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Masterminds (2016)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Jared Hess

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About the Movie

In this action comedy inspired by true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 84
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 56
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie has been on ice awaiting release for over a year, owing to the bankruptcy of its studio. But some of the jokes were moldy long before that happened. Masterminds owes us our two hours back. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Sep 30, 2016

Rotten: The subtext is all about class dispossession, but a movie in which a character is stupid enough to propose a big-time bank robbery so that his gang can make it into the news ("the big show") is pushing it. – Vadim Rizov, Village Voice, Sep 30, 2016

Rotten: Masterminds finds plenty of targets for its satirical jabs and lets them all off the hook. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Sep 30, 2016

Rotten: The matter-of-fact oddball air of television sketch comedy predominates, which makes for a wacky movie but another perfect turn, as David's fiancee Jandice, from Kate McKinnon – Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age, Dec 9, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Funny, sweet film

How lucky we are that critics over the age of 50 feel qualified weighing in on Jared Hess films. They must be real hoots at the community center dinner parties as they quote lines from Neil Simon plays. So Hess, get off the lawn. In the meantime, if you want to watch a funny movie — without permission from AARP — watch this one.


You know that when all the reviews reek of "sound bytes" & sound like propaganda that the film must stink. It's impossible to find any REAL reviews written by REAL customers on iToons
or Umazon anymore. Even the trailer for this film is awful. Hey, Studios, please keep your corporate paws out of the review sections. We're sick to death of being manipulated & treated like sheep. Go Fook yourselves!

Too goofy to be funny.

Too goofy to be funny or interesting. Outrageous doesn't always mean funny, and leave it to SNL people to not be able to figure that out. I'm tired of all the SNL networking on projects, they become something where they can get their friends work and do what they want rather that focusing on a movie or story or even comedy. Could have been WAY better, this was too goofy to enjoy.

Masterminds (2016)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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