Movies in the Action/Comedy genre

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Violent Night

Violent Night, Tommy Wirkola’s contribution to the Santa Claus legend, is better than it has a right to be but not as good as it could have been. Using a similar premise to the one botched by 2020’s Fatman (with Mel Gibson as the Man in Red), ...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-01-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: David Harbour, Beverly D’Angelo, John Leguizamo, ...
Bullet Train

There’s a time and a place for mayhem, and that’s essentially what Bullet Train is: two hours of fights, carnage, and witty repartee. Oh, it’s too long, to be sure – probably at least by 20 minutes. And its puzzle-like structure is too com...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, ...
Thor: Love and Thunder

Boiled down to its essence, Thor: Love and Thunder is just another comic book movie – a celebration of the tropes that have made each new MCU entry an opportunity for Disney to fatten its coffers. Nevertheless, “it” director Taika Waitit...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-09-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, ...
Man from Toronto, The

Director Patrick Hughes doesn’t have an impressive resume. His comfort zone lies in the realm of action-comedies that aren’t as exciting or as funny as they should be (to wit: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and its lamentable sequel). The Man from To...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2022-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco, ...
Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, The

The “hook” intended to lure in viewers to Tom Gormican’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is the marquee-topping selection of Nicolas Cage as “Nick Cage.” The film gets a lot of mileage (perhaps too much) out of this meta casting....

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2022-04-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Tom Gormican
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, ...
Red Notice

Before being dazzled by the high profile cast of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, perhaps I should have looked a little more closely at the filmography of writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber. The filmmaker has to his credit su...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, ...
Venom: Let There Be Carnage

If 2018’s Venom felt like an afterthought, then the sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, feels like an afterthought to an afterthought. With its short running length, this drunk-on-CGI production is less a movie and more the outline of somet...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-10-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, ...
Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China was released at a time when John Carpenter’s white-hot career had begun a downward trajectory. His third feature starring Kurt Russell, Big Trouble matched the action-adventure elements of Escape from New York wit...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 1986-07-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, ...
Free Guy

As a comedic satire of gaming and an offbeat romantic comedy, Free Guy is amiable and entertaining, if a little too long (an unfortunately common problem among big-budget movies in the 2010s and 2020s). When it comes to the film’s “deeper�...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, ...
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Four years ago, when I reviewed The Hitman’s Bodyguard, I described it as a fun throwback to the mixed-race buddy pictures of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Due in large part to the combustible chemistry between lead actors Ryan Reynolds (w...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2021-06-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Patrick Hughes
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, ...