Los Angeles Times - 05/22/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "Forte -- a worthy post-Will Ferrell clown in both deadpan or outburst modes -- handily establishes his gonzo comedy cred..."
Box Office - 05/21/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat makes Forte so funny is that he stalks through the flick cocksure and utterly deadpan..."
Movieline - 05/21/2010
"Wiig's timing is, as usual, perfect in its wiggly-waggly way..."
Premiere - 05/20/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "MacGruber turns into a raunchy love letter to Reagan-era, he-man action flicks, complete with explosions, machine guns and a team of action heroes..."
Rolling Stone - 06/10/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Forte is having a ball, and the feeling is contagious."
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).