starring Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Estella Warren, Christopher Walken
screenplay by Steve Bing & Scott Rosenberg
directed by David McNally
by Walter Chaw Irresponsible to the extreme, Jerry Bruckheimer's latest production is sleazy, violent, and packed with the sort of feckless, hateful messages that indicate an almost total disregard for an audience's intelligence. Kangaroo Jack is, therefore, business as usual for a Bruckheimer production save the fact that it's aimed at a very young audience. The picture is a malignance: it's bad (for a film about a CGI kangaroo wearing a red "Brooklyn" jacket stealing fifty grand of the mob's money, that much goes without saying), but what really impresses about the picture is its magnificent inappropriateness.