South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut ★★★★★

One of mankind's greatest achievements, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is an absolute riot from the first frame to the last that succeeds as a comedy, triumphs as a satire, is timeless as a musical & remains unparalleled as a parody. Comedy at its crudest yet downright funny & endlessly effective, this animated adventure is true to its television series' roots, and delivers everything the fans could've ever asked for.

Co-written & directed by Trey Parker, the film lampoons all in its path to lay bare the utter ridiculousness of censorship & war. Opting for a take-no-prisoner approach, its tactfully written story comes equipped with razor-sharp & armour-piercing dialogues that are instantly catchy, memorable & unabashedly hilarious. Almost every little jab lands, its coarse & dark wit is infectious, and the story as a whole simply delivers on all fronts.

The film's rich animation, a slick blend of cutout technique & computer animation, is in sync with the show's look n feel. Both new & reprising characters get to have their moment. Surgically trimmed of all fat, its 81 mins narrative unfolds at a breezy pace. Musical numbers are a highlight, each song a sing-along gem that's cleverly worded and only moves the plot forward. And the vocal inputs from Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Mary Kay Bergman are spot-on.

Overall, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is one of the finest examples of its kind and presents Trey Parker & Matt Stone in sublime form as they bring their notorious small screen saga to the film canvas in a seamless fashion, all the while retaining its potency, creativity & impact. If you aren't familiar with the series' coarse language or dark wit, then this profanity-laced & immaculately curated masterpiece won't leave a lasting impression but its wild, outrageous & riotously entertaining treatment can still surprise some.

Full review at High on Films.

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