MacGruber Reviews

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Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
June 16, 2010
More Pistachio Disguisey than Austin Powers, this cheapjack comedy is nowhere near as ingenious as the man it sends up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 16, 2010
Relies heavily on its lowest common denominator foul-mouthed jokes, which includes sticking a piece of celery where no vegetable belongs and MacGruber having sex with his dead wife while they are both standing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 16, 2010
MacGruber is patchy, underwritten and frequently lazy but the performances are good and there are enough big laughs here to compensate for its inadequacies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2010
Leading man Will Forte will make you pine for the graceful savoir faire of a Jack Black or an Adam Sandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 11, 2010
... very funny, though not for the prim or prudish ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2010
Perhaps a satire of Nicolas Cage's Jerry Bruckheimer movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 7, 2010
The latest R-rated movie aimed at the funnybones of 12-year-old boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 4, 2010
If one joke clanks, the next one isn't long behind. The result is a brisk 88 minutes that ensures that if you didn't like it, your suffering was at least brief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 2, 2010
Surprisingly, lots better than extended fart jokes
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 1, 2010
A film that poses a philosophical question fundamental to our inquiry here, namely: "Why does this exist?"
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
June 1, 2010
Some of these two minute sketches look a little thin at 87 to 92 minutes.
Stephen Silver
The Trend
May 31, 2010
The thing that stands out about the film is just how raunchy it is- it's probably the dirtiest material ever connected to the "Saturday Night Live" brand in its 35 years.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
May 28, 2010
Oddly for a movie so obsessed with male nudity, there's also a number of gags relying on homosexual panic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 28, 2010
While it's very funny that this short sketch was made into a movie, the movie is short on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
May 27, 2010
MacGruber short on comedic ammo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 27, 2010
Instead of any actual comedy, this film merely resorts to easy gross-out mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
May 27, 2010
The film goes by in a wash of uninspired action and unmemorable comedy; the daffy, mock ingenuity of the original sketch is long gone, and MacGruber's ineffectualness has degraded into flat-out incompetence, with far fewer comedic rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
May 26, 2010
From one of Saturday Night Live's lamest recurring sketches comes one of its funniest spinoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
May 26, 2010
The first movie based on an SNL sketch that neglects to incorporate the essential elements of that sketch-which are, after all, the only reason for the picture's existence.
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
May 26, 2010
Kudos to Wiig for creating an actual character: shy, scared, much smarter than she knows. Sadly, not smart enough to reject this rudely-fashioned piece of junk that even MacGyver would have refused to handle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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