Tammy Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 22, 2015
With its kitschy bald eagle sculpture, its lesbian-hosted Fourth of July party and its mid-robbery salute of a war veteran ('We appreciate your service'), the latest McCarthy road trip is a celebration of American opportunity but also a muddled misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
November 23, 2014
The character's jagged edges convey only McCarthy's star-vehicle opportunism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 10, 2014
[Star] McCarthy has so much more talent than what this unwatchable nonsense displays.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 10, 2014
Perpetually feels a few good jokes away from being really funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2014
When Melissa McCarthy tries cracking wise in front of the camera in what are obviously attempts at improvisation, man, those moments feel like they go on forever. And there's way too many of them. She strives for punchlines that never eventuate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
October 17, 2014
After Identity Thief (co-starring Jason Bateman) and The Heat (Sandra Bullock), Tammy marks the third film in a row to have McCarthy annoy, mistreat and then belatedly make amends with a mismatched sidekick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Evan Williams
The Australian
October 17, 2014
The filmmakers never quite find the balance between real-life experience and freewheeling nonsense that drives the best comic road movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eden Caceda
FILMINK (Australia)
October 16, 2014
The film is a mild imitation of a traditional slapstick comedy, and there's nothing here but a few laughs and an unsatisfying ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/20
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
October 16, 2014
[Something] in Tammy you wouldn't expect to see in a mainstream comedy [is] the romantic pairing of McCarthy with indie heartthrob Mark Duplass, reversing the formula of the male slob who gets the conventionally beautiful girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
October 15, 2014
A disaster as a comedy from the first frame to the last, the film is also smotheringly cloying, heaping more unearned sentimentality, false pathos and super-saccherinated schmaltz onto its "odd couple" than any adult should ever have to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 12, 2014
Contender for worst film of the year, Tammy is painful. If you are looking for a good laugh, a well-written script, engaging characters, quirky relationships, a story with heart and having a whale of a time, this Melissa McCarthy comedy is not it
Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 30, 2014
Too often, at least during its first half, Tammy feels like a case of been there, done something similar but not quite as over-the-top as that.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael A. Smith
September 21, 2014
Co-written by star McCarthy with her director (and real life husband) Falcone, "Tammy" is a dramadey that actually works best during its most serious moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
August 23, 2014
"Tammy" is a movie that is painful, pathetic, and more willing to engage in a joke about getting fingered by Boz Scaggs than anything even remotely introspective.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
August 6, 2014
Falls into that narrow crevice between cringe comedy and working-class drama. Then, deep underground, long out of the range of humour, it flails where no one can hear it, drawing scenes out into shapeless, squalid things.
Mark Hughes
August 1, 2014
... Tammy is Melissa McCarthy at her best, frank and raw but in a much more honest way than we've seen before.
July 31, 2014
Susan Sarandon is terrific; delivering a superb and shaded turn for what could have been a broad "rude grandma" phone-in.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
July 29, 2014
While there is little in the way of plot, "Tammy" is more character-based than the typical summer comedy, and it's held up by strong performances by McCarthy and a very game Sarandon.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Jorgenson
July 25, 2014
The screenplay contains some big laughs scattered between a series of labored and uninspired gags that don't play to the strengths of its stars.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
July 25, 2014
"Tammy" is tedious and dull, no matter how hard McCarthy tries to liven it up
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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