• PG-13, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Christopher Guest
    In Theaters:
    Nov 17, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 20, 2007
  • Warner Independent Pictures

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For Your Consideration Reviews


Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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May 12, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

February 3, 2007
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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In order to stay ahead as a mocker these days, you must nail your subject for good.

November 27, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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November 25, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Guest and his co-writer, Eugene Levy, aren't afraid to chew off the hand that feeds them.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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For Your Consideration won't win an Oscar, but it probably will win some adulation from hard-core Guest fans.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 24, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Individual scenes come across as amusing, but Guest loses comic momentum when he shifts between the shooting of the lachrymose Home for Purim and the segments lampooning entertainment media.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Fans of Guest's brand of repertory-company character comedies will find a few reasons to grin. But even the fanatical will have to admit that this one is hardly worth considering.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

November 22, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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For Your Consideration always seems a bit too tame for its own good: It never busts out the way you hope it would.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 22, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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[Director Christoper Guest] finds the absurd (and shares in the discovery with his cast) but always sees some human, tender truth behind the laugh lines. As a result, For Your Consideration is certainly worth your consideration.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

November 22, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Much of the funniest material is mined from the attendant media hoopla drummed up by the vacuous hosts of an "Entertainment Tonight"-style show hosted by predictably hilarious Fred Willard and Jane Lynch.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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The real joy lies in watching some of the funniest actors on the planet nail their characters with penetrating wit and pitiless insight.

| Original Score: B+

November 22, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Inside the awfully good comedy For Your Consideration is a purely awful drama, dying to break out.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2006
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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You have to admire the economy of Guest's work, his ability to work on a small scale and his deadpan skill at keeping his actors on the emotional reservation -- calmly facing down emotional chaos.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 20, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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While that title raises expectations for delicious humor, what we see of the movie itself is foolish and flat.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 17, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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... a winningly successful movie about abject failure.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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... a quiet but often giggly pleasure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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For Your Consideration becomes more effective as it gets more cutting.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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You would expect heady fun from Guest and company as they parody themselves, but the movie is considerably weaker than past efforts.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

November 17, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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... Christopher Guest's aim in For Your Consideration is hilariously accurate.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 17, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The target is way too easy and the tone far too smug.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 17, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Despite the dead fish floating in this latest barrel, the potshots in For Your Consideration do add up to a knowing jeremiad against the maddening phenomenon of awards-season hype.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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For Your Consideration is the first of Guest's films to be filmed as a narrative rather than a mock-documentary, but somehow it still feels a little played out and in need of a rest.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Hollywood is rife for satire, but it's been done before.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 16, 2006
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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By now Christopher Guest's brand of satire has become so formulaic that it hardly matters that he disposes with the pseudodocumentary format this time.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 16, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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For Your Consideration will not go down as one of Guest's crown jewels, but it's nevertheless engaging.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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For Your Consideration is by far the broadest comedy Christoper Guest and company have made. Despite its merriment, it is also the flimsiest.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

November 16, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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For Your Consideration rests on the flimsiest of jests.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

November 16, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Considering the talent involved, For Your Consideration is a letdown.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 16, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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This is the first of Guest's movies that has felt calculated to me, like it was made not because he had a great idea for a new picture but because he's become a brand name.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 16, 2006
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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[The film] may contain as many riffs on ego, self-deception and corporate greed as Guest's directorial debut, but it also possesses something rarely seen from the director: a shocking degree of unforgiving misanthropy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 16, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Marilyn may not rate an Oscar nomination, but O'Hara certainly does.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A

November 16, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Enough happens in show business margins of the Hollywood milieu depicted in For Your Consideration, in which Coolidge shows up as a bubbleheaded producer, to make up for a somewhat soft center.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2006
Matt Pais
Chicago Tribune
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Much of the movie just counts on its audience saying, 'I don't know what kugel is, but that sure is a funny word.'

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 16, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Truly, the level of tender, ruthless, inspired, lethally accurate study that has gone into the follicular expression of each and every character in Christopher Guest's latest hilarious cultural corrective is something inspiring to behold.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

November 15, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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The theory of comedy that applies here is that even the most talented people in the world cannot turn back the clock on an outdated concept.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 15, 2006
David Germain
Associated Press
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The gags may be hit and miss in For Your Consideration, but the performances often are comic gems. This gang has worked together so often that they blend together effortlessly.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 14, 2006
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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Hoopla in Hollywood isn't the real subject here, merely the pretext for another oddball ode to lovable losers.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 14, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Guest and Levy stick it good to the dark heart of showbiz, daring to suggest that the Oscar fever on which Hollywood thrives is a sickness of the soul.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 13, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Jane Lynch does a stance, a television hostess stance that's so perfect, without saying a word, that's funnier than almost anything I've seen in most mainstream comedies this year.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 13, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine
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Even more welcome than a new Bond is a new Guest.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

November 13, 2006
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Although it scores some easy laughs, Guest's latest is a disappointment.

Full Review Source: Time Out

October 30, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Crisply made and highly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 20, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Guest's track record is hilariously intact with this buzz-worthy send-up of awards-season histrionics.

September 13, 2006
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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[It] works chiefly because they continue to simultaneously embrace and condemn the cruel superficiality of their self-absorbed losers.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 12, 2006
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