Starring: Salma Hayek, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Affleck, Alan Rickman, Kevin Smith, George Carlin, Matt Damon, Jason Lee, Chris Rock, Jason Mewes, Linda Fiorentino

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Produced by: View Askew Productions

Distributed by: Lion's Gate

Genre: comedy

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Review by Xibo Date seen: November 14, 1999
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: A
Summary: A hilarious, fantastic romp about angels gone astray.
Jay and Silent Bob return in a very amusing tale about two angels (savagely played by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck) that plot to walk into a catholic church in Red Bank, NJ (where else) where they hope to be forgiven, and thus be able to exercise a loophole in God's law that will let them back into heaven. Unfortunately exercising this loophole will undo all of creation, so a single, depressed woman (Linda Fiorentino) is chosen to stop them, with the assistance of the 13th disciple (Chris Rock), the angel Metatron (Rickman), and our heroes, Jay and Silent Bob. As usual, Kevin Smith delivers a highly amusing movie, a real riot that you're sure to enjoy, unless you take the blasphemy a little too seriously. 

Review by Finrod Date seen: 0, 0000
Viewing Location: dvd Grade: A
Summary: Only thing I found offensive was Chris Rock
This is probably one of the better fantasy-type movies involving Christianity that I've seen in quite a while. The only part of it that annoyed me was Chris Rock, but then again I find him annoying in almost any form. Alan Rickman is excellent as the Voice of God, and pretty much every character was entertaining.  

Review by smeehrrr Date seen: January 21, 2000
Viewing Location: The Evil Empire Grade: A
Summary: It Pissed Off The Catholics
It's profoundly interesting to me that Catholics nationwide protested this movie, since the conceit of the film is that their theology is absolutely correct. Perhaps the portrayal of powerful Catholics as hypocritical idiots bothered them. That aside, Kevin Smith turns in another humorous script, somewhere above Mallrats and below Clerks. You know what? I'd pay $8 to watch Matt Damon get beaten to within an inch of his life. Maybe next time?  

B+ B+ B+
Review by hughjtoad Date seen: January 21, 2000
Viewing Location: Redwood City, California Grade: B+
Summary: A powerful cast makes a big difference
This would have been a good movie with a bunch of unknowns, but Kevin Smith pulls out all the stops with the star power he has here - and it really makes a difference. The somewhat silly but well though out plot blossoms with this cast. Matt Damon should do more of less and less Ripley.  

B+ B+ B+
Review by Orion Date seen: July 4, 2000
Viewing Location: My bedroom Grade: B+
Summary: No where near as offensive as hoped
I finally broke down to see this movie, as it finally became a five night rental. Jay and Silent Bob, as characters, annoy the piss out of me, but Kevin Smith's movies are always entertaining. I kept waiting to be offended, but it never happened. Affleck and Damon made the movie, we need more smart ass-angels killing people. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by tmon Date seen: August 4, 2000
Viewing Location: New York City Grade: B+
Summary: Not bad.
Not great. Truly harsh at moments. You don't expect fallen angels to be quite so fallen. Don't expect too much from the end. Dumb, dumb, dumb.  

A- A- A-
Review by Jigen Date seen: December 2, 2000
Viewing Location: Living Room - Easy Chair Grade: A-
Summary: Some of Kevin Smith's best
Wacky antics ensue when 2 fallen angels try to make their way back into heaven. If you're offended at this film please step off a cliff and out of humanity, please. As Kevin Smith pointed out, there's a freaking rubber poop monster in this film. Anyway, a fantastic cast does a great job at realizing Smith's vision and we wind up with a film that keeps moving and is always a moment away from more fun. It never really stops until a bit of a wishy-washy ending. I'll take it though. 

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