Reviews: Tammy (2014)

tammyReviews for this film from our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: The formula is going to wear itself out, and either McCarthy will disappear, or she’ll figure out how to properly harness her considerable talent. For now, ‘Tammy’ is a disappointment, because it asks an energetic, unpredictable performer to play it so calculatingly, frustratingly safe.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It is admirable that McCarthy and Falcone try to push an agenda that gives the young perspective on their elders (and vice versa), but except for a (very) few funny set pieces, the film’s pretty flat.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: The most frustrating thing about this ego-driven misfire of a movie is the unforgivable squandering of Melissa McCarthy’s gigantic talents. Beautiful and funny with almost preternaturally good comic timing, McCarthy is absolutely wasted here, and by her own script.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The jokes are either too obvious or rely on our patience for the actors to riff on a joke well after its point has been made.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Tiresome and tedious, Melissa McCarthy takes an unfortunate pratfall.
  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: It makes one wonder why this was such a big deal project for her in the first place.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Dumb, pointless, unentertaining crap. But at least it’s about women. Yay? Nah.
  • Daniel Kelly @ Danland
    • Excerpt: The picture gets off to a boisterous start, evading all but the most basic of character work, leaving audiences with no point of emotional connection for the spiralling labyrinth of nothingness that follows.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Jagged around the edges and far from perfect, just like its protagonist, TAMMY is still fitfully amusing and its dramatic moments surprisingly work more often than not. Ultimately, the moderate success of this episodic road dramedy all comes back to Melissa McCarthy whose presence alone makes a considerable difference in jockeying material and making it better.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Piers Marchant @ sweet smell of success
  • Josh Spiegel @ Movie Mezzanine
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Too scattershot and episodic to work as a whole, but overall it’s a better vehicle for McCarthy than those she’s shouldered before.
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