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Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Chloë Grace Moretz
Chris Pratt
Liev Schreiber
Seann William Scott
Emma Stone
Jason Sudeikis
Uma Thurman
Naomi Watts
Kate Winslet.
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Movie 43

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A huge ensemble comedy made up of a series of linked vignettes.

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Remember those multi-sketch comedies like Kentucky Fried Movie, The Groove Tube and Amazon Women on the Moon? Here’s a version for the YouTube generation: kids search the net for a legendarily dangerous clip and stumble over a bunch of gross-out skits starring (and wasting) the likes of Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Richard Gere, Halle Berry, Stephan Merchant, Uma Thurman and Elizabeth Banks.

Though brief, many of these one-joke/no punchline minimovies drag on and on (the Hugh Jackman/neck testicles effort seems endless). Occasional moments suggest half an idea (the Chloe Grace Moretz menarche segment makes a fair point) or raise a semi-titter but are dragged down by simply insulting, hectoring nonsense like an Anna Faris coprophilia routine.

Just no.

Reviewed by Kim Newman

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RE: How to make a bad movie with such a cast ?

Your absolutely right a good actor certainly does not garantue a good movie. In fact good actors dont garantue lots of things. Like loans for instance, trust me ive tried. Applied for an Amiga loan last week and put John Leguiziamo as my garantuer, he wasnt having any of it. Tight fisted prick. Even Denzel Washington wouldnt garantue this movie and he loves to garantue shit. One thing you can garantue though is that 'the least?' seems very unlikely. More

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Posted by RLTShirley at 11:15, 07 May 2014 | Report This Post

Movie 43

What amazes me is the number of 'A' list actors who have blown their credibility to shit by appearing in this turd of a film. ... More

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Posted by Peregrine Took at 02:30, 22 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Movie 43

3among the worst movies of 2013. ... More

Posted by chang at 12:14, 31 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Movie 43

Utter shit. ... More

Posted by moviebuff73 at 20:31, 19 August 2013 | Report This Post


It might help if you drink ten pints of lager before you watch this. A series of one joke vignettes stretched out and flogged to the nth degree – and guess what? They ain’t funny!!! None of ‘em are!!!.The critics are right. BELIEVE IT!!! This film is junk of the highest order. AVOID ... More

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Posted by ROTGUT at 16:31, 15 August 2013 | Report This Post

How to make a bad movie with such a cast ?

I have seen this a couple of days ago, mainly because i was curious. After al the bad reviews i have been reading through, i just couldn't believe it was this bad, imagine my surprise when it actually was... There are many bad comedies out there, from the countless movie parodies to the American Pie rip-offs, the line goes on and on and there is no end in sight. While watching this movie, i wondered how they got so many good actors to stuf this bad turkey up with. A good actor doesn't garantue... More

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Posted by tombaker at 16:20, 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

Movie 43

Absolute cack that wastes time and talent as often as it's makers must have flattered themselves by thinking it edgy. Funnybone cancer. ... More

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Posted by JJB888 at 23:28, 30 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Godawful tripe

If Cj could just say the review and avoid advertising their own site with links in posts, that'd be grand - site rules on advertising are in the Empire Online sub-forum. eview: An intriguing premise quickly deteriorates into a train wreck of spectacular proportions in this incredibly poorly executed 'sketch comedy' style movie. Coming across as a mixture of an extremely poor SNL show and one of those god-awful 'Scary/Epic/Superhero Movie' movies, this film leaves you wondering just how it actu... More

Posted by CeejSays at 22:31, 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best. Movie. Ever!!

It's not the worst movie ever made... I don't think it should actually qualify as a movie. It's web shorts that accidentally wound up on the big screen. There are a couple of chuckles (very base ones, I give you that) but it's generally a misfire. ... More

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Posted by odddaze at 20:03, 01 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Best. Movie. Ever!!

What's wrong with you? ... More

Posted by Scorpion Jacket at 16:20, 29 January 2013 | Report This Post

Best. Movie. Ever!!

You spelt "Just yes" wrong in the final verdict guys! ... but its ok. I forgive you : ) ... More

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Posted by A11sop89 at 09:35, 28 January 2013 | Report This Post

Best. Movie. Ever!!

You spelt "Just yes" wrong in the final verdict guys! ... but its ok. I forgive you : ) ... More

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Posted by A11sop89 at 09:34, 28 January 2013 | Report This Post


MOVIE 43 a serbian film CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST eden lake ANTICHRIST ... More

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Posted by bill the butcher at 06:09, 28 January 2013 | Report This Post

Worst Movie EVER!!!

Movie 43 was absolutely rubbish!! Soo many people walked out the cinema half way throught the film it was soo bad. I only stayed in hope that it would get better...unfortunately it didn't. I can't believe I wasted 90 minutes of my life watching and actually paid money to endure it. Minus 100 stars ... More

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Posted by Angela Philip at 23:51, 26 January 2013 | Report This Post


I watched one sketch, then just walked... GOD AWFUL!!! ... More

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Posted by J_BUltimatum at 19:43, 25 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Movie 43

When I first saw the cast list for this film, I thought it looked interesting. Then I saw the trailers, and I'm not in the slightest bit surprised that it got one star. It's always a bad sign when the things that are supposed to be selling a film to you actually puts you off. ... More

Posted by AxlReznor at 18:56, 25 January 2013 | Report This Post

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