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Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010, Will Forte brings Saturday Night Live’s clueless soldier of fortune to the big screen in the action comedy MacGruber.

In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.

Assembling an elite team of experts-Lt. Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig)-MacGruber will navigate an army of assassins to hunt down Cunth and bring him to justice. His methods may be unorthodox. His crime scenes may get messy. But if you want the world saved right, you call in MacGruber.
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Dove Review

This film is basically about a clueless soldier of fortune that is called back into action to stop the enemy who wants to bomb Washington, D.C. with nukes. His name is MacGruber (Will Forte) and this character apparently originated years ago on Saturday Night Live. Val Kilmer is quite good as the antagonist Dieter Von Cunth.

Unfortunately, despite some good acting and fighting sequences, the violence level, not to mention the strong language and sexual content, clearly prevents us from awarding this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. Why not take the family to see “Shrek Forever After” this weekend? It received our Dove Seal and we awarded it five Doves, our highest rating.

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Shootings; killings; a lot of blood; bloody corpses are shot; knives; punches; man rips out throats.


Sex outside of marriage and talk of another occasion when sex outside of marriage occurred; frank sexual comments; innuendos; two men kiss for a long while; sexual propositions are made; a date rape comment.


Strong language throughout the film including tons of the F bomb; GD and J are used as well.


Shootings; killings; a lot of blood; bloody corpses are shot; knives; punches; man rips out throats.


Drinking scenes including whiskey and beer; nightclub scene; smoking.


Man's bare bottom seen; pubic hair seen on man; man tans in booth while wearing just underwear; woman's breast is exposed as she poses for a painting in addition to part of her rear; a woman's bare breast is seen in painting; shirtless men.


Disrespect; talk of man encouraging girlfriend to have an abortion; bad attitudes; a character is called "retard".

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