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New The Boss movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures release their new comedy flick, “The Boss,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics.

It turns out that it just got a mixed reaction, getting an overall 40 score out of a possible 100 across 35 reviews at Metacritic.com. The movie stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. We’ve added comment from a couple of the critics, below.

Tom Russo at the Boston Globe, gave it an alright 75 score, saying: “The loosey-goosey fun might be a bit much at the finish, but it’s still a laugh watching McCarthy try to get back on her feet.”

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 grade. He said: “The result this time is just as hit and miss. But when it hits, yowsa.”

Manohla Dargis from the New York Times, gave it a 60 score,saying: “The movie is funny without being much good; mostly, it’s another rung on Ms. McCarthy’s big ladder up. It’s a fitful amalgam of bouncy and slack laughs mixed in with some blasts of pure physical comedy and loads of yammering heads. There isn’t much filmmaking in it, outside of Ms. McCarthy’s precision comedic timing and natural screen presence.”

Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade. She said: “A few moments are fantastically bonkers, but granting director duties to McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, feels more like an act of love than wisdom.”

Sara Stewart over at the New York Post, gave it a 50 score. She stated: “McCarthy shines when loosely riffing, but the plot tightens around her like a vise.”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “The raucous comedy fails to keep up with its charismatic star.”

Mark Olsen over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 score, saying: “The movie isn’t fantastical enough to sustain itself outside the bounds of reality, yet every time something real creeps in, the movie stumbles and cowers.”

Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 40 score, stating: “McCarthy, who can toss off an insult like “Suck my d—k, Gigantor!” and give it a vague impression of wit, coaxes forth just about every laugh and stray chuckle that could possibly have been extracted from the material.”

Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 score, claiming: “Its paper-thin characterizations, hackneyed plotting and overdependence on viciously profane humor put this effort more in the minor league of Tammy, McCarthy’s previous collaboration with her director/co-screenwriter husband Ben Falcone, than her truly inspired work with Paul Feig on Bridesmaids and Spy.”

Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 38 grade, stating: “Throughout its last hour it keeps jumping into your lap and demanding love without doing anything to earn it.”

Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 38 grade. He said: “The Boss has zero finesse as a comedy.”

Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post, gave it a 37 grade. She claims: “Although her charisma is still undeniable, there’s also no denying that McCarthy is capable of much more than she’s allowing herself to do here. There comes a point when every force of nature starts to look just plain forced.”

Richard Roper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 25 score, saying: “I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Michelle Darnell was a hilarious onstage comedic creation. On film, she is a flimsy, one-dimensional, tiresome character, surrounded by equally unconvincing and unfunny players.”

Dan Callahan over at TheWrap, gave it a bad 20 grade, stating: “It isn’t comedy, and it isn’t drama, much less comedy-drama.”

Lastly, Joe Dziemianowicz from the New York Daily News, gave it a very bad 20 score too, saying: “If they gave out badges for smutty language, this movie would have lots. There’s nothing wrong with that. But filthy doesn’t automatically equal funny.” Stay tuned.

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