Christopher Perkins’s review published on Letterboxd:
Thunder Force is one of the laziest, most forced, humorless wastes of time I’ve ever seen. WTF happened? How do you team up two of our greatest actresses into one completely flat misfire?
Most of, if not all, the jokes land with a thud. The characters (with the exception of Jason Bateman’s) aren’t memorable. The screenplay is uninspired. And Melissa McCarthy is reduced to playing the same bumbling caricature she’s done in every single one of her comedies.
Maybe in the future McCarthy & Spencer will join forces again. But hopefully in a much better vehicle. This was just painfully awful and unfunny.