Another day, another film to earn that most coveted of titles -- the 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. "Jack and Jill," the latest Adam Sandler comedy that will likely do perplexingly well has remained unmoved from its perfect zero, with 45 reviews and counting. The final word from Rotten Tomatoes:
"Although it features an inexplicably committed performance from Al Pacino, Jack and Jill is impossible to recommend on any level whatsoever."
It's hardly a surprise this film didn't charm the critics -- consider the premise: Adam Sandler plays both Jack and his sister Jill, Katie Holmes plays Sandler's wife (WHAT) and Al Pacino (WHY) shows up to fall in love with the cross-dressing Sandler.
The critics clearly had more fun writing their reviews than they did watching "Jack and Jill," pulling out phrases like "stupefyingly unfunny," phrases that are reserved eagerly for moments like this:
"It's pretty sad if you're a comic and Al Pacino is the funniest thing in your movie." - Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"I'm sorry to say that this may be Mr. Pacino's most convincing performance in years." - A.O. Scott, New York Times
"More than 24 hours has passed since I watched the new Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill and I am still dead inside." - Mary F. Pois, TIME
"The saddest thing about Jack & Jill is that we allowed Adam Sandler to get to this point." - Katey Rich, CinemaBlend
"It is indeed every bit as lousy as it looks. So kudos to the marketing department, I guess. They nailed this one." - Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"Jack and Jill is total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes and overt product placement." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
UPDATE: "Jack and Jill" gets one sort-of positive review and is now up to two percent. The review, similar to others, calls Pacino the film's saving grace.
UPDATE: We're now up to two positive reviews, folks! The second comes to us from Screen Daily, who also save much of their praise for Pacino.
Watch the trailer for "Jack and Jill," if you dare:
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