You Don't Know Jack: Movies review by Al Giovetti


By Al Giovetti, 03/16/97
Developer: Jellyvision
Lead Artist:
Publisher: Berkley Systems
Requirements:486/66, 16 MB RAM, 2X, CD-ROM, sound board, Windows 3.1; Windows 95; Macintosh System 7

You Don't Know Jack: Movies


The first You Don't Know Jack (YDKJ) hit the shelves and the rest is history. The game has a solid following, and in its many reincarnations, which I frankly have lost count of, the game continues to be a success. And as far as we know, Jellyvision and Berkeley Systems will keep running them out, to our delight.

Company Line

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Movies contains over 800 All-New questions about the silver screen. JACK Movies covers everything from Fred Astaire to Freddy Krueger, and famous quotes to movie sequels. With all the irreverence, humor and style of the original award-winning YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, JACK Movies will have moviegoers laughing for hours.

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Movies is a crazed combination of pop-culture references and movie trivia in a witty, brain-twisting mixture that's as challenging as it is entertaining. So whip our your shades, fire your publicist, and tell your personal assistant to hold all calls, because we've got movie trivia shaken, not stirred.

Game Play

The best thing about the YDKJ series is that the questions are carefully crafted to be witty, humorous and challenging. Addmittedly, the humor is a little disrespectful and may offend some, so buyer beware.

The game is touted as appealing to both the film knowledgable and the film ignorant and all grades in between. This is a bit ambitious but you may, as I did, find yourself liking the game.

Keeping with tradition, a game with tradition, the movie acuterments abound on the cyber screen. There is a film reel on each screen which makes noises when the black and white movie clips are played complete with original music clips from the films.

Jack questions continue in the traditional types, including nonesense questions, multiple guess (choice if you know the answer), Jack Attack, fill in the blanks, "Dis or Dat," "Whatitsname," and identify the picture. Categories now include "Celebrity Calls," and "Fiber Optic Trips"

The whole package is complete with a well endowed and annoying "Cookie" moderator. In Celebrity Calls and Fiber Optic Trips, Cookie phones up strangers and asks them strange questions.

The game tracks your progress and compares it to anyone else playing the game and presents it at the end of each round, leaderboard fashion. You either get really embarrassed or can go around thumping your chest and have everyone else mad at you. You will love it.


You answer trivia questions about movies and you either learn something, are entertained by Jellyvision wit and humor, or are bored to death by the questions. That's life.



Cookie is animated. There are little movie trivia clips in black and white.

Voice Actors

Cookie talks.

Music Score

Identify your favorite movie scores.

Sound Effects


Multi-player Features

Cheats, Hints, Walkthrough


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Rebecca B. Anderson, Game Spot Review, 88%.

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