Will Forte brings his Saturday Night Live character MacGruber to the screen with this action comedy directed by Jorma Taccone. After bad guys killed his wife (Maya Rudolph), soldier of fortune MacGruber (Forte) devoted his life to peace. But when his old nemesis (Val Kilmer) gets control of a nuclear weapon, MacGruber's former boss (Powers Boothe) convinces him to risk life and limb one more time with the help of a new team (Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe). ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rent movies and games by mail without a monthly subscription and pay only for the movies and games you want. Blockbuster By Mail Subscribers can use it to get even more rentals each month. You'll have 7 days to watch, then return in the prepaid mailer.
No subscription required. Usually ships in 24 hours.
Blockbuster Instant Video
Watch thousands of movies instantly on your TV, tablet, mobile phone or computer with no monthly subscription.
You pay only for what you watch.
I wanted to love "MacGruber". But the fact is, this movie is just dissapointing. The problem with it, is that it's exactly what everyone was thinking. "How do you turn a 90 second sketch into a 90 minute movie?" In this case, they couldn't. Not really. It's literally like they were "winging it" when they wrote the script. And even though MacGruber's a cartoon, they set up everything in a very realistic like setting. So it doesn't even work as a comedy, and comes off like an action movie wannabe. There's no real plot here, and worse of all, MacGruber is not even likable, whatsoever. He's a coward and a buffoon and seems to have no skills in anything. And WHY even have the Ryan Phillipe character? Isn't that supposed to be Vicki St. Elmo in the role as the competent sidekick? MacGruber looks like it had potential, but the writers didn't even bother to think about writing this as a good movie. It's just an attempt to make money and nothing more.
I wasn't expecting much from this movie to start with and I gotta tell you, I was not disappointed. Lame jokes ( if you can call them jokes ) dry, stale humor and predictible actions take over the movie. SNL should have been taken off the air years ago and this is another reason why. The movie is so dumb in some places, you have to actually laugh for wasting $11 to see it. There are lots of better films out there and this isn't one of them. If you feel you have to, wait until you can rent it.