Like a Boss
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"These implausibilities dont necessarily mean anything on their own; nothing wrong with a little escapism, properly applied."
The movie is so formulaic it may as well be a by numbers makeup tutorial.
Den Of Geek
"The halfhearted gender and cultural political incorrectness of Hayeks ridiculous character makes for halfhearted laughs, and thats being generous."
Its a lovely core tenet, one that rises above the noise of the films unsuccessful comedy so long as you dont think too hard about the capitalist impli ..
"The humour starts with rib tickling material and then demotes to crass comedy in quick succession."
Maybe its that humor, tending toward the culturally specific, doesnt succeed in the international markets that have become increasingly important.
"Maybe its that humor, tending toward the culturally specific, doesnt succeed in the international markets that have become increasingly important."
Many misguided wacky antics ensue, followed by empty platitudes about the importance of sisterhood and celebrating your inner beauty.
This is an extremely banal comedy that doesnt remotely live up to a mature rating, and can easily be cleaned up for television.
And she doesnt actually care for the more authentic take on beauty and makeup that Mia and Mels products encourage.
Like A Boss is a middling R rated comedy that packs in some good laughs amid charming moments of female friendship, but is ultimately forgettable.
Perhaps oddest of all, Mel & Mias company is all about selling makeup that doesnt hide a womans natural beauty.
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The Globe And Mail
Were still not entirely sure that the love for Jokers incel overtures isnt more of a European thing (beyond the BAFTAs, its strongest endorsement came ..
All three stars are admirably game and unafraid of reaching for camp, physical contortions or bad karaoke.
Possesses moments of pleasant silliness with two very game stars before it retreats back to numbing clich.
Each scene plays as its own isolated gag, unconnected to the story and only loosely founded on the broad sketches of these characters.
Mark Reviews Movies
The culture clash of corporate cosmetics vs the personalized We want (women) to shine from the inside out ethos of M&M doesnt deliver nearly the laugh ..
Rogers Movie Nation
Hayek is playing a noxious stereotype in a movie that gleefully exploits stereotypes.
And dont search for anyone resembling a strong, decent male in the film.
This film never comes close to that level of inspired raunch, losing steam through each of its meager but achingly redundant 83 minutes.
Their invention doesnt seem like the stroke of genius the pic suggests it is, as it doesnt look at all conducive to the way women actually use cosmeti ..
A mostly forgettable romp that throws together recycled themes of female entrepreneurship, friendship, and rivalry without making any real impact.
The halfhearted gender and cultural political incorrectness of Hayeks ridiculous character makes for halfhearted laughs, and thats being generous.
But the script to this flop doesnt even have enough laughs to amuse someone in the most boring of orthodontist waiting rooms.
Their depiction of a celebratory cake with a newborns head popping out of a bloody vagina boggles the mind!
Not a must see, and perhaps unnecessarily blue with its humor, but a good time if youre into this kind of movie.
Crude and coarse, but worst of all it is not funny. Horribly scripted and terribly acted, this is another wound to Haddishs career.
"No, any amount of grease paint cant put a pretty face on that one."
Mia, it seems, doesnt want to become a millionaire if it means a lost independence.
The humour starts with rib tickling material and then demotes to crass comedy in quick succession.
Its not exceptionally deep and doesnt reinvent the comedy wheel, but it easily coasts by on the performances of its talented cast, who get to be raunc ..
To be honest, it doesnt really matter that the entire plot is telegraphed just from looking at the poster.
Despite paying lip service (so to speak) to female friendship and unconventional women (Mia and Mel are proudly unmarried, childless roommates in thei ..
If youre hankering for the cinematic experience of staring up at a big screen in a large, dark room while munching on popcorn smothered with whatever ..
An R rated gals night out comedy that, thanks to the talented cast, delivers a few genuinely amusing moments, but which falls a couple of glasses of c ..
Thanks primarily to the cast I cant hate on Like a Boss, but that doesnt mean I found it worth recommending, either.
It doesnt just spout Etsy worthy aphorisms between yeast infection jokes; instead, it gets the rhythms and depths of BFFS just right.
The Play List
Whenever shes on screen, youre paying attention to her, no matter what anyone else is doing.
The Filmy Ap
The grim tone becomes monotonous and, ultimately, tedious and exhausting.
Nyc Movie Guru
Its hard to say if this strikingly unfunny effort, led by a notably affable cast, would be better if it wasnt written and directed by men.
The first comedy of the new decade is an instant contender for one of the worst comedies of the new year.
Chicago Sun Times
Like a Boss is a rather generic workplace comedy merged with a surprisingly tender buddy comedy.
Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne are knockdown hilarious in Like a Boss. The actresses play off each other to great effect.
Were told that shes the practical soul who makes Mias artistry possible.
Lunas 49% ownership increases to 51% if Mia and Mels friendship crumbles, because Luna doesnt believe friends can be business partners.
Punch Drunk Critics
While the film has its laugh out loud moments, there are stretches where the comedy does not land and you feel the actors desperately trying to make t ..
On second thought it is better left unseen, like the film itself.
Its got the plotless energy of a late aughts Judd Apatow film, the breathless consumerism of a pre 2008 comedy, and the business savvy of Youve Got Ma ..
While Mel agrees and trusts Claire, Mia isnt so convinced and believes shes trying to steal their business.
The Mary Sue
The film doesnt really fall along the typical beats for a buddy comedy.
Solzy At The Movies
These implausibilities dont necessarily mean anything on their own; nothing wrong with a little escapism, properly applied.
Ultimately, while theres a dearth of true comedies coming from Hollywood these days, spare yourself the hope in Like a Boss.
Nothing feels essential; if you exfoliated this screenplay youd be left with nothing but a cover page and a couple of staples.
Writers Sam Pitman and Adam Cole Kellys focus lies on tired pratfalls and uninspired situations rather than clever wit, or uproarious comedic stingers ..
What might have scanned as a potent female empowerment message is torpedoed by a lame script and slavish devotion to schtick. Likeable lead performanc ..
Despite a briefly promising beginning, Like a Boss soon proves itself disappointingly shallow, a wanna be female empowerment movie with a paper thin p ..
A movie in which the dead air that follows bad jokes sometimes threatens to swallow its actors whole.
In Like a Boss, theres no supporting context at all, just begging and flailing for laughs that dont come.
Like A Boss is fluffy foul mouthed fun holding up the struggles and joys of female friendship in business. You will laugh you @ss off. Billy Porter an ..
Miguel Artetas Like A Boss serves up this premise to the best of its ability.
If Like a Boss had a decent screenplay, and was competently directed, it might have been pretty good.
None of the high jinks strike as odd, a prerequisite for Mr. Artetas offbeat style to work.
First and foremost Haddish and Byrne have great chemistry. Secondly, Hayek is always entertaining even in a gawd awful red wig.
Kaplan Vs Kaplan
Like a Boss isnt great, and sometimes isnt even very good, but like a lot of movies in January, it suffers by comparisonto all the big, Oscar bait fil ..
What should have been a terrific buddy comedy vehicle for its lead stars, turns into a structurally incoherent mess rather quickly.
The Only Critic
This is a powerhouse cast of brilliant comic actors who could probably read a recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches and make it funny.
Its a movie that constantly settles for mediocrity and its one whose story is ridiculously predictable.
Battle Royale With Cheese
Like a Boss could be a good uplifting film, a narrative about independence and beauty in the face of misunderstanding. Instead, it buckles and falls i ..
812 Film Reviews
But theres not enough jokes baked into the script for the stars to latch onto, and the hope of spontaneous on set hilarity doesnt pay off as much as y ..
Many a comedy has skated by despite a flawed or nonexistent plot, but Like a Boss hurls itself into its incoherent tale of one upsmanship with an all ..
K Gun 9
Mostly, Like A Boss is just an unfunny bummer, and thats the primary reason to avoid its blush.
The by the numbers script does its cast no favors, saddling Haddish with lame one liners and completely wasting reliable supporting players like Billy ..
It doesnt help that Like a Boss recalls the Amy Schumer vehicle I Feel Pretty, a higher concept and better movie, for long stretches.
Pitts Burgh Magazine
Like a Boss is evidence that, like the movies low rent, primetime soap score, hes had any trace of personality and distinction hammered out of him.
Still if you see this airing on cable its not a terrible watch but I dont think I can recommend watching it on the big screen. (
Its doubtful Like A Boss will be anyones worst movie of the year, but thats because it isnt particularly memorable and will likely be forgotten by Feb ..
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Her shtick can be amusing in the right place at the right time, but it isnt here.
There are bits and pieces of a few real gems in there...I gotta be fair, I hate myself even saying this, but Im letting it get by.
But what we arent prepared for is how shockingly unfunny Haddish is here.
The screenplay, written by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole Kelly is full of the expected crude jokes, unrealistic behavior and scenarios, featuring a campy p ..
The flimsy narrative is all the structure Haddish needs to hang her endless string of amusing, frequently raunchy lines, and finds a game partner in B ..
Photo via Paramount Pictures While the movie loses its way a couple of times and makes you wonder what the characters are thinking, honestly it doesnt ..
Theres little about Like A Boss thats likely to surprise or astonish.
Funny ladies, bawdy zingers, lively co stars, solid empowerment message, durable sisterhood themes: a Tiffany Haddish vehicle like this seems to check ..
Remember Wild Wild West) And theres almost nothing that Coolidge cant make more enjoyable.
Think of it as a needed obligation, because hey, thats what friends do! (
As it is, the focus on the deep bond between Mel and Mia, and the intensely believable chemistry between Byrne and Haddish, is done with the loving ap ..
Mia and Mel do so, blithely signing a contract they dont even read.
While its not an award winning film, Like a Boss is good entertainment for anyone looking for a funny movie that you dont have to think really hard ab ..
But regardless of your own personal taste, the undeniable fact is the script just doesnt make much sense.
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