New Unfinished Business Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
20th Century FOX released their new comedy film, “Unfinished Business,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews have been submitted from the top, major movie critics in the biz. It turns out that they weren’t too fond of this one, giving it only an overall 32 score out of a possible 100 at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: James Marsden, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Michael O’Sullivan at the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade, stating: “While by no means a masterpiece, the comedy, by Canadian director Ken Scott, is a careful calibration of crass gags and genuine sentiment that succeeds more often than it fails.”
Dana Rosa Falcone from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 50 score. She stated: ” The movie struggles to find its comedic footing by trying to bring out the family man in Dan Trunkman and underutilizing Franco, whose character clearly has much more to his disadvantage than a lack of prior business experience. Bottom line: Unfinished Business doesn’t deserve that handshake after all.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score. He said: “This is just a slightly better than mediocre film with a disconcerting grasp of the truth.”
Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 50 score, stating: “A bland road-trip film that falls flat while heaping on the raunchiness.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 45 grade, saying: ” Unfinished Business isn’t a laugh-free experience — Nick Frost steals every scene as a business underling with a kinky side — and some of the comic set pieces actually work.”
Andy Webster from The New York Times, gave it a 40 score, stating: ” A “EuroTrip” with balance sheets, the slick, innocuous comedy Unfinished Business fails to seal the deal.”
Sheila O’Malley over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 38 score. She stated: “The characters are not people, but rough drafts of simplistic character-traits, and the actors (game as they all are) cannot create something out of nothing.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 score, saying: “Is it a hard-R road trip comedy that makes no apologies for politically incorrect humor — or a sweet family film with a message about tolerance and acceptance? It’s both, I suppose. And neither element is particularly convincing or particularly funny.”
Peter Keough over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “Almost all mainstream movies steal from other movies, but the better ones get away with it because they possess some distinctive identity. The best that Ken Scott’s Unfinished Business can come up with is Vince Vaughn — as the straight man.”
Gary Goldstein over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 score, stating: “A sluggishly paced collection of go-nowhere sight gags, flat-footed set pieces and incoherent business chatter that offers few laughs and little real payoff.”
Jon Frosch at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 30 grade, claiming: “Unfinished Business is the cinematic equivalent of sub-par fast food (think Carl’s Jr. or Jack in the Box); it’s cheap, easy and maybe even tasty for a second or two, but leaves you feeling queasy and undernourished.”
Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 30 score, stating: ” A comedy with its heart in the right place and everything else bizarrely out of joint.” Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 25 grade. He said: “Mostly Unfinished Business is a tale of unfinished jokes.”
Lastly, Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 20 grade, stating: “Unfinished Business squanders almost every opportunity provided by its potentially funny premise. Instead, it becomes yet another blotch on star Vince Vaughn’s résumé.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.