The Boss Reviews

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April 2, 2019
A 25-minute sitcom episode overstretched and underfilled to make 90 minutes feel like a life sentence.
February 21, 2019
The crudeness of the comedy won't be for everyone, but I took a fair measure of enjoyment in watching a Girl Scout gang war break out in a quiet, posh neighborhood.
January 15, 2019
Dinklage deserves better. Actually the whole cast deserves better.
December 10, 2018
[Melissa] McCarthy has an ability to elevate so-so material to a level that allows McCarthy to shine in every scene. It's just difficult to find those who can keep up with her energy.
October 25, 2018
Rarely do I whip through a review as quickly as this, but there is so little worth mentioning here that I think I'd rather get back to my dessert tray than dwell on this any longer.
August 31, 2018
"The Boss" forces all its characters on us and doesn't have a direction that justifies any of the events in the film. A disappointing comedy that struggles to keep its story afloat.
March 22, 2018
McCarthy had been on an upswing with her films, like last year's Spy, but as disgraced business mogul Darnell, she's surprisingly unfunny.
March 7, 2018
Movies don't need to have sophisticated plots, but they do need to make sense.
December 5, 2017
Peter Dinklage is far too talented to be showing up in garbage comedies like this
November 20, 2017
The Boss, directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, is a comedic flatline: poorly paced, flaccidly scripted, morally disjointed.
October 23, 2017
One for established fans only, I think.
October 14, 2017
With a better director, The Boss could maybe be a B-, but [Ben] Falcone's flat, inert direction dooms it to C status.
September 21, 2017
Someone please tell Melissa McCarthy to stop working with her writer-director husband Ben Falcone.
September 12, 2017
Leading a pack that includes Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Dave Bautista and Kathy Bates, McCarthy seems ready to prove she's The Boss of bosses.
August 25, 2017
While the plot is your basic paint-by-numbers remake of Uncle Buck (bad person gets adopted by good family, becomes good person), McCarthy turns on the focus, cranks up the pratfalls, and reminds you once again that she really knows what she's doing.
August 14, 2017
. . .each of the movie's potential highs loses direction and intensity too soon to establish any foundation of empathy from the audience toward her, likable or not.
January 1, 2017
You can put Melissa McCarthy in pretty much anything and expect to see it elevated as a result. Certainly she does this here: it'd be nothing at all without her. But even with her it's not enough.
December 31, 2016
McCarthy is a brilliant physical comedian. But boy, does she need a decent director.
December 27, 2016
It's not funny or inspirational, just loud and trite.
December 18, 2016
[McCarthy is] deliciously dry, harsh, funny, a fine physical comedian. She excels as weird supporting characters... Since her early films, however, she's tried to push herself as an improbable leading woman.
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