Melissa McCarthy

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Spy: rip-roaring Melissa McCarthy comedy subverts chauvinistic action movie tropes
Paul Feig’s wildly entertaining film has strong female leads and reunites McCarthy with her Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne

Vanessa Cryer

21, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The Starling review – toe-curlingly embarrassing Melissa McCarthy drama
Netflix’s strange, sentimental film about a grieving woman who befriends a bird is a wildly misjudged mess

Peter Bradshaw

12, Sep, 2021 @4:13 PM

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A perfect disaster: what went wrong with Nine Perfect Strangers?
The highly buzzed mystery series boasts big stars like Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy but it’s a textbook example of how not to make prestige TV

Adrian Horton

25, Aug, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Nine Perfect Strangers review – forget Nicole Kidman … Melissa McCarthy steals this show
With her wobbly accent and Frozen rip-off wig, Kidman is unconvincing as a wellness guru in this glossy cultish thriller. But McCarthy will make you wriggle with delight

Lucy Mangan

20, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Thunder Force review – Melissa McCarthy gets superstrength in rote superhero comedy
McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are childhood friends turned crime-fighting duo in this by-the-numbers comedy

Peter Bradshaw

09, Apr, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Melissa McCarthy's 20 best films – ranked!
With the actor’s new release, Superintelligence, seeing her try to save the world, here’s a look at the films that made her a comedy star

Peter Bradshaw

26, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Superintelligence review – Melissa McCarthy can't save unfunny AI comedy
The two-time Oscar nominee sleepwalks through another underwhelming collaboration with her film-maker husband Ben Falcone

Benjamin Lee

25, Nov, 2020 @5:00 PM

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The Kitchen review – one film, three career lows
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss are squandered in this dire crime flick

Wendy Ide

22, Sep, 2019 @4:30 AM

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The stars of The Kitchen on on-screen equality
Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss talk all-female casts, box-office hopes and Kool-Aid pickles

Ellen E Jones

14, Sep, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The Kitchen review – star cast can't save undercooked DC Comics disaster
Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss struggle to rise above a cartoonish and shoddily constructed crime drama

Benjamin Lee

07, Aug, 2019 @8:00 PM

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Harry Styles in talks to play Prince Eric in live-action The Little Mermaid
The ex-One Direction frontman is being touted to star opposite R&B singer Halle Bailey in Disney’s new take on the animated romance

Guardian staff

16, Jul, 2019 @8:21 PM

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Top costume designer calls Melissa McCarthy bunny outfit 'insulting'
Oscar-nominated Arianne Phillips attacks larky garb worn by McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry at Academy Awards

Catherine Shoard

27, Feb, 2019 @12:57 PM

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