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Unfinished Business (2015)



Critic Consensus: Unfocused and unfunny, Unfinished Business lives down to its title with a slipshod screenplay and poorly directed performances that would have been better left unreleased.

Movie Info

A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. (c) Foxmore
Rating: R (for some strong risque sexual content/graphic nudity, and for language and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steven Conrad
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 16, 2015
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Vince Vaughn
as Dan Trunkman
Tom Wilkinson
as Timothy McWinters
Dave Franco
as Mike Pancake
James Marsden
as Jim Spinch
Nick Frost
as Bill Whilmsley
Sienna Miller
as Chuck Portnoy
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Critic Reviews for Unfinished Business

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (23)

The movie gets dumber and more desperate as it goes.

Full Review… | March 20, 2015
Top Critic

Little contained in this misfire of a film works and the few successful things are dragged out to the point where they die a lingering death.

Full Review… | March 8, 2015
Top Critic

Shallow, dimwitted and inept. Makes "The Hangover" look like "Glengarry Glen Ross."

Full Review… | March 6, 2015
Top Critic

The only apparent "Unfinished Business" at hand in Vince Vaughn's latest is torpedoing the last remains of the actor's comedy career.

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

While not without big laughs, Unfinished Business never quite connects; it's just shy of the finish line, despite some very funny surprises along the way.

Full Review… | February 23, 2016
The Film Stage

The most important unfinished business here is Steve Conrad's slapdash script, with its shifting tones, forced jokes and gaping plot holes.

Full Review… | May 30, 2015
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Unfinished Business

Dan: The first rule is: show the client a good time.

I like Vince Vaughn and have tried to support his efforts over the years, but what are we doing here? At some point in the scripting of this film about three men going on a business trip to Germany, the creative decision was to have a character named Mike Pancake, because silly last names equal laughs. Later on, that same character (who we come to learn is mentally challenged) slips and falls face first into an exposed penis. Maybe you weren't expecting me to explain a penis gag in the opening paragraph of a review for Unfinished Business, but hey, I was not really expecting to see so many in the film as a whole either. This is just one of many haphazardly assembled 'jokes' thrown at the wall in this aggressively unfunny comedy.

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Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer

I laughed at a couple bits but most of it was just dumb humour, not funny humour but really really dumb humour. Really raunchy humour.

I like Vince Vaughn but he makes a lot of dumb comedies. "Dodgeball" was ok and so was "Wedding Crashers" but most of his movies are just dumb.

Jim P.
Jim Pasier

Super Reviewer

It is officially the lowest of low points for Vince Vaughn in the comedy game. Not only does it lack anything close to a laugh that is meant to feel meaningful or hearty, it doesn't even compliment that with an emotionally engaging side-story behind it all.

Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco seemed like they were given zero direction on how to act for their roles. Now, I get Franco fits the bill more so than anyone forced to be in this film, but even he sinks to a point of no return for forced performances as a supporting stage dummy.

But it wasn't just the performances that ruined this movie. The storyline seemed to keep repeating the same problems over and over again every 15 minutes. It was like watching the same train wreck on repeat without much of a resolve until the very end. But that train wreck kept happening the same way every single time.

Unfinished Business is an apt title for this dumpster fire. It felt unfinished and ultimately unwatchable for 90 minutes.

Lane Zieben
Lane Zieben

Super Reviewer

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