Thunder Force

107 mins
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Oscar veterans Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer lead this comedy as two childhood friends living in a world where supervillains... More

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Thunder Force is available to stream in New Zealand now... More on Netflix.

Thunder Force | Ratings & Reviews

"Entertaining action, a little heart, and more goofy laughs than all four previous McCarthy/Falcone comedies combined."

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects

"Has a decent share of laughs and a shrewd science fiction premise behind it."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are no match for lazy, gross-out jokes and mediocre action sequences."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"(Has) an indolent script with only a handful of funny lines and a seeming confusion over its target audience."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Adults... will be bemused at just how little there is to like about a film starring two of their generation’s most likable actresses, while teens and younger will be bored beyond belief by the lame gags, herniated action and tacky special effects..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A flimsy Fantastic Four spoof with heart but no humour."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Thunder Force isn't clever enough to break new ground in the superhero milieu, nor is it silly enough to mine its material for the kind of jokes that would make it distinctive."


"With such powerhouses as McCarthy and Spencer at the helm, it's a surprise that so much of the film is inert, rote, conventional."

"The humour's fairly inoffensive, but rarely lands in any meaningful way."


"McCarthy is... definitely at her best in other projects."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"(Octavia Spencer) looks bored throughout, which is precisely the half-considered, phoned-in performance this material deserves."


"It’s corny when it needs to be edgy and stupid when it needs to be clever."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"The one thing unlikely to be heard during this Netflix superhero spoof is a whole lot of laughter."


"It's still an eccentric good time, even if it's not super-powered."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"By-the-numbers stuff."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Wobbles between half-baked comic-strip sendup and half-hearted valentine."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Tepid and formulaic buddy romp"

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"A film of flat jokes, jaded routines and satirical opportunities missed."

The TimesThe Times

"A superhero satire that never threatens to rock the genre."


"Apathetic and airless."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"A comedy misfire."


"How can people who purport to love comedy so much turn out something so lackadaisical and joyless?"


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