HOME |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
 
Newest Reviews
1 chance sur 2
Betterman
Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
Yin Yang Master, The
Hail, Mafia!
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Mirai
Strange House, The
Morfalous, Les
Dreambuilders
Everything Went Fine
Lux AEterna
Rum Runners
Fairy and the Devil, The
Mad God
Outside the Law
I Remember Mama
Superman Unbound
Lawrence of Belgravia
House Across the Lake, The
Wonder Park
Hornsby e Rodriguez
Operation Mincemeat
5 Kung Fu Daredevil Heroes
Scoob!
Earwig
Offseason
Peau Douce, La
Double Indemnity
Na Cha and the Seven Devils
Deep Murder
Superman vs. the Elite
Adam Project, The
Osamu Tezuka's Last Mystery of the 20th Century
Horse, La
Buffaloed
Train Robbers, The
Let Sleeping Cops Lie
Abominable
Funeral, The
   
 
Newest Articles
3 From Arrow Player: Sweet Sugar, Girls Nite Out and Manhattan Baby
Little Cat Feat: Stephen King's Cat's Eye on 4K UHD
La Violence: Dobermann at 25
Serious Comedy: The Wrong Arm of the Law on Blu-ray
DC Showcase: Constantine - The House of Mystery and More on Blu-ray
Monster Fun: Three Monster Tales of Sci-Fi Terror on Blu-ray
State of the 70s: Play for Today Volume 3 on Blu-ray
The Movie Damned: Cursed Films II on Shudder
The Dead of Night: In Cold Blood on Blu-ray
Suave and Sophisticated: The Persuaders! Take 50 on Blu-ray
Your Rules are Really Beginning to Annoy Me: Escape from L.A. on 4K UHD
A Woman's Viewfinder: The Camera is Ours on DVD
Chaplin's Silent Pursuit: Modern Times on Blu-ray
The Ecstasy of Cosmic Boredom: Dark Star on Arrow
A Frosty Reception: South and The Great White Silence on Blu-ray
You'll Never Guess Which is Sammo: Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon on Blu-ray
Two Christopher Miles Shorts: The Six-Sided Triangle/Rhythm 'n' Greens on Blu-ray
Not So Permissive: The Lovers! on Blu-ray
Uncomfortable Truths: Three Shorts by Andrea Arnold on MUBI
The Call of Nostalgia: Ghostbusters Afterlife on Blu-ray
Moon Night - Space 1999: Super Space Theater on Blu-ray
Super Sammo: Warriors Two and The Prodigal Son on Blu-ray
Sex vs Violence: In the Realm of the Senses on Blu-ray
What's So Funny About Brit Horror? Vampira and Bloodbath at the House of Death on Arrow
Keeping the Beatles Alive: Get Back
   
 
  South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Wash Your Mouth Out
Year: 1999
Director: Trey Parker
Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, George Clooney, Brent Spiner, Minnie Driver, Dave Foley, Eric Idle, Nick Rhodes, Toddy Walters, Stewart Copeland, Mike Judge, Bruce Howell, Deb Adair, Jennifer Howell, Stanley G. Sawicki
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Animated, FantasyBuy from Amazon
Rating:  6 (from 2 votes)
Review: It's another cold, quiet and peaceful day in the Colorado mountain town of South Park, and little Stan (voiced by Trey Parker) is singing around the streets as he goes home to ask permission to attend the new film starring his favourite comedians, Terrance and Philip. She agrees, and he heads off to gather his friends, first Kenny (whose mother tells him he'll go to hell for doing so, but he's not bothered), then Kyle (Matt Stone) who brings his toddler brother along, and finally Cartman (Parker), the most obnoxious of the gang. But if you thought he was obnoxious before...

...wait till they've seen the movie, in this the big screen cash-in/expansion of the popular cartoon show South Park, and with a subtitle like Bigger, Longer and Uncut you would have had an inkling that the humour was even coarser here than it had been on television. Creators Parker and Stone insisted the studio allow them to make an R-rated effort, which they gave into, and the result was the highest-grossing animated comedy for adults ever made. Since then, the series saw its popularity decline, with grumblings that it was not as good as it used to be, leaving the movie viewed as a high watermark of the whole franchise.

Is it really that funny as it seemed back in '99? If you lamented at what the show turned into, this can appear to be the golden age for Parker and Stone's humour, though for many it had to be Team America: World Police that represented their greatest movie. Certainly the targets for this, that was those who made it their business to spend an inordinate amount of time complaining about what other people were watching in cinemas or television, were ripe for parody, but the truth was the duo were not content to stick with that and their approach could best be described as scattershot as they fired off gags wildly in all directions.

One thing in its favour was that with the series being on the air for a mere couple of years before the film was made, the characters were very much how the fans liked to remember them in the way that appealed in the first place, and if not all of them got a large role, then there were plenty of the favourites with enough to do to make it worth the aficionados' while to catch this. The main focus remained the four friends, and they feel responsible when they get carried away after bluffing their way into seeing the adults-only Terrance and Philip flick, thereby expanding their vocabulary substantially in the field of swearing, saying just about everything the writers could think up.

Although according to this the worst swear word is the F-bomb, as for some reason no one thought to start throwing around the C-word, possibly because they wouldn't have secured that R-rating, but it does mean it looks as if they were copping out a little. Elsewhere, with Saddam Hussein dead and now Satan's gay life partner in hell (one wonders if the dictator ever saw this before he actually did die), and bloodshed ridiculously over the top when the contentious film within the film sparks a war between its home country of Canada and the U.S.A., there was plenty to be offended by should you wish to be, but Parker and Stone's naughty schoolboy sense of humour was too silly for anyone to take them perhaps as seriously as they might have liked. The impression was they would have been delighted if someone had picketed their work, but more likely you'd emerge from this with the catchy songs running through your head - it was a musical as well.
Reviewer: Graeme Clark

 

This review has been viewed 3182 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Which star probably has psychic powers?
Laurence Fishburne
Nicolas Cage
Anya Taylor-Joy
Patrick Stewart
Sissy Spacek
Michelle Yeoh
Aubrey Plaza
Tom Cruise
Beatrice Dalle
Michael Ironside
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Darren Jones
Andrew Pragasam
Mary Sibley
Enoch Sneed
Graeme Clark
  Desbris M
  Sheila Reeves
Paul Smith
   

 

Last Updated: