75

Premiere

MacGruber is crude. It’s obscene. The dialogue is puerile and the jokes adolescent. And for the most part, it's hilarious: a bawdy riot drunk on impropriety, which is why the movie works.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
How the hell can you take an SNL skit that runs 90 seconds and stretch it to a 90-minute feature? Sounds excruciating. But MacGruber breaks the jinx by putting the skit in the context of a 1980s action movie and creating its own brand of explosive lunacy.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
MacGruber never gathers any momentum. Once in a while a funny line or absurd sight gag will amble into the foreground, only to recede immediately in the rear-view mirror of memory.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Utterly disposable but diverting, MacGruber manages to spin feature-length product out of an idea that few would try expanding beyond a "Saturday Night Live" skit.
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50

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Kilmer makes a worthy, if somewhat underscripted villain. And some of the bits -- MacGruber idiotically setting traps that the bad guys never fall for -- tickle. But this still feels instantly dated, a "Hot Rod in a Role Models" era.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
All thing considered, MacGruber’ is a lot better than it should be. That still doesn’t mean it’s all that great.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is a naughty throwaway in all senses of the word.
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38

Washington Post

For all the wacky, taboo, parodic situations that MacGruber plunges into, the film seems content to simply point at its hero, yell "What a schmuck!" and leave it at that.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
To call MacGruber"a total bomb is a bit much, but this comedy-action flick sure feels like it was put together with gum, shoelaces and a couple of sticky Twizzlers.
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43 out of 100
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