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Tammy

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

July 02, 2014

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Ben Falcone

Starring :

Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Ben Falcone, Mia Rose Frampton, Mark L. Young

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..this pastiche of sitcomy episodes never gels into a plot..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
2.5 of 4

“..this is a genuinely amusing film. Just be sure to arrive punctually..”
by David Hiltbrand [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..there's nothing about this movie that's either so bad or so good that it sticks in the memory. The uneven comedy offers a few sporadic chuckles but it's neither extreme enough nor inventive enough to allow for more..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..McCarthy plays to her strengths but misses the mark in this uneven comedy..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2 of 4

“..as a story, Tammy is predictable: odd couple on the open road - high jinks and interpersonal drama ensue. As a script it is uneven and tonally inconsistent - best as a brainless, gross-out comedy, less successful when striving for emotional poignancy..”
by Courtney Shea [Globe and Mail]
1.5 of 4

“.."Tammy" tries to be many things: road movie, coming-of-age-in-middle-age comedy, rom-com, poignant drama about family relationships, slapstick comedy. It does none of these things very well because it's trying too hard..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
Review rate : C-

“.."Tammy" is a road trip movie that veers all over the place..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
“.."Tammy" is a bummer, not least because McCarthy's fans know she's better than this. We all miss Sookie, but we miss Melissa even more..”
by Ann Hornaday [Washington Post]
2 of 5

“.."Tammy" had potential. McCarthy's first moments are the classic comedy outcast-loser introduction, similar to Bill Murray's in "Stripes." But it quickly meanders, losing steam until the long sojourn at the lesbian party..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
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FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
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A LA MALA :

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