The Boss

Lists: Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget."

Overall Ranking: 3243 (Rank from 2016: # 155)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 11.11%
Half-Popped 55.56%
Stale 22.22%
Burnt 11.11%


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Bryan Lienesch69 - We've seen recent McCarthy comedies with varying levels of success. This one is more 'Tammy' than it is 'Spy'.
Paul's Trip To The Movies61(full review)
Minnesota Man60 - Funnier than it should be but not as good as it could be.
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Sober Film Critic James Brown52 - The Boss has one redeeming quality, and her name is Melissa McCarthy. The popular comedian delivers the goods from her end with a solid, charismatic performance befitting the film's title. That being said, everything else around her is a hot mess.
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Dan O'Neill50(full review)
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins40 - Starts off un-funny but with an okay story, and then descends into chaos
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Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes36(full review)
Citizen Charlie34(full review)
Gorgon Reviews25(full review)

People Involved

  • Melissa McCarthy (Michelle Darnell)
  • Peter Dinklage (Renault)
  • Kristen Bell (Claire)
  • Kathy Bates (Ida Marquette)
  • Kristen Schaal (Scout Leader Sandy)
  • Cecily Strong (Dana Dandridge)
  • Margo Martindale (Sister Aluminata)
  • Tyler Labine (Mike)
  • Parker Young (Moisa)
  • Ella Anderson (Rachel)
  • Annie Mumolo (Helen)
  • Timothy Simons (Stephan)
  • Ben Falcone (Director)