Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Oct 23, 2012
    70
    Surprisingly, character actor Sam Anderson winds up stealing a lot of the film as Bruce and Frank's dad. He can take a line as innocuous as "We don't have cars right now. Bruce stole them for drugs" and turn it into something hilarious.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 14, 2012
    30
    Self-destructs in its quest for comic outrageousness.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 12, 2012
    100
    A vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness.
  4. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 11, 2012
    38
    A raunchy, sporadically funny comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Joel Arnold
    Oct 11, 2012
    30
    Tragically unfunny, Frankie is occasionally elevated by some of its gifted and game cast, but the film's nasty, comedically incoherent script limits its potential.
  6. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Oct 10, 2012
    50
    Everyone plays against type in 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom, none more so than Ron Perlman, who has a small role as a post-op transsexual hacker.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 9, 2012
    40
    Less inept than its worst-of-the-year title suggests, 3, 2, 1 . . . Frankie Go Boom nonetheless proves too ramshackle and aimless to ever achieve true absurdity.
  8. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Oct 9, 2012
    63
    The film never really goes soft, as Jordan Roberts never loses sight of the fact that these toxic nincompoops are authentically bad for one another.
  9. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Oct 9, 2012
    40
    Lovers of the TV biker drama may find pleasure in the duo's surreal scenes together, but everyone else will likely view this story about a writer (Hunnam), his film-obsessed drug-addict brother (Chris O'Dowd) and a viral amateur-porn movie as one limp farce.

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