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Masterminds Reviews

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February 14, 2019
Masterminds isn't a total dud. Yes, it has its share of warts, but some of its faults are concealed nicely by a fun premise and a talented cast led by Zach Galifinakis, Kristin Wiig and Owen Wilson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 30, 2018
Painfully unfunny comedy that lacks every sense of wit, charm, and most of all competent filmmaking that should've stayed unreleased.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
November 12, 2018
If you love dumb movies about nothing then you will enjoy this film. If you expect comedies to have some sort of substance and actual funny actors, then you will not want to spend your money on this.
August 23, 2018
Where it fails is the characters. Attempting to strike a balance between warmth and the grotesque, I am here to tell you that the scales tip very, very far into the grotesque.
January 23, 2018
While Nacho Libre and Napoleon Dynamite have a certain charm and were made with a passion for filmmaking, Masterminds seems more like a movie that was made with a passion for making money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 21, 2017
At its best, the movie feels like an extended skit, but the script feels witless and is far too focused on moving along the convoluted plot.
August 14, 2017
This is a film made for a specific audience whose members delighted in the anachronistic eccentricities of Hess' past films. If you found those tedious or too outrageous, this isn't for you.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 31, 2016
All of these actors and filmmakers will do better work in the future, but Masterminds won't be on the top of anyone's résumé.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
November 9, 2016
Mmindless and senseless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 29, 2016
'Masterminds' is a constantly mean-spirited piece of work that's an insult to everyone who made it and everyone who watches it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
September 29, 2016
This movie is not for you. This movie is not for anyone. Except maybe for Lorne Michaels. It must make him feel good that he can still get movies made after all these years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 30, 2016
Masterminds stars some of the funniest names in comedy. Too bad the movie isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 17, 2016
Even though the film isn't completely despicable, the main problem lies in the inconsistencies and its cast. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 10, 2016
A trial and error comedy in which there are more errors than anything. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 2, 2016
With a couple of exceptions, everyone is some lazy, tired version of the village idiot. The only crime committed here is the assault on comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2016
McKinnon is wasted, Wilson is unconvincing as a hick and the whole film takes a very condescending view of people with low incomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2016
A film with scatological humor and simple gags product of a unoriginal and lazy script. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 1, 2016
The sentimentality, however, outweighs the humor, and even if the jokes were good it would become difficult to laugh because they are at the expense of this sad sack set of characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/10
October 5, 2016
It's just smart people acting like dumb people in a dumb movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
October 27, 2016
Masterminds has more joys than your average anaemic comedy, but none of them justify the time invested in going to the cinema.
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