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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut DVD : On the box for this movie are blurbs from (among others) Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Is something wrong here?
Absolutely not. _South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut_ has to be ranked as one of the best animated feature length films ever made. Never before has a seeming "cartoon" displayed such a dynamic combination of biting satire, trenchant social commentary and anti-censorship headiness in one 80 minute package. There is much politically incorrect humor here to be sure, and a truckload of scatologically driven jokes whose punchlines are more oft than not functions of the human body. However this amazingly does not matter at all, the entire film packing a comedic jolt closely alongside the wallop of its intellectual points; and no one can say for sure which is truly the stronger.
Many people have complained that this is mindless entertainment, that it is a worthless, corrupting, troublesome blip-- and it is these people who have not gotten the joke, indeed, are the joke's target. _South Park_ is only ever supposed to be fun, but its fun is connected with the so-latent-as-to-be-invisible philosophy behind the images in a deadly important way. I cannot think of a casual Sunday Afternoon matinee I'd rather see more successful than this brash, over the top laughfest, where charm and mean-spiritedness clash and conglomerate into an artistically fruitful vaudevillian juggernaut. (Spotlight Review).