MacGruberMay 21, 2010
Ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 5.4/10 (18,178 voted)
Critic's Score: 43/100
Stars: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer
In the Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Eastern Siberia, the criminal Dieter Von Cunth robs a Russian X5 nuclear warhead. Colonel James Faith travels to Rio Bamba, Ecuador, with the efficient Lieutenant Dixon Piper to summon the retired special operative MacGruber to retrieve the X5. MacGruber is considered deceased after the death of his beloved wife Casey by his archenemy Cunth in their wedding. MacGruber teams up with Piper and Vicki St. Elmo and they learn that the evil Cunth intends to use the warhead to destroy Washington D.C.
Writers: Will Forte, John Solomon
Vicki St. Elmo
Lt. Dixon Piper
Dieter Von Cunth
Col. James Faith
Timothy V. Murphy
(as Jimmy G. Giesler)
The Ultimate Tool
Release Date: 21 May 2010
Filming Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,043,495
(23 May 2010)
(6 June 2010)
Did You Know?
According to director Jorma Taccone, the first draft of the script was 175 pages.
When Jeff throws MacGruber out of Cunth's gambling room and then break's Macgruber's Blaupunkt, it is undamaged when Jeff bangs it against the window frame. But when he throws it next to MacGruber it is prominently damaged, with the housing bent way out of shape.
You're loco, man! Subtitles: "You're crazy, man!"
Trashy at times, but most always funny
Seeing as there are only 14 reviews at the time of writing this, I
decided to add my say.
Most importantly this movie needs to be viewed as it is intended. It is
a parody of what I'll dub as the 80's action sub-genre. Parodies have
to be measured on a separate scale. In my opinion they're generally
silly movies with goofy characters, ridiculous plots, and a few
cringe-worthy moments. They are this way because of their nature; they
exist to poke fun at prior works or themes. The good parodies are
really enjoyable, and I classify MacGruber as a good parody.
I saw this at my local theater last night and while there weren't many
other viewers, there was an almost steady stream of laughs throughout
the movie. MacGruber picks up fast and lays out the comedy. There
weren't any lapses where I was checking my watch.
However, to enjoy this movie you must be able to stomach some raunch.
More than once I instinctively put my hand over my eyes shaking my head
in somewhat disbelief that they "went there." However, at each of these
times, I was still laughing, as was much of the audience. This movie
pushes the limits, but if you can handle it, you'll come out with a
smile on your face and chuckle as you think back on the ridiculousness
of it all.