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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.
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.
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.
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.
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)