Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    60
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    How much mileage can a comedy get from a single joke? Quite a bit, judging from the guffaws-to-groaners ratio in MacGruber.
  3. The meal here is mainly nostalgia, larded with a thick sauce of irony.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    60
    While this jury-rigged exercise may not be an explosion of laughs, it's no dud, either.
  5. 58
    It isn’t exactly good, but for audiences in search of nothing more than a few silly chuckles, it should prove good enough.
  6. 50
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    All thing considered, MacGruber’ is a lot better than it should be. That still doesn’t mean it’s all that great.
  8. 50
    Will Forte plays his pitifully deluded creation to the hilt in a penknife movie. There's a lot of material here that only occasionally succeeds on Forte's insanely focused performance.
  9. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    50
    MacGruber dutifully rehearses the genre's standbys -- so dutifully, at times, that the joke disappears altogether.
  10. The result is a naughty throwaway in all senses of the word.
  11. Reviewed by: Nick de Semlyen
    40
    More Pistachio Disguisey than Austin Powers, this cheapjack comedy is nowhere near as ingenious as the man it sends up.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 10 out of 42
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 31, 2010
    8
    At first it's slow, cliched, and even tasteless, but the movie eventually gets REALLY funny. Will Forte really freaks me out when his At first it's slow, cliched, and even tasteless, but the movie eventually gets REALLY funny. Will Forte really freaks me out when his eyes and mouth are all the way open, but MacGruber is the most badass protagonist so far this year. Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2010
    10
    Haters wanna hate. Lovers wanna love. I dont even want, none of the above. I want to piss on you. Yes I do. Ill piss on you. Ill pee on you.Haters wanna hate. Lovers wanna love. I dont even want, none of the above. I want to piss on you. Yes I do. Ill piss on you. Ill pee on you. Drip-drip-drip. Full Review »
  3. Sep 26, 2010
    9
    I didn't expect it but it was a hilarious movie. A lot of very funny jokes and situations, funny and well played characters. Good cast andI didn't expect it but it was a hilarious movie. A lot of very funny jokes and situations, funny and well played characters. Good cast and acting. Overall, a very good comedy. Full Review »