It’s not that Todd Phillips’ film isn’t funny; it’s that it doesn’t try to be funny. This isn’t a really a comedy – it’s more a road trip cum heist movie with some incidental humour. Melissa McCarthy is a welcome addition to the series, but 50 per cent of her performance is in the trailer. Ken Jeong gets a lot to do, but mostly overdoes it.
Less abrasive than Part II, but lacking any of Part I’s freshness, this is the most lacklustre return-to-Vegas, trilogy-closing caper since Ocean’s Thirteen.