The Boss Reviews

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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.
December 4, 2016
The Boss is not actually good. Melissa McCarthy is actually great in it, however.
August 10, 2016
There's something irrepressible about McCarthy's shtick. Her foul-mouthed rants are always amusing, even when they're not quite laugh-out-loud funny.
July 12, 2016
Sergeant Bilko meets Horatio Alger in this flick of solid goofiness and a rollicking good time.
June 21, 2016
A film that is both funny and works to McCarthy's strengths. It is a little over the top at times (and a little more "adult" than you might expect) but it's definitely a film that will make you laugh out loud.
June 20, 2016
The Boss has its moments and a first-rate cast, but considering the level of talent involved, just doesn't quite get the job done.
June 13, 2016
Bell makes for a plucky foil and Peter Dinklage is dependably dotty as a rival captain of industry. If only there was just a bit more meat on The Boss's funny bone.
June 12, 2016
The confidently modest McCarthy creates her own happy endings. Make a date with this woman and you'll TF it's Friday.
June 12, 2016
Racks up enough laughs to justify the ticket price.
June 10, 2016
McCarthy gives a terrific performance in a film that, even charitably, can only be described as so-so.
June 9, 2016
It gets schmaltzy, sags heavily in the middle and has gags that would cause outrage were genders reversed, but if you're looking for a LOL-fest this is, erm, boss.
June 9, 2016
McCarthy's superlative ability to riff on a theme provides some good laughs - check out the scene where she casts a critical eye over Claire as she's about to go out on a date.
June 6, 2016
It's a proficient but forgettable comedy well-suited to the raucous nature of its star.
May 14, 2016
Hot on the heels of Spy, Melissa McCarthy strikes while her iron's hot with another pleasing lark, this one featuring one of her more daring performances... It's pretty impressive.
April 26, 2016
Many modern comedies don't have much in the way of laughs or serviceable plots. That The Boss manages to land an admirable number of jokes while almost telling its story in a satisfactory manner feels like a triumph.
April 19, 2016
McCarthy puts on a good show, whether you prefer absurdly implausible slapstick or shocking insults or awkward and comically violent gags involving female anatomy.
April 14, 2016
The Boss is a cynical, obscenity-dipped comedy about how the American Dream can be imagined, won, lost and won again, complete with gross-outs and gags contemplating bodily functions.
April 14, 2016
What I appreciate is that McCarthy isn't just sticking to what she knows and churning out sequels to her previously successful films. Instead she's challenging herself to be funny in different realms.
April 13, 2016
I kept watching to see what McCarthy was going to do next, and I usually enjoyed whatever it was. In a movie like this, that's really all that matters.
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