Excerpt: The formula is going to wear itself out, and either McCarthy will disappear, or she’ll figure out how to properly harness her considerable talent. For now, ‘Tammy’ is a disappointment, because it asks an energetic, unpredictable performer to play it so calculatingly, frustratingly safe.
Excerpt: It is admirable that McCarthy and Falcone try to push an agenda that gives the young perspective on their elders (and vice versa), but except for a (very) few funny set pieces, the film’s pretty flat.
Excerpt: The most frustrating thing about this ego-driven misfire of a movie is the unforgivable squandering of Melissa McCarthy’s gigantic talents. Beautiful and funny with almost preternaturally good comic timing, McCarthy is absolutely wasted here, and by her own script.
Excerpt: The picture gets off to a boisterous start, evading all but the most basic of character work, leaving audiences with no point of emotional connection for the spiralling labyrinth of nothingness that follows.
Excerpt: Jagged around the edges and far from perfect, just like its protagonist, TAMMY is still fitfully amusing and its dramatic moments surprisingly work more often than not. Ultimately, the moderate success of this episodic road dramedy all comes back to Melissa McCarthy whose presence alone makes a considerable difference in jockeying material and making it better.