Killing Gunther Reviews

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July 23, 2019
Schwarzenegger's presence should have given for an infinitely more solid parody. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 8, 2019
A cautionary tale about the modern assumption one can achieve fame through a single act rather than putting the work in, the amiable if messy Killing Gunther is saved by Schwarzenegger's exuberant portrayal of the World's Top Assassin (yes, another one!)
November 2, 2018
There are few things more cinematically painful than watching a cast work really hard to make you laugh and fail with consistency. That's the experience that Killing Gunther offers, and it is a rough watch.
March 24, 2018
...a fairly interminable experience...
March 21, 2018
Too smart for the 'wacky comedy' box and too outrageously playful to sit alongside standard action fare, Killing Gunther is nevertheless destined to find an audience who will watch it again and again.
March 15, 2018
Your mileage will likely come down to your fondness for the sorts of hitman action movies that are being sent up.
December 20, 2017
I liked Killing Gunther enough to recommend it. Look, comedies are meant to make you laugh. I have a low threshold for silliness, and I am a fan of the cast.
October 21, 2017
Schwarzenegger has a great time hamming it up, and we have almost as much fun watching him have fun.
October 21, 2017
Arnold Schwarzenegger provides a jolt of energy to the final half-hour of this otherwise lackluster satire about bickering hitmen, as he sends up his image and action tropes in general with freewheeling bravado.
October 20, 2017
Won't be the comeback Schwarzenegger fans may be hoping for, but there are enough funny moments in Killam's directorial debut to augur a promising future in film comedy.
October 20, 2017
More than anything, Killing Gunther demonstrates that Christopher Guest has a lot to atone for with his pioneering of the mockumentary, which has become the lazy, go-to style for low-budget comedies.
October 20, 2017
All anybody's expecting is rapid-fire absurdities and Three Stooges violence, which Killam serves up aplenty.
October 20, 2017
[A]t least one can watch the movie to see evidence that everyone here is having a good time ... Where's our good time?
October 20, 2017
Although the production is sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.
October 19, 2017
Considering the talent involved in Killing Gunther, and the star name attached to raise its profile, you can't help but feel underwhelmed by it as both a comedy and a spectacle.
October 19, 2017
An amusing if dispensable mockumentary from former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Taran Killam, who wrote, directed and stars.
October 19, 2017
...until Gunther actually shows up, it's a case of rinse-lather-repeat, as each killer basically has one key trait that's played for laughs in the same way again and again.
October 19, 2017
Confident work with some sharp, impish performances and a chance to see Schwarzenegger play as loose as he's even been, keeping up with the practiced comedians in his own inimitable fashion.
October 19, 2017
Sure, it's a bit much to have [Schwarzenegger] knowingly quoting a bunch of his old catchphrases, but he's having so much fun that it's hard to care.
October 18, 2017
It's little more than a diverting sketch, but its characters justify its ninety minutes, and Killam's unremitting enthusiasm is occasionally contagious.
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