Making lifesaving inventions out of household materials ... 'MacGruber!'

The throwback parody of the TV series 'MacGyver' is the latest 'SNL' skit to get blown up into a full-length feature film. Not Ready for Primetime player Will Forte puts on the vest and the flannel as the the titular mullet-sporting DIY hero whose superior ability to save the day with a gum wrapper and a pen cap are hampered by his even more superior incompetence.

And true to MacGruber form, this film, helmed by 'SNL' vet and first-time feature director Jorma Taccone, finds the decorated soldier of fortune getting in and out of sticky situations. More specifically, MacGruber is called back from retirement and teams up with Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) in order to track down a nuclear warhead stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer).

According to the reviews, the crass stains don't stop with the names in this rated R action comedy. But will the latest 'SNL' skit to get the big-screen treatment go more in the way of 'Wayne's World' or 'A Night at the Roxbury'? Here's what the critics had to say.
categories Reviews