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Jackass: Number Two

MPAA Rating: R for extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, sexual content, nudity and language

Reviewed by: Brandon Roth

Extremely Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Teens, Adults
Comedy, Sequel, Adaptation
1 hr. 35 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
September 22, 2006 (wide—opened in 3,059 theaters)
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Review of the prequel to this movie: Jackass: The Movie

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Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem?

Featuring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn, Chris Raab, Dave England, Jason Acuna, Ehren McGhehey
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Producer: David Gale, Trip Taylor, John Miller
Distributor: Paramount Pictures

“The stunts in this movie were performed by professionals, so neither you nor your dumb buddies should attempt anything from this movie.”

See our review of the prequel to this movie: Jackass: The Movie (a film that “surprised movie analysts everywhere by taking in nearly $23 million during its opening weekend on a budget of just $5 million”)

As I walked into the theatre with my two friends (one male, one female) and sat down, I began observing the crowd. The numbers quickly grew with around 80% being teenage guys (Jr./Sr. High ages), 10% girls (ages ranging from Jr. High up), to a drunk 30-something-year-old mother and friends with their two very young girls (I couldn’t believe it); and the last 10% being twenty-something guys who spoke as if they never matured past their high school days. I was almost embarrassed to be there in the crowd, but I am surprisingly amused with male stupidity on screen. I entered the theatre with very low expectations (morally) and, at times, they were unfortunately met.

For some reason, many of the male gender find the dangerous, stupid, and gross things in life entertaining. Many would disagree with that statement because our culture has, over the last several years, tried to make boys/men nice, calm, and proper—when in reality, many of us like to fart, burp, and spit. Does this justify Johnny Knoxville’s repulsive antics through MTV’s “Jackass”? Not entirely.

In “Jackass: The Movie,” Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, and the rest of the gang tested the uncensored waters, where they could say and do almost anything they wanted. In producing “Number Two,” they knew exactly what they were going to do, and they believed the content had to go far beyond what they accomplished in the first movie—and that they did.

There were plenty of sucker-punches to the private parts, plenty of people throwing-up, plenty of cussing and very vulgar language (including well over a hundred f-words), plenty of guys running around half (or fully) naked (full frontal and rear), plenty of things exploding in their faces, plenty of welts, and plenty of other things that make some viewers fall over laughing, yelling “NOOO!”—with me being one of them. But there comes a point where a line is drawn for me, personally, and that’s the sexuality/nudity. Being a 20 year old guy, seeing another naked guy doesn’t faze me as much as some of the other other “skits/pranks” they pulled off…

(skip this unless you or someone you know is seriously considering viewing this film)

Once again, the guys got “decrepit old people” makeovers, but this time, they made a guy look like an old woman. Along with the facial features of an old woman were breasts, and he “accidentally” undressed and exposed “himself” in public.

Another scene was a “magic trick” where “Wee Man” disappears. A very obese, very unclothed woman jumps on top of him. That, too, was absolutely disgusting and degrading. I had to close my eyes.

Another sequence that was way over-the-top was getting a stallion to ejaculate semen into a “container” with two of the guys taking a drink of it. They actually had to put up a black censoring bar over one of the guy’s mouth as they showed him drinking it. So over-the-top.

Editor’s note: Other very disturbing content includes (but is not limited to): beer being forced up a guy’s rectum with a tube, people eating horse feces, graphic detail of a guy piercing his cheek with a large fish hook and swimming with sharks, snakes tempted to bite penises, guys excreting their feces, a dildo is used in a vulgar stunt. There are vulgar song lyrics, and the Lord’s name is used in vain several times. Also, be warned that young people may be tempted to imitate some of the very dangerous stunts and practical jokes in this film.

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There is a line to be drawn with material like this. Teenage guys will want to see this because the “Jackass” gang does stupid things to each other, and, I’ll agree, some of it is laugh-out-loud hilarious. But we need to take into consideration what the Bible says.

“Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8b NLT).

I think many Christians fail to take this seriously enough—including myself.

I can laugh at a guy after he careens down a hill in a tire or find a “fart-mask” to be funny, but when it gets to the point where it’s sexually degrading and downright immoral, I think we should choose to either not look at it, not laugh at it, and/or altogether walk out the door.

At the very least, I do not recommend letting your child see this without talking to them about it first. Don’t just say, “No, you’re not going because it’s gross. And that’s that.” That will only make some want to see it even more. Take the information given here and explain to them what it means to use discretion and to put integrity into action. Tell them how you feel about it, ask them how they feel about it. You always have the right to veto, but give them a choice to go or not. If the warnings in this review fail to dissuade you, and, for some reason, you both agree that your child may go see it, dads with teens under 17, maybe go see it with them instead of sending the 18 year-old brother along! Laugh about the funny parts afterward. Talk about it. Relate to them a bit. Get down to their level, and talk like a couple of adults who just went and saw a bunch of adults hurt each other!

I’m making it clear: This film is not recommended. It’s very vulgar, gross and disturbing. It’s sometimes funny. Unfortunately, some of it is way over-the-top.

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video, you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote vulgar and immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem? [Read our answer]

Viewer Comments
Negative—The first “Jackass” was hilarious. Paper cuts and toy cars not withstanding, if a comedy is supposed to make you laugh, then it did it’s job extraordinarily well. The second Jackass, on the other hand, was so over the top as to be ridiculous, stupid and painful to watch. Many of the “stunts” in this movie were absolutely gross and disturbing. There’s no way that I would recommend this movie.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 1
—Paul, age 31
Neutral—All I said walking out of the theater was “wow.” “Jackass Two” blows the first one out of the water—the shock factor, stunts, and vulgarity all took a major spike up. The movie definitely had some absolutely drop dead hilarious scenes in it which me and my cousin were rolling on the floor. Other scenes made me want to puke (especially the ones listed up there). Overall, if you can handle some seriously disgusting things and the language (which is what I didn’t like the most about the movie), you’ll definitely come out of the theater with a headache from laughter.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 2
—Tim Whitaker, age 18
Neutral—This movie is obviously for adults. It is very offensive, but that’s not a surprise. I laughed through the entire movie, to the point of stomach pain. The only time that I was completely offended, to the point of discomfort was when they used the Lord’s name in vain (which was about 5-10 times). …
My Ratings: Very Offensive / 4
—Miah, age 31
Positive—…“Jackass: Number Two” is easily the funniest movie released so far this year. Yes, it’s crude, but it WILL make you a laugh. A lot. My stomach actually still hurts from all the laughing I was doing. About the sex-related jokes: *WARNING: DON’T READ IF YOU DIDN’T READ THE PART THE GUY PUT A SIMILAR WARNING BEFORE*

Yeah, they’re really, really crude and disgusting, but that’s what makes them funny. It’s not a movie for girls, but for guys, the male nudity shouldn’t be an issue in the least. Anyone that’s been in a locker room shouldn’t find male nudity to be disturbing. As for the female nudity? It’s all disgustingly hilarious. These aren’t the objects of lust and therefore I don’t understand the real moral issue here. They aren’t going to make you think dirty thoughts, they’ll make you want to run and hide from them (just as they make the subjects of the skits do the same in the movie).


Watching guys willingly hurt themselves is undeniably entertaining. I technically gave the “quality of filmmaking” a 5. That’s not to say the art of it all is anything spectacular, but at the same time it’s genius. Idiotic genius from beginning to end. Yes, this is one case where the only way to truly describe something is through the use of an oxymoron. Possibly because the actors are morons, but it will make you laugh so much you run the risk of running out of oxygen. Idiotic genius, I say.
My Ratings: Extremely Offensive / 5
—Mike Hunt, age 19
Neutral—I thought it was quite funny and enjoyable.
My Ratings: Average / 5
—Tye, age 18
Non-viewer comment—I read the movie review on your Web site, and it has made me very nauseated. I’m so glad that I read the review… I watched Jackass 1, and there were quit a few of stunts that were disturbing; after reading the review of Jackass 2, I know that God would not want me to waste going to movies with a girl I’m dating. That would be so embarrassing to have to take her home and tell her parents about what we watched, and how we were so dumb do go and see it!! Thank you for what your doing; it is such a blessing to parents, teens, youth leaders and the like.
—Tyler Robertson, age 18
Comments from young people
Neutral—I am a huge fan of the show and was very excited to see this film. I had seen the first film so I knew that the movies are a lot cruder than the TV shows. Overall, I am very glad that I saw this film. I found it absolutely hilarious. I was also pleased to see that some of the skits actually involved some kind of thought and not just 'What’s the grossest thing we can do with beer/a horse/a snake.' But some of the stuff was a little disturbing, but I can only think of three skits that offended me, which was better than I expected. Although I really enjoyed the film, I don’t think people should see it if they don’t want to see the few offensive scenes.
My Ratings: Very Offensive / 4
—Louise Court, age 14