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MacGruber (2010)

MacGruber (2010)



Critic Consensus: It too often mistakes shock value for real humor, but MacGruber is better than many SNL films -- and better than it probably should be.

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Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that's been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, MacGruber figures he's the only one tough enough for the job. Assembling an elite team of experts--Lt. Dixon Piper and Vicki St. Elmo--MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.

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Will Forte
as MacGruber
Kristen Wiig
as Vicki St. Elmo
Ryan Phillippe
as Lieutenant Dixon Piper
Powers Boothe
as Colonel Faith
Val Kilmer
as Dieter Von Cunth
Rhys Coiro
as Yerik Novikov
Timothy V. Murphy
as Constantine
Tim Murphy
as Constantine
Kevin Skousen
as Senator Garver
Tim Skousen
as Senator Garver
Chris Jericho
as Frank Korver
Mark Henry
as Tut Beemer
as Vernon Freedom
Dalip Singh
as Tug Phelps
Great Khali
as Tug Phelps
Paul Wight
as Brick Hughes
Brandon Trost
as Brick's Boyfriend
Chris Kittinger
as Man in Tuxedo
Derek Mears
as Large Henchman
Vic Browder
as Control Room Guard
Russ Dillen
as Commander
Michael Aragon
as Machine Room Guard
Chad Brummett
as Military Officer
Sandra Wood
as Nude Model
Matt Wood
as Bartender
Mark Dimitrijevic
as Man in Café
Alan D'Antoni
as Russian Guard
Cajardo Lindsey
as Railroad Guard #1
Laurence Chavez
as Railroad Guard #2/Compound Guard #2
Matt Christmas
as Railroad Guard #3
Michael Owen
as Railroad Bodyguard
Edward A. Duran
as Compound Guard #1
Tomas Sanchez
as Compound Guard #3
Bobby Burns
as Compound Guard #4
Bill Leaman
as Compound Guard #5
Willie Weber
as Compound Guard #6
Alan Tafoya
as Charging Guard
Michelle Waterson
as Club Babe #1
Jason Trost
as Smoking Guard
Milos Milicevic
as KFBR392 Guy
Christina Rouner
as News Anchor
Eugene Nosoff
as Russian Radio Voice
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Critic Reviews for MacGruber

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (24)

A film that poses a philosophical question fundamental to our inquiry here, namely: "Why does this exist?"

June 1, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

Some of these two minute sketches look a little thin at 87 to 92 minutes.

June 1, 2010

You need a great character to make a bad thing good, and the action comedy MacGruber is sadly short on great characters.

May 24, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 24, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

MacGruber is by no means a work of genius, or a piece of art, or even very good. But Forte and company have managed to make crude and lewd dunderheadedness laugh-out-loud funny here and there, and that, I guess, is something of an achievement.

May 24, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's a conceptual flaw at this movie's heart: By the very nature of the sketch, MacGruber can't succeed on the big screen.

May 24, 2010 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for MacGruber

It's one joke, stretched over 90 minutes... I don't know that anyone expected this to be good, or really, what the purpose of writing a review about it would be. What you see is what you get: a series of decent gags, the occasional one hilarious, strung together lazily with something resembling a plot, in which MacGruber has to overcome his baggage and his incompetence in order to take down the villain, Dieter Cunth - great name - played by Val Kilmer, who is still alive, I guess... and to his credit, can still act decently. Kristen Wiig is always funny, and Ryan Phillippe is quite good as the straight man, too, but as most would anticipate, there's not much here. A forgettable indulgence.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

I only own a film if I can watch it again and again and again and still enjoy it. Which I can do with this film. It's stupid and I think it's basicaly all the jokes Forte and Taccone couldn't get into SNL. But damnit it's funny. This was the first sign that Wiig was going to be the comdey Queen, even in movies.

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer

Such a great transformation of MacGruber from SNL to the big screen. Highly recommended for fans of the MacGruber segments on SNL. Forte & Wiig together in this movie have natural chemistry and are a class act. Maya Rudolph's character, even though not in the movie a lot, is great & who could forget Ryan Phillippe's, Piper or Val Kilmer's, Dieter Von Cunth. Memorable characters and lines come together to make this movie the perfect movie for any season.

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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