Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackAugust 24, 2001
The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 6.8/10 (78,323 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police…
Writers: Kevin Smith, Kevin Smith
(as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
(as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
Seann William Scott
Hollywood had it coming
Release Date: 24 August 2001
Filming Locations: Camarillo, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $11,018,543
(26 August 2001)
(7 October 2001)
Did You Know?
Bob Schreck makes a cameo as an assistant to Gus Van Sant on the set of Good Will Hunting II. Schreck worked with Kevin Smith as editor on Kevin's Green Arrow run and as co-publisher of his Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Comics at Oni Press.
If you look closely at the gun barrel, Marshal Willenholly's gun is actually a light gun.
Silent Bob's Mother:
Bobby Boy, stay here while mommy picks up the free cheese, kay? Here, this will keep the sun out of your eyes.
[puts a baseball cap on his head backwards]
Silent Bob's Mother:
You be good, now.
[walks in store, then Jay and his Mom arrive]
Alright, don't you fuckin' move you little shit machine. Your Momma's going to try to score.
What the hell? 'Scuse me. Who's watching these babies?
Uh… the fat one's watchin the little one?
Oh yeah, nice parenting. Leave 'em out here like that and see what happens.
YO, FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING SQUARE!
Oh yeah, keep on truckin'!
[to infant Jay]
Did ya hear that fuckin' guy tellin' me how to fuckin' raise ya? What a motherfucker, man! Who the fuck does that fuckin' guy think he is? What's the worst fuckin' thing that can fuckin' happen to ya just standing outside a fuckin' store, right? Fuck!
[Jay's mother walks into the record store, leaving infant Jay and Silent Bob in their strollers]
[his first words]
Fuck… fuck… fuck… fuck…
If you're the type of movie goer who gets uptight hearing countless F Bombs
and explicit sexual discussion, then please move along and let others get
line to see one of the Funniest movies I have seen in my recent
"Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is a movie that has so much going on, that
one screening is not enough for me to all that was thrown at me in 90 plus
Writer/Director/Co-Star, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) has without a doubt
created if not his best movie, then it would have to be his funniest. A
fitting conclusion to his "New Jersey Trilogy" (that now consists of five
films instead of the originally planned three) forgoes the serious
overtones of "Dogma" and the Sexuality issues brought forth in "Chasing
to go for pure Laughs……………and it succeeds.
The film's main plot revolves around the familiar duo of Jay (Jason Mewes)
and his "Heterosexual Life mate" Silent Bob and their attempts to thwart a
movie based on a comic book about Jay and Bob. It's essentially a road
picture as the guys make their way from Leonardo, New Jersey to Hollywood.
Along the way they meet international Jewel Thieves, Steal a Monkey, Meet
The Scooby Doo gang, Try and Beat up Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and much
As Silly as all this sounds it's done in such a way that's smart, witty,
still has a touch of class about it. And that's pretty hard to do
considering I can't even tell you some of the content of the movie without
being censored heavily.
If you are at all familiar with Smith's movies (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing
Amy, and Dogma) you will get a kick out of the countless cameos and
connections to his other films. For Example, Jason Lee reprises two roles
(one from "Mallrats" and one from "Chasing Amy") as does Ben Affleck. Matt
Damon appears as himself playing "Will Hunting" in a fictitious sequel to
"Good Will Hunting" entitled `Good Will Hunting II: Hunting
There are two highlights of this movie that I need to talk about. First
Being Jason Mewes as "Jay". This guy is for real, by far and away he has
put in the best performance of all his five film appearances as "Jay" He
carries the picture and is side splittingly funny. It is my hope that he
can now get other roles in movies besides the loveable Dope smoking
Secondly I want to address Kevin Smith's Directing. To all the people who
say Smith can't direct need to see "Jay and Silent Bob". His use of motion
should silence everyone who claims there are no moving shots in a Smith
film!!! It's almost become fashionable to blast Smiths direction because
that's the Thing to do. With all the great action and movement in "Jay and
Silent Bob' Smith can finally shrug off all the criticisms of the
What can I say to sum up? It's a brilliant movie for everyone, not just
Smith fans. You will laugh and laugh some more. Do yourself a favour and go
see it as soon as you can!