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
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 21, 2010
It's really funny for about 15 minutes, mildly amusing for 30 more and a bit of a bore for its other half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sam Adams
May 21, 2010
The bibs and bobs are all in place, but the life-saving device never quite works as planned.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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James Berardinelli
May 24, 2010
While it would be unfair to saddle MacGruber with the "worst SNL movie of all-time" moniker (I can think of at least two that are more painful to endure), its place on the vaunted 2010 Worst 10 list is assured.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
May 21, 2010
A one-joke "SNL" skit based on a television series that ended in 1992 has been turned into a no-joke movie that ended 99 painful minutes after it began.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
June 1, 2010
Some of these two minute sketches look a little thin at 87 to 92 minutes.
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
May 21, 2010
Will Forte's bumbling MacGruber is not a lovable schlemiel, but an obnoxious twit.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
May 23, 2010
MacGruber is clearly incompetent, so we expect his dim-witted schemes to fall flat. That they do, in stunningly predictable fashion, speaks to the movie's lack of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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.
Kam Williams
May 23, 2010
A "sleazy does it" production that looks like it was improvised on the spot with a lack of conviction by a bunch of naughty 12 year-olds desperate for attention.
| Original Score: 0/0
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
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Ruth McCann
Washington Post
May 24, 2010
You need a great character to make a bad thing good, and the action comedy MacGruber is sadly short on great characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
May 26, 2010
Its core joke is decades late, and any nostalgic retro-pastiche the Richard Dean Anderson show might have held in American culture has been thoroughly used up already by The Simpsons and a 2006 Super Bowl commercial for Mastercard.
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
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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