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MacGruber Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
It's not just him badly defusing bombs over and over. It's much stupider (and smarter) than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elias Savada
Film Threat
October 15, 2010
My advice? Wear gloves, a surgical mask, and get the proper inoculations before entering the theatre. It's the first sexually transmitted comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 7, 2010
Big-screen SNL skit explodes with crass humor, sex, blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
September 3, 2010
It achieves wit in a realm where stupidity is too often deemed sufficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
July 6, 2010
Will Forte, director Jorma Taccone, and the sublime Kristen Wiig triumph with their own brand of unique, risky lunacy
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 19, 2010
If you're a fan of the SNL sketch, you'll like what you see here, though newcomers might be left asking why they bothered to adapt it for the big screen at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 18, 2010
It's ridiculous, crude and, most importantly, jaw-achingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
June 17, 2010
Throwaway but genuinely funny throughout, MacGruber plays like Hot Shots: Part Trois or a live-action Team America: World Police -- a summer six-pack movie that makes up for in laughs what it lacks in longevity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
June 16, 2010
MacGruber might be a wildly uneven ride, but it doesn't outstay its welcome and lined up against other Saturday Night Live productions it's hardly the worst of the bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 16, 2010
Unexpectedly, this feature-length cash-in on a mildly popular American comedy sketch is more fun than most of this year's bum-awful blockbuster crop put together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 16, 2010
Forte plays it commendably straight as a malfunctioning Chuck Norris while the cliches of the genre - obsession with manhood, a gurning megalomaniac and maverick methods - are soundly nailed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 16, 2010
MacGruber is patchy, underwritten and frequently lazy but the performances are good and there are enough big laughs here to compensate for its inadequacies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 11, 2010
... very funny, though not for the prim or prudish ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2010
Perhaps a satire of Nicolas Cage's Jerry Bruckheimer movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 2, 2010
Surprisingly, lots better than extended fart jokes
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Stephen Silver
The Trend
May 31, 2010
The thing that stands out about the film is just how raunchy it is- it's probably the dirtiest material ever connected to the "Saturday Night Live" brand in its 35 years.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
May 26, 2010
From one of Saturday Night Live's lamest recurring sketches comes one of its funniest spinoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
May 24, 2010
More of a functional than revelatory success. Still, there's undeniably a woolly, shambling charm here, particularly in the contrast between Forte's blustery performance and Wiig's tight-lipped, nervous energy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 24, 2010
Cut loose from the skit structure, screenwriters Forte, John Solomon and director Jorma Taccone seize upon a richer template, that of the ridiculous big-screen action-comedy refined by the Beverly Hills Cop movies.
| Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 24, 2010
The movie scores a few laughs with its startling use of bloody R-rated violence, and there are enjoyable turns by Kristen Wiig (as MacGruber's sidekick), Val Kilmer (as the international bad guy), and Powers Boothe (as the good guys' commanding officer)
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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