South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

Anyone who grew up in the 1990s can likely remember the thunderbolt of liberating inappropriateness that was, and still is, “South Park.” Gleefully tearing down good taste and censorship while incisively refuting much of the necessity for social graces, the show was a juggernaut before it was lost to its creators’s arrogance and vituperative personal grievances. Looking back, the movie shows all the best “South Park” had to offer, and the laugh-out-loud jokes are thrown like rhetorical grenades at the audience over and over. There are few comedies that are so consistently risky and hilarious, pushing the boundaries of acceptable cinema in nearly every scene while also keeping its humor rooted somewhere between the juvenile and the politically excoriating, resulting in one of the angriest, funniest, ballsiest studio comedies ever released. With a running time barely over 80 minutes, the movie moves at breakneck speed, never stopping to catch its breath or allowing the audience to do the same, but also not sacrificing density at the altar of brevity.

Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)

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