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Rated R · 90 minutes · 2010

Action, Comedy
Will Forte is a talented, funny guy, and I would like to see him make a successful transition from Saturday Night Live to the big screen. Unfortunately for Forte, MacGruber, his first starring big-screen role, is far from a success. While Forte gives it his all, and fellow SNL writer Jorma Taccone makes a valiant effort in his feature-directing debut, the 90-second sketch doesn’t prove itself worthy of a big-screen treatment. The recurring sketch has been good for a laugh or two on SNL. Most recently, MacGruber—an homage to TV action-hero MacGyver—tried to diffuse a bomb while dealing with his unnatural attraction to his grandma (played by Betty White in her SNL hosting debut). On the big screen, MacGruber battles the evil Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer) and his hijacked nuclear bomb. The MacGruber premise gets stretched too thin—and Forte shouldn’t quit his TV job quite yet.


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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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Portland Mercury MaaacGruuuuuber! MacGruber: The first good SNL movie in 18 years. by Erik Henriksen 05/20/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week MacGruber, Shrek Forever After, Yeardley 05/20/2010
The Coast Halifax MacGruber embarrasses itself Star Will Forte is the only hero in this action fail. by Mark Palermo 05/20/2010

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