Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
This film's poor reputation kept me away for ten years, until my enjoyment of South Park compelled me to see every last thing Parker and Stone have done, even this film in which they starred but made no other credited contributions. They're funny in it, and so are the many odd supporting players, but it's a David Zucker film through and through. He likes his comedies non-stop and varied: Don't like this joke? How about this one? How about this one? There's one part that really turned me off, a desperate and unfunny hospital scene in which the heroes clumsily put defenseless patients through painful hijinks, but the rest of the movie is surprisingly enjoyable, raunch and all. I watched the whole thing with a silly grin on my face, enjoying Parker's quick wit and Stone's affable silliness. Perhaps low expectations, and the respect they've now earned with so many solid episodes of South Park, are the keys to enjoying this underappreciated comedy.