Men At Work (1990)
Average Rating: 4/10
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Average Rating: 4.3/10
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A pair of garbage workers (Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez) are shocked to find the body of a city councilman in one of their trash cans. With help from a supervisor (Keith David), the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops. Estevez also directed and provided the screenplay for Men at Work. ~ John Bush, Rovi
Aug 24, 1990 Wide
Jun 4, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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The grotesque practical jokes perpetrated against two interfering bumblers are genuinely funny, while Estevez and Sheen remain cutely goofy even when indulging themselves in this adolescent idiocy.
The movie's desire to please is tireless, also engaging. Mr. Estevez's screenplay is not entirely coherent, but it has a number of comically crackpot lines.
Like the jokes, the brothers' rapport seems recycled from childhood. Sheen and Estevez are hardly working.
It's just not much of a motion picture, dropping the potential of a unique workplace perspective to deliver static monkey business, streaked with leftover clown make-up from Weekend at Bernie's.
Lame trash men comedy, early Estevez and Sheen.
Despite its ample flaws, Men at Work is never boring and often is a lot of fun; however, it would have benefitted from the pruning of a few of its misfired visual gags,
Banal brotherly project concocted up by real life siblings Sheen and Estevez. An uneven and unfunny ruse under the dour direction of Estevez
The Sheen brothers display how useless they are in this, the dumbest of dumb comedies, proof that they'll never be confused with the Marx Brothers.
In fairness to the two actors, who have appeared in much better films, they don't have much to work with here.
Just tell me why?
At times fun, at others too smart for it's own good. It's big flaw: the long, drawn-out ending.
Men at Work stinks up the joint worse than the garbage that the title characters haul.
The garbage man motif is pretty fitting.
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