This film is based on some Saturday Night Live sketches and is a spoof of the MacGyver TV show. I’ve not seen the SNL sketches and a lot of films based on TV shows or sketches don’t live up to the originals, but this film is very funny. Its adult humour and sometimes quite un-PC, but its always on the mark. From fairly short cameos by 6 WWE wrestlers, Val Kilmer as the bad guy and a couple of the women from the film Bridesmaids, this film has it all. The good production values mean this film doesn’t look cheap and Will Forte as the lead character manages to convince you that MacGruber is either insane or a genius. You just can’t work out which!
At a runtime of 90 minutes it does what it needs to do and doesn’t outstay its welcome. Some of the humour is a bit silly, and maybe that’s why the IMDb/Metascore is as low as it is, but do yourself a favour and watch this when you have an hour an a half to spare. A fun film that doesn’t take itself serious at all.