Joe Bob Briggs

American film critic, writer, and actor

Joe Bob Briggs (born 27 January 1953) is the pseudonym of John Irving Bloom, a syndicated film critic, writer and actor.

Joe Bob Briggs in 2018


  • The man is ugly, the man is evil, and the man is in love. This is gonna be an American classic.
  • I made the mistake of watching "A.I." on cable the week they showed it about 792 times, and I ended up watching it every time it was on.
  • Speaking of things that'll make your head explode, "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" finally made it to the drive-in
  • The fifties were when people started coming down on "juvenile delinquents," "hoodlums," "vandals"--anybody that was young, wore a motorcycle jacket, and didn't act polite around older people.
  • "I think we should take money from everyone," I told her, "regardless of their ability to pay. After all, this is America."
  • Menahem Golan, the Israeli king of the ninja flick, announced he was producing the remake.

Repeated phrases

  • If you know what I mean, and I think you do.
    • Since Joe-Bob was unallowed to swear or make sexual remarks (beyond a point) in the newspaper, anything regarding sex he was unallowed to say was said with a euphemism, such as "Making the sign of the four-legged spouting walrus," followed by this.
    • Example: Swamp Thing Review
  • Joe Bob says check it out.
    • Used as the final sentence in all reviews except the very earliest.
    • Example: Ice Pirates Review
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