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683 Ratings

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Directed by Mike Judge, Yvette Kaplan
United States, 1996
Animation, Comedy


This is a full-length cartoon movie featuring the dim-witted obnoxious loser teens Beavis and Butt-head. They are obsessed with sex, TV, heavy-metal, rock ‘n roll, sex, coolness and sex, in that order. The trouble begins when the couch-potato duo’s beloved television disappears…

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Directed by Mike Judge, Yvette Kaplan

Critics reviews

As the critic who first brought B&B to Artforum when the TV show was new, I can report that, two decades on, the message has been delivered, and the messengers are real… Wondering why two nihilistic sociopaths were curiously no longer funny in the age of Trump, I remembered that they emerged amid a parade of mentally challenged and/or willfully ignorant fictional avatars that mysteriously followed our culture’s last great seizure over Trump’s favorite bugbear, "political correctness.
December 14, 2016
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Judge—continuing his vocal duties as Beavis, Butt-Head, and most of the supporting characters—keeps the pace and look of a typical episode, even managing to fit in a, uh, music video directed by Rob Zombie. As the boys venture, no target is safe from a good dumb joke, be it a beloved landmark or government ops; there are few moments in 90s comedies more satisfying than Robert Stack ordering a cavity search: "Don’t stop ’til you reach the back of his teeth.
December 14, 2016
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