I think Mr. Kermode was a bit harsh on the film. He needs to realise that this kind of movie was made for a certain type of audience. Those who like the film do not want to glean anything from it except for a cheap laugh although others might find nothing funny about it. If these moviegoers had to watch the competing movies that were shown in Cannes a few weeks ago, they might also have nothing nice to say about them. It is just a matter of different markets.