Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) – Review

3 Stars

The moronic animated duo from MTV makes their mark on the silver screen with the wickedly amusing and surprisingly creative feature Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. The movie version of the show is a much better product. The visual aesthetic is the same but the writing has been kicked up a level giving audiences a reason to seek this movie out instead of watching old re-runs on TV.

After realizing that their beloved boob tube is gone, couch potatoes Beavis and Butt-head (both voiced by creator Mike Judge) set off on a cross-country expedition that takes them from Las Vegas to the nation’s capital. Along the way, they’re mistaken for hitmen and get caught up in a weapons-smuggling conspiracy as a gaggle of mobsters and lawmen shadow the two morons.

Beavis and Butt-head make the jump from show to feature film a lot smoother than the South Park fellas. Credit must be given to Mike Judge who pulls off a tricky feat in turning a one-joke premise into a full-length movie with laughs throughout. And while I tired easily of their antic on TV the movie makes the title characters a little more palatable and endearing.

Director: Mike Judge
Stars: Mike Judge, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore

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