Adapted from the same-named series of Saturday Night Live short comedic sketches about a clueless, angsty soldier of fortune whose talkative nature habitually prevents him from disabling a series of bombs, the willfully crude and vulgar action-comedy MacGruber should end the series of big screen bombs adapted from the show. A foul-mouthed send-up of testosterone-infused, small-budgeted '80s action flicks, MacGruber is more of a functional than revelatory success — its script doesn't really substantially or satisfyingly delve into a number of amusing character defects it sets up for its self-involved hero. But there's undeniably a woolly, shambling charm to the film, particularly in the contrast found between Will Forte's blustery, buffoonish performance, and Kristen Wiig's tight-lipped, nervous energy. For the full review, from Screen International, click here. (Universal, R, 90 minutes)


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