Absolutely Anything (2015) - Comedy, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

36

Bearable

A group of eccentric aliens confers a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

IMDB: 6
Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 21 out of 91 found boring (23.07%)

One-line Reviews (62)

Even Robin Williams is limited as the dog and the whole biscuit thing got boring fast and to make it even worse a lot of situations felt repetitive.

Yet, any intelligent person will soon find themselves bored with this movie for one reason or another.

A simple, silly, but funny and enjoyable family movie.

It was very predictable and not that original when it comes to the story.

There's the sequence of wishes that are interpreted literally and Neil (Pegg) makes a series of wishes toward the end that have unexpected consequences.

The stuff at the beginning while I admit was slow it does get a few chuckles.

The bland story line fares no better.

" Predictable bilge.

Having never watched Spaced, I'm struggling to see how he's acquired such a sterling reputation, as all his films thus far that I've watched seem to fall under the same category: A germ of a good idea, turned into generic slush, with a sprinkling of genuine laughs, but mostly a generous helping of tiresome, repetitive poo and sex jokes.

Silly, illogical, crazy and entertaining.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable film and I found that I could escape the real world whilst watching it (which is really the main reason I watch films).

Overall, this movie is an enjoyable entertaining experience without the deeper, richer moments that it was capable of.

The film IS enjoyable and it kept my interest...

You could tell she had three hours of makeup before every scene and her pedestal lifted her well beyond the reach of Simons character.

Not even Joanna Lumley, whom I would have said I could watch in absolutely anything before watching "Absolutely Anything," can enliven this dreary material.

Eddie Izzard was completely bland in this.

It's effortless to watch and thoroughly enjoyable.

An unoriginal premise that has been done time and time again before, yet admittedly still has potential for a good 90 minute comedy, is turned into a generic endeavor of boring jokes after boring jokes that don't have anything to do with character and don't make anyone look more interesting.

That said, if your bored, then this is a new-title, forgettable comedy that has enough meat to be a 5.5/10 in those circumstance.

There is a decent scene at the horse races where he discusses the banality and futility of materialistic wishes.

If you have time to kill and I mean to absolutely waste and you get a free copy of the DVD from a friend then go ahead but don't waste a dime on it, Wait even then don't waste your time.

), it's not amazing in any way, but it does great at being a simple, enjoyable and funny movie to watch with your family.

If you are a fan, that should be enough to pique your interest and it's quite an entertaining hour and 25 minute jaunt.

Very poor script don't waste time or money .

It doesn't feel like they were trying to make a fun comedy, but instead a clearly formulaic romp for no reason at all.

I lost count of the number of times Pegg's dull character could've wished to improve things.

While it is certainly flawed, Absolutely Anything is still great fun, worth the watch if you are looking for a good comedy, just do not go out of your way to see it, check it out on Netflix.

How the undeniably pointless Stan-Helsing or Kevin Smith's unfunny detective comedy Cop Out managed to get higher critic approval scores is beyond me.

The CGI special effects were OK, as indeed were the efforts by all actors involved so 3 stars awarded, but why re- hash all these well worn plot devises into one pointless bore fest?

Both leads are a bit bland.

Maybe I'm easily pleased ( compared to some reviews ) but, I found this film hugely entertaining!

And yet using it in the most boring, predictable ways.

" Then there's the typical bumbling awkwardness, which embarrasses him, and keeps him so many times from asking the girl out etc.This Movie is a reviewer's dream of cliche Super Power movies!

Let me have a d*ck that women find exciting!

Most of the 'I can do anything' moments were cringeworthy and predictable - with the talent of the writers on offer, I would have hoped for a lot better.

Full of unexpected wit that cleverly mixes its comedic styles, Absolutely Anything had me laughing from start to finish.

They aren't jokes that will make you scratch your head thinking "how did this get onto the screen", but they are just dull.

not bad, pretty enjoyable .

Entertaining Comedy with Robin Williams's Last Voice-Over Appearance .

Hugely enjoyable.

The existential question posed by this movie is not, as the plot might have us think, would an ordinary person chosen at random use absolute power for good or for evil, but instead: How can so much talent be poured into a movie that is so bland, monotonous and unimaginative?

Don't waste your time with it - I can only assume that the 6 out of ten voters were stoned or under the influence of some heavy drugs.

Enjoyable .

Fun, Funny and Fantastically enjoyable.

mildly entertaining.

Five Word Review: Bland, Occasionally Funny Wasted Potential .

I just want to ask the usually talented Terry Jones who co-wrote and directed this forgettable flop ; Why bother to gather such a range of comic talent together to produce such a derivative, plodding and humourless film?

The movie seems to be intriguing by using funny humor, as there were expectations the story would be convincing for the audience.

Amusing as the film often is, the plot frequently feels very contrived with the aliens only ever existing as an excuse for the protagonist's inexplicable powers - and the film's constant cutting back to the aliens musing over their experiment is an unwelcome distraction, novel as it is to have the aliens voiced by the five still living members of the Monty Python troupe.

For he's voiced by none other than the (sadly) late, great Robin Williams and, yes, he's definitely on a par with the Pythons when it comes to enjoyable screen time.

Perfectly enjoyable film, just not outstanding or remarkable .

The characters are boring.

cliché predictable juvenile propaganda .

From a hilarious talking dog to a series of unpredictable gags ranging from walking turds to the accidental annihilation of an entire classroom of kids, the film's unpredictable humor is completely nuts.

British movies to this American are usually so stupid its embarrassing to watch, or so complex and dialogous I fall asleep trying to pay attention.

the premise is ridiculous and each scene is so contrived I actually began to cringe.

Eventually it ends up as a trite, irritating and predictable slapstick.

Acting wasnt that bad at all & ya it may not be a big all star movie, but I enjoyed it.

Which is why I'm leaving such a dull and plain review.

Worth watching.

Overall it's a very funny & enjoyable film with a unique story.

Okay, so that would make a pretty dull film.