Nathan Pigg⚡️’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ve actually been to Iceland, so it was pretty cool for this to take place there. Is Will Ferrell ever going to return to form? The dude hasn’t made a funny comedy in like 15 years. It’s getting old and stale. Despite Rachel McAdams talent and on screen magnitude, Eurovision is no different.
I actually found this story more compelling than the comedy. Don’t get me wrong, the story is nothing special and pretty poor, but it was way better than the comedy. The only time I actually laughed was the jokes about the Americans. Those were pretty clever. The best part of this film though was the music. Almost all of the songs were clever and catchy, full of heart and pure fun. I wasn’t expecting anything from the music, so this was a great surprise.
While this wasn’t awful or dreadful, I definitely won’t be watching it again. Movies like this aren’t supposed to set the world on fire, they’re just supposed to be pure fun. And I didn’t have fun with it. It’s another below average outing for Will Ferrell, and a disappointing one at that.