MacGruber Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 25, 2012
This comedy is an absolute waste of time and easily the worst movie of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.0/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
It's not just him badly defusing bombs over and over. It's much stupider (and smarter) than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 12, 2011
Bereft of any kind of laughs or remote giggles when not blatantly ripping off the Austin Powers mold...
Elias Savada
Film Threat
October 15, 2010
My advice? Wear gloves, a surgical mask, and get the proper inoculations before entering the theatre. It's the first sexually transmitted comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
October 9, 2010
This feature length version quickly outstays its welcome with uninspiring jokes and schoolboy humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 7, 2010
Big-screen SNL skit explodes with crass humor, sex, blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
September 3, 2010
It achieves wit in a realm where stupidity is too often deemed sufficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 19, 2010
It's further proof, as if any were needed, of SNL producer Lorne Michaels' contempt for the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
July 6, 2010
Will Forte, director Jorma Taccone, and the sublime Kristen Wiig triumph with their own brand of unique, risky lunacy
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
June 21, 2010
An avalanche of scatalogical humour and lame jokes that make the Austin Powers films look like masterpieces by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 19, 2010
If you're a fan of the SNL sketch, you'll like what you see here, though newcomers might be left asking why they bothered to adapt it for the big screen at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
June 18, 2010
Forte is likeable as the renegade good guy but the humour relies too heavily on blatantly telegraphed sight gags and villains with rude-sounding names.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
June 18, 2010
It's ridiculous, crude and, most importantly, jaw-achingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
June 17, 2010
After a few promising opening gags, inspiration soon begins to fizzle out; the film ends up looking less smart than the material it's supposed to be parodying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
June 17, 2010
Will Forte, who hasn't starred in a movie before and looks extremely unlikely to do so again, lacks the slightest vestige of credibility or charm as MacGruber. He also cowrote the script. Let's just say comedy is not Forte's forte.
Matt Glasby
Total Film
June 17, 2010
Throwaway but genuinely funny throughout, MacGruber plays like Hot Shots: Part Trois or a live-action Team America: World Police -- a summer six-pack movie that makes up for in laughs what it lacks in longevity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Limara Salt
Little White Lies
June 17, 2010
Despite the occasional laugh, strong performances from Phillippe and the ever-reliable Wiig and the most ridiculous sex scene since Team America: World Police, jokes that are funny within the first five minutes became stale at an alarming rate.
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
June 16, 2010
MacGruber might be a wildly uneven ride, but it doesn't outstay its welcome and lined up against other Saturday Night Live productions it's hardly the worst of the bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 16, 2010
Unexpectedly, this feature-length cash-in on a mildly popular American comedy sketch is more fun than most of this year's bum-awful blockbuster crop put together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 16, 2010
Forte plays it commendably straight as a malfunctioning Chuck Norris while the cliches of the genre - obsession with manhood, a gurning megalomaniac and maverick methods - are soundly nailed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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