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MacGruber Reviews

June 1, 2010
A film that poses a philosophical question fundamental to our inquiry here, namely: "Why does this exist?"
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 1, 2010
Some of these two minute sketches look a little thin at 87 to 92 minutes.
May 24, 2010
You need a great character to make a bad thing good, and the action comedy MacGruber is sadly short on great characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 24, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 24, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2010
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
MacGruber alternates quick bursts of laugh-out-loud funniness with long dry stretches. It isn't exactly good, but for audiences in search of nothing more than a few silly chuckles, it should prove good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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)
May 23, 2010
... [succeeds] as a laser-sharp parody of all stripes of cliché-laden action blockbusters [and] as a consistently hilarious bad taste farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 21, 2010
Today we dig anti-comedy, thinking that we discovered the joke, and director Jorma Taccone understands that odd tone of straight-faced, almost surrealist bluster
Read More | Original Score: B
May 21, 2010
While this jury-rigged exercise may not be an explosion of laughs, it's no dud, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2010
The bibs and bobs are all in place, but the life-saving device never quite works as planned.
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 21, 2010
All thing considered, MacGruber is a lot better than it should be. That still doesn't mean it's all that great.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 21, 2010
A naughty throwaway in all senses of the word throwaway -- 90 minutes of talented performers doing and saying dumb, crude stuff in pursuit of an elusive laugh, in a disposable action-comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 21, 2010
How much mileage can a comedy get from a single joke? Quite a bit, judging from the guffaws-to-groaners ratio in MacGruber...
May 21, 2010
To call MacGruber a total bomb is a bit much, but this comedy-action flick sure feels like it was put together with gum, shoelaces and a couple of sticky Twizzlers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 21, 2010
It's MacAwful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 21, 2010
There's a reason you've never seen the words "Will Forte" topping the billing of a major motion picture. After the throbbing flameball of unfunny that is MacGruber, you never will again.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
May 21, 2010
It's really funny for about 15 minutes, mildly amusing for 30 more and a bit of a bore for its other half.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 21, 2010
MacGruber manages to move beyond sketch comedy dimensions, but at 99 minutes, it's still a reach.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2010
Another one of those flicks where anything worth laughing at is contained in the commercials.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 20, 2010
MacGruber breaks the jinx by putting the skit in the context of a 1980s action movie and creating its own brand of explosive lunacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2010
A jerry-rigged contraption whose rubber-bands-and-baking-soda construction is lucky to work once and then fall apart.