Thunder Force

Thunder Force

Thunder Force

Oscar veterans Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer lead this comedy as two childhood friends living in a world where supervillains are commonplace. When one of them discovers a way to grant themselves powers, the duo become a crime-fighting force to be reckoned with. However, as they'll soon learn, hero-ing isn't as easy as it looks. Co-stars Bobby Cannavale as The King and Jason Bateman as a man-crab.

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Comedy

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Thunder Force / Reviews

Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

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

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles 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...

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Total Film

Total Film

A flimsy Fantastic Four spoof with heart but no humour.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

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Independent

Independent

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

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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

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Decider

Decider

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

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Associated Press

Associated Press

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

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CNN

CNN

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Tepid and formulaic buddy romp

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The Times

The Times

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

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Variety

Variety

A superhero satire that never threatens to rock the genre.

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Vulture

Vulture

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

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