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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) - Raunchy, Raucous, and Ridiculous

Rating: ★★★★☆(4/5 stars)

Released 06-30-1999

Watched 07-05-2024

Reviewed 07-10-2024

Watched on Paramount+

"We accidentally replaced your heart with a baked potato. You have about three seconds to live."

If you are a die-hard fan of “South Park,” “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” is a four-star gem that delivers everything you love about the show, amplified to the big screen. This film is a whirlwind of irreverent humor, biting satire, and, of course, a slew of poop and fart jokes that push the boundaries of good taste – exactly what fans expect and crave.

The movie does not come with the usual “South Park” disclaimer, but it might as well. If you’re unfamiliar, it reads: “All characters and events in this show – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated … poorly. The following program contains coarse language; due to its content, it should not be viewed by anyone.” This perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the movie, setting the tone for the unrestrained, R-rated comedy that is not for the faint-hearted or easily offended.

“South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” is not for kids – it’s a bold and brazen film meant for audiences 17 and above. The plot centers around the boys’ attempt to watch an R-rated Canadian film, which sparks an international crisis. The film’s outrageous humor and explicit content are matched only by its sharp political commentary and clever musical numbers, making it a standout in the realm of animated comedies.

For fans, this film is a hilarious and unapologetically crude extension of the show. However, if “South Park” has never been your cup of tea, this movie will likely be a one-star experience. The humor is specific and extreme, leaving little room for a middle ground.

In conclusion, “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” is a quintessential piece of “South Park” lore. It’s an unfiltered explosion of everything that makes the show beloved by its fans and loathed by its detractors. Approach with caution, but for those who enjoy the humor, it’s a wild, laugh-out-loud ride.


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