Released: May 21st, 2010
Starring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer
Director: Jorma Taccone
Tomatometer reading: 47%
Why it's better than it looks: Apparently critics hate when grown men stick celery sticks up their butts and dance around like the Coppertone baby. That's just one of the odd turns in MacGruber, a Saturday Night Live sketch blown out to a frantic, hilarious '90s action-movie spoof. Forte's is a formidable dimwit, an Inspector Clouseau flailing in a Michael Bay plotline. The jokes in MacGruber go broad ("Tell me who you want me to fuck!" the hero begs to a military superior) and psychotic ("KFBR392... KFBR392"), but never safe, which may explain its splattered legacy.
Where to see it: Rent on iTunes, Amazon, PlayStation Video, and YouTube
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