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  Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"
Jay and Silent Bob are recurring characters in Smith's films, having appeared as amusingly low-key minor characters in each movie from "Clerks" to "Dogma," and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is, Smith claims, his fond farewell to the duo.
Jay is the verbose, thoughtlessly crude one; Silent Bob is the cranky one who (almost) never speaks up, the straight guy who more often than not responds to Jay's shenanigans with a cartoonishly cocked eyebrow.
In "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," the two learn that the comic book based on their personalities has been sold to a major studio (that would be Miramax, the parent company of Dimension Films, which produced this movie -- the first of many, many thumpingly self-referential jokes).
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  Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written and directed by Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was originally slated to be released on August 10, 2001.
Jay and Silent Bob eat at a Mooby's restaurant; they, along with Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) and Rufus (Chris Rock) ate at a Mooby's restaurant in Dogma, the film that introduced the fictitious franchise.
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 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
As funny as Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back is, the fact that it requires a small syllabus of films to view before screening hampers its accessibility to general audiences.
Slacker stoners Jay (Jason Mewes, Dogma, Scream 3) and Silent Bob (Smith) are striking back at Hollywood, which is making a movie of Bluntman and the Chronic, a comic book based on their personas.
Jay is the motor mouth, lacing his conversation with the f-word and crude yet surprisingly descriptive insults and observations.
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 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001): Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Chris Rock - PopMatters Film Review
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a deliberate "hail and farewell" to Smith's first seven years of work, containing references to all his previous films, not a few returning characters, and an appropriately triumphant send-off for his cult heroes, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith).
What makes Jay and Bob special to their fans and funny to casual observers (or folks in the middle like me) is how centered they are in their generation.
Jay and Silent Bob seems to be Smith's attempt to rid himself of the juvenilia that threw previous, more ambitious films off balance (think of the shit monster in Dogma, which was otherwise, I think, a serious attempt at making a spiritual film).
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/j/jay-and-silent-bob.shtml   (1530 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jay and Silent Bob (who show up in each of Smith's earlier four films) are quite possibly the best couple ever created for the big screen.
Here's the plot (such as it is): Jay and Silent Bob learn a movie is in the works based on the "Bluntman and Chronic" comic, which is based on Jay and Silent Bob.
"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" includes homages to "Animal House," "The Fugitive" and "Star Wars." In one scene, Jay has a "Planet of the Apes" type vision about a future in which monkeys rule the world.
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 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2002) - A Review by David Nusair
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back supposedly represents writer/director Kevin Smith's last foray into the world of Jay and Silent Bob (and all the other characters we've come to associate with Smith).
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, along with Smith's previous films, is light on plot but heavy on jokes.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a suitable conclusion to the Jersey trilogy that wound up being five flicks.
www.reelfilm.com /jay&bob.htm   (503 words)

 DVD Review: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jay's mom ominously intones, "what's the worst that could happen?" Then we dissolve to present day, where we find the adult Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) in front of the store with Jay singing a rap consisting entirely of the f-word.
Since Jay and Silent Bob were the inspiration for the comic, it stands to reason that they should receive some of the royalty rights.
For all of its vulgarity, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is really a rather kindhearted comedy in that Kevin Smith obviously has a real affection for these characters (he'd have to, given that he stars as one half of the team).
www.dvddude.net /a_to_z/reviews/jaysilentbob.php   (1887 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jay (Jason Mewes), and Silent Bob (played by the director himself, Kevin Smith), are two stoners who spend their days outside a convenience store dealing drugs, chasing women and dispensing wisdom.
Bob only speaks in rare instances, but when he does, he often says something very profound that speaks of a wisdom well hidden by his lifestyle.
Jay and Bob go to visit their good friend Brodie (Jason Lee) who has retired from the talk show that he gained at the end of Mallrats to return home and run a comics store.
www.cinescene.com /reviews/jaybob.html   (776 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob take to the highways and eventually hook up with a team of sexy bad girls who allegedly form an animal rights organization.
Silent Bob made about $30 million, which may not sound like much, but considering that the movie was essentially a cult film meant as a form of love letter to Smith’s biggest fans, even that modest total seems surprisingly high.
Silent Bob clearly won’t be for everyone, but it remains a pretty funny and entertaining piece that works well upon rescreenings; it didn’t do much for me the first time, but I liked it a lot the second.
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 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is less a satire of the crass product Hollywood hurls at us than a reflection of it.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is still one of the funnier comedies of the year.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is what happens when a smart filmmaker decides that it's all right to get really stupid.
rottentomatoes.com /m/jay_and_silent_bob_strike_back/?critic=columns   (1165 words)

Jay is an ignorant, walking hard-on who talks a mile a minute, cursing up a storm and offending all women in a 30-foot radius.
It's clear that Jay will do anything for the chance to sleep with Justice, so he and Silent Bob pull off their little heist, freeing an orangutan with whom Bob quickly bonds.
JAY AND SILENT BOB is certainly Smith's wackiest film, though it has the biggest production value of any of his pictures.
crazy4cinema.com /Review/FilmsJ/f_jay_silentbob.html   (981 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back | Video Review | Entertainment Weekly
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back: Tracy Bennett
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back catches up with the duo at their convenience-store hangout, when they learn that some Hollywood bigwig has optioned ''Bluntman & Chronic,'' a comic book starring ganja-puffing characters based on them (the comic first appeared in Smith's 1997 romantic comedy ''Chasing Amy'').
Smith has pledged that ''Jay and Silent Bob'' would be their swan song, which would be a shame.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,202118~2~0~jayandsilentbob,00.html   (405 words)

 DVD review of Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back - DVD Town
The characters Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith) are, of course, the now iconic drug-dealing slackers from Smith’sClerks,” “Mall Rats,” “Chasing Amy,” and “Dogma,” all of which get spoofed as the new film goes along.
The single most amusing thing I remember from “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” is their looking up all the people who wrote nasty things about them on the Net, going to their houses, and beating the crud out of them.
“Jay and Silent Bob” may have a lot of needlessly self-referential jokes, a lot of lame jokes, a lot of profane jokes, and lot of flat-out dumb jokes, but despite the potentially offensive nature of most of this material, it didn’t come across as offensive.
www.dvdtown.com /review/jayandsilentbobstrikeback/9696/1005   (1480 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Back in 1989, Smith made his debut with his ode to slackers, the extra low budget film, "Clerks," where he introduced his now infamous characters Jay and Silent Bob.
What "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" really amounts to is a self-indulgent, buddy fest that brings together all of the Friends of Kevin and others into a goofball journey across the USA.
There isn't a bad bone in the body of "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" but the film is too loaded with inside jokes and mutual admiration and camaraderie to draw in the audience.
www.reelingreviews.com /jayandsilentbobstrikeback.htm   (1282 words)

 SPLICEDwire | "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" review (2001) Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Jason Biggs, Joey ...
Jay and Silent Bob (played by Jason Mewes and Smith himself) are vulgar yet somehow endearing, dimwitted bakeheads and convenience store loiterers who have appeared in all five of Smith's New Jersey-based comedies, in which he frequently mixes base humor with surprising social insightfulness.
Jay and Bob unknowingly hitch a ride to Hollywood with a foursome of sexpot jewel thieves who plan to use them as fall guys for a diamond heist in Colorado.
By the time Jay and Bob finally reach the "Bluntman and Chronic" set, Smith is going 100 mph with the slapsticky lampoonery and can't seem to find the breaks.
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 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
However, Jay and Silent Bob (mostly Jay) are not the kind of people I would care to know.
Jay and Bob decide to travel to Hollywood to stop the movie and save their reputations.
There are some truly brilliant moments, as when Jay and Bob catch a ride with a famous cartoon quintet, and they confirm our suspicions about them.
www.geocities.com /moviecritic.geo/reviews/j/jayandbob.html   (667 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back | Movie Review | Entertainment Weekly
In the celebrated cult role of Jay, Mewes is one half of the cheerfully blasphemous revue team known as Jay and Silent Bob, who have had a role in every Kevin Smith film, from the no-budget ''Clerks'' to the comparatively deluxe Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Silent Bob, as embodied by the portly, bearded, coolly anti-cool Smith himself, is basically a mute guy who just stands there, making the occasional hipster hand gesture.
Jay, by contrast, is a human cherry bomb, the most detonatingly funny in a long line of idiot-savant anti-achievers (Wayne and Garth, Bill and Ted, Beavis and Butt-head, etc.).
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,172497~1~0~jayandsilentbob,00.html   (608 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back - Rotten Tomatoes
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is still one of the funnier comedies of the year.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is what happens when a smart filmmaker decides that it's all right to get really stupid.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is less a satire of the crass product Hollywood hurls at us than a reflection of it.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/jay_and_silent_bob_strike_back   (1079 words)

 JAY AND SIELNT BOB STRIKE BACK (R): ChildCare Action Project (CAP) Media Analysis Report MAR21060
At the advice of one of their peers, Jay and Bob hit the road to hitchhike to Los Angeles to confront the dastardly fiend who stole their material.
The veteran hitchhiker gives Jay and Bob sage advice and informs them that the only way to be guaranteed a ride is to perform oral sex on the driver.
Jay fantasizes about her and she begins a sensuous dance that exposes more of what little skin was hidden, much like the dance that cost John the Baptist his head [Mark 6:22-25].
www.capalert.com /capreports/jayandsilentbob.htm   (2140 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
To fully appreciate Strikes Back you really have to be familiar with the previous four films as well as the usual suspects of film classics.
On their way to Hollywood Jay and Silent Bob wind up with a female gang of Jewel thieves wonderfully played by Shannon Elizabeth, Ali Larter, Eliza Dushku and the wife of Kevin Smith, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith.
Here in Jay and Silent Bob the audience still mesmerized but it is for the crude laughs that come at you with the rapidity of a machine gun.
www.hometheaterinfo.com /jayand.htm   (1078 words)

 Reviews - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jay and Silent Bob are the two slackers that have been turning up in Kevin Smith films ever since his first highly acclaimed Indie film 'Clerks'.
Jay (Mewes) is a stream-of-consciousness kind of guy, spouting an unstoppable torrent of words (many unprintable) and Silent Bob (Smith himself) is the quiet and moody one, who when he does speak has something that everyone wants to hear.
The real Jay and Silent Bob are stunned by the news, then shattered to find out they are being badmouthed on the internet for selling their story and totally aggrieved to find that none of the Hollywood big bucks will be heading their way…
www.unreel.co.uk /reviews/j/Jay_and_Silent_Bob/index.cfm   (519 words)

 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (xhtml)
The connecting threads, apparently, are Jay and Silent Bob, who we met in Smith's first movie, "Clerks," where they were permanently stationed outside a convenience store, ostensibly pot dealers, more accurately waiting for something to happen.
"Jay and Silent Bob" will be seen as a self-indulgence by Kevin Smith to those outside the circle of his films--and by those within it as Kevin Smith's indulgence to them.
And Silent Bob finally arrives at the monologue we patiently await in every picture, and reveals himself to be as least as articulate as Chris Matthews.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20010824/REVIEWS/108240305/1023   (764 words)

 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back DVD review on AudioRevolution.com
Jay and Silent Bob are two characters Smith has worked with and around for years.
While Jay and Silent Bob are up in the nearby animal experimentation labs with the aid of a Batman-like grappling gun, the four girls don Lycra bodysuits and break into the nearby jewelry store.
While Jay and Silent Bob are in the animal lab, the surround sound system puts the viewer into the middle of the room.
www.avrev.com /dvd/revs/jayandsilentbob.shtml   (1233 words)

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