The Boss

The Boss

The Boss

Melissa McCarthy is a titan of industry sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading in this comedy from the director of Tammy. She emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, but those she screwed over are not so quick to forgive. Co-stars Peter Dinklage, Kristen Bell and Kathy Bates.

2016Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sexual references98 minsUSA
Comedy

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Variety

Variety

McCarthy coaxes forth just about every laugh and stray chuckle that could possibly have been extracted from the material.

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Time Out

Time Out

McCarthy can't save a comedy that wastes her gifts on a clichéd story of belated conscience.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

McCarthy is capable of much more than she’s allowing herself to do here.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Sometimes it's pleasurable enough just watching the most unlikely American comedy star since Bill Murray slip into a groove.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Many of The Boss’s troubles stem from its constant, unpredictable shifts in tone.

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Stuff

Stuff

As one character says of Michelle, "you're such a cliche".

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Hit and miss. But when it hits, yowsa.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Its paper-thin characterizations, hackneyed plotting and overdependence on viciously profane humor put this effort more in the minor league of Tammy...

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