‘Jackass Forever’: review, release date, trailer and everything we know about the movie
Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the Jackass crew return for their fourth movie.
More than 20 years ago, a group of friends and filmmakers decided it would be fun to film themselves doing outrageous (and often dangerous) stunts, and thus MTV’s Jackass was born. Premiering in 2000 and starring Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Steve-O and a number of others, the show ran for three seasons but also made three movies. Well, the Jackass boys are back with another big screen outing, Jackass Forever.
More than 11 years after they released Jackass 3D, Jackass Forever brings back many of the main group of performers as well as some new faces to once again put their bodies on the line for making audiences (and themselves) laugh.
Here is everything we know about Jackass Forever.
‘Jackass Forever’ release date
Jackass Forever is set to be released in theaters on Feb. 4. That’s the simple answer to this question. However, it has been a journey for Jackass Forever to finally make its way to moviegoers.
Paramount Pictures had initially planned to release Jackass Forever in March 2021, but a little less than a year before its release it was pushed to July 2021. It would be pushed two more times, first to September 2021 and then again to October 2021. The final (presumably) move for Jackass Forever was announced in September 2021, giving it its current Feb. 4, 2022, release date. Fittingly, star Johnny Knoxville announced the date change (opens in new tab) with a stunt via his Instagram.
The delays were due to the COVID pandemic, like many movies before Jackass Forever. Some may question why Jackass Forever wasn’t just released on streaming rather than delay the movie multiple times? Even 20 years after, the franchise still has a devoted group of fans and the previous films have done well at the box office (Jackass 3D made $171 million in the U.S.).
A streaming release of Jackass Forever should be presumed, in all likelihood on Paramount Plus first, though a date is still to be determined.
'Jackass Forever' reviews
It's been more than 20 years since Jackass premiered as a TV show and 12 years since the last movie, Jackass 3D. So has the moment passed for Jackass Forever or is it a glorious return for these pranksters?
Looks to be the latter. What to Watch's Jackass Forever review says the latest film delivers "one more unforgettable punch to the funny bone." That opinion has been pretty universal thus far, as Jackass Forever currently scores an 84% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes and a 68 on Metacritic, landing it in the best of the sites three color tiers.
‘Jackass Forever’ cast
Many of the original crew from Jackass are back for this movie, including Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man, Preston Lacy, Dave England and Ehren McGhehey. But there are also a few new cast members and guest stars that will get in on the action, including Eric André, Machine Gun Kelly, Rob Dyrdek, Tory Belleci, Tony Hawk, Tyler the Creator, Rachel Wolfson and Chris Raab.
Knoxville, who has been the face of Jackass for its entire run, has announced that Jackass Forever will be his last film in the franchise, telling GQ (opens in new tab) that “You can only take so many chances before something irreversible happens. … I feel like I’ve been extremely lucky to take the chances I’ve taken and still be walking around. Knoxville is 50, while other series hallmark Steve-O is 47 and also expected to be appearing in his last Jackass project.
Missing from the movie will be original Jackass member Bam Margera, who was reportedly removed from Jackass Forever because of substance abuse issues; Margera is suing the production (opens in new tab).
A new feature highlighting the new cast members for Jackass Forever has been released. Meet the new dare devils below:
‘Jackass Forever’ trailer
After we've had just the one Jackass trailer to go on for a long time, a brand new trailer is here to preview the debauchery the crew is up in their fourth movie. This trailer assures fans that after all the waiting, Jackass Forever is coming out this February, then gives them want they really want, new looks at all the crazy stunts and pranks they have in store. Enjoy.
Here's the previous Jackass Forever trailer as well for your viewing pleasure.
‘Jackass Forever’ director
The fourth Jackass movie will feature a familiar face behind the camera, as Jeff Tremaine will once again be serving as the director. Tremaine has helmed all four of the Jackass movies, as well as episodes of the original TV show. He also was the director for the Jackass spinoff, Bad Grandpa.
Also, because of how the Jackass movies are shot, you’ll also be able to spot Tremaine in the movie.
How to watch previous ‘Jackass’ movies
Before you sit down for all the latest insanity in store with Jackass Forever, revisit the classic moments that these group of daredevils put themselves through with the first three movies. Unfortunately, there is no free streaming option to watch the first three movies, as Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two and Jackass 3D are currently only available to rent online at a starting price of $2.99 per movie. The good news is that they are easily available to rent on platforms like YouTube, Prime Video, Apple TV and Google Play.
It’s pretty much the same for the original Jackass TV series, as it can only be rented, but at a cheaper price starting at $0.99 on Apple TV.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).