitting through The Human Centipede again doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.” — Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy

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