Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer star in a goofy comedy about two unlikely superheroes who team up to fight mutants—including the sandpaper-dry Jason Bateman as a bad guy with crab legs for arms. If you’re looking for a silly, just-laugh-for-a-bit flick, you’ve found it. Not every joke finds its mark (more of them miss than hit, to be honest), but it’s ultimately harmless. And, heck, compared to the other McCarthy flicks directed by husband Ben Falcone (Life of the Party, Tammy, The Boss), it’s a veritable cinematic masterpiece.

3.5/5 stars