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Rated R · 90 minutes · 2010
Constructing a feature-length comedy around a Saturday Night Live character has always been a fool's errand, but luckily for Will Forte, his demented special-ops warrior MacGruber (conceived as a parody of the ultra-resourceful TV hero MacGyver) slots neatly into the formula of the fireball-laden summer action flick. As a result, this keeps chugging along even when the vainglorious and profoundly incompetent MacGruber begins to remind you of one too many Will Ferrell characters. The genre-spoof elements are pretty stale (slow-motion shots of the characters crying out in rage, or strutting toward the camera with an explosion behind them), but the movie scores a few laughs with its startling use of bloody R-rated violence, and there are enjoyable turns by Kristen Wiig (as MacGruber's sidekick), Val Kilmer (as the international bad guy), and Powers Boothe (as the good guys' commanding officer). Jorman Taccone directed; with Ryan Philippe and Maya Rudolph.
Official Site: iamrogue.com/macgruber
Director: Jorma Taccone
Producer: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Akiva Schaffer, Seth Meyers and Erin David
Cast: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe, Maya Rudolph, Rhys Coiro, Andy Mackenzie, Jasper Cole, Tim Murphy, Kevin Skousen, Robert Reid, Jimmy Giesler, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, M.V.P., The Khali, Kane, The Big Show and Brandon Trost

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