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MacGruber

Overview


Genre :

Action, Comedy

Release Date :

May 21, 2010

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jorma Taccone

Starring :

Will Forte, Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, Maya Rudolph, Rhys Coiro

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1.5 of 4

“..this adaptation misses even the most obvious of opportunities. What's left is as pieced together as one of its heroes many "gadgets"..”
by Joe Lozito [Big Picture Big Sound]
4 of 5

“..The spirit of Frank Drebin lives on..”
by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film]
Review rate : B+

“..The R-rating is welcome here, shaping a filthy funhouse environment to go along with the spurts of comedic violence, making "MacGruber" more of a rollicking good time than it had any right to be..”
by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]
1 of 4

“..that ain't funny..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
“..prepare to laugh your ass off..”
by John P. Meyer [Pegasus News]
2.5 of 4

“..MacGruber" is the best movie based on a "Saturday Night Live" sketch since "Wayne's World"..”
by L. Kent Wolgamott [Lincoln Journal Star]
3 of 4

“..MacGruber breaks the jinx by putting the skit in the context of a 1980s action movie and creating its own brand of explosive lunacy..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1 of 4

“..Hmm. Stink: The Movie. Oh wait; that's already been made..”
by Rob Salem [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..Funny as it sometimes is, MacGruber is still a comedy for people juvenile enough to laugh at every f-bomb as though it's the first time they've ever heard a word that naughty..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
“..easy to watch and consistently funny, even if it is as substantial as a merengue..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]
2.5 of 5

“..Celebrating the fine art, and the very small sub-genre, of the pyrotechnically fuelled action comedy, MacGruber blows stuff up - but it doesn't blow - marking one of the bigger surprises of the summer movie season..”
by Katherine Monk [Canwest News Service]
“..All thing considered, "MacGruber" is a lot better than it should be. That still doesn't mean it's all that great..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“.."Saturday Night Live"-derived '80s spoof does its best with very thin material..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]

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