63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The movie shoves McCarthy and Sarandon in a car together quickly, without much in the way of expository set-up.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Tammy, in the end, feels like a pulled punch. McCarthy promises a haymaker she never quite delivers.
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63

RogerEbert.com

McCarthy is aggressive and foul-mouthed while Sarandon is sensible and laid-back. And they’re clearly destined for trouble, which leads to solid if scattered laughs.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
When you’re balancing ridiculous slapstick right out of a live-action cartoon with well-written, well-acted scenes that feel completely of this world, that’s a tough balancing act, and “Tammy” isn’t quite up to the task on a consistent basis.
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59

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
Basically a drama-in-disguise. Unfortunately, it’s a formulaic and extremely uneven one, albeit with a number of sympathetic performances.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The fact that it stars the extremely funny Melissa McCarthy is both its saving grace and incredibly frustrating.
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
Falcone’s attempts to spin this flat, formulaic comedy into an affecting character drama are frustrated by filmmaking choices that work against a sense of persuasive reality.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Where 1991's "Thelma & Louise" was funny and action-filled, Tammy's story is thin, cringe-inducing and, worst of all for a comedy, not funny. Jokes land with a thud and the pacing is leaden.
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33

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
Tammy is a mess, and it feels like a real misstep for this rising star.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It’s a waste of a good cast as well as a serious trip-wire for McCarthy, who may know what’s best for her talents but, on the evidence, needs a deft-handed outsider to make sure she’s maximizing them.
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39 out of 100
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