• PG, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Colin Higgins
  • In Theaters:    Jan 1, 1980 Wide
  • On DVD:    Apr 17, 2001
  • 20th Century Fox

Nine to Five (9 to 5) Reviews

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Variety
Top Critic
June 24, 2008

Although it can probably be argued that Patricia Resnick and director Colin Higgins' script [from a story by Resnick] at times borders on the inane, the bottom line is that this picture is a lot of fun.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

Despite an excellent and promising cast, this Hollywood attempt at a mainstream feminist comedy is flabby and bland.

Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
October 10, 2005

A frequently hilarious comic revenge fantasy that struck a cord with people from all walks of life.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004

A women's lib valentine.

| Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

[Parton] is, on the basis of this one film, a natural-born movie star, a performer who holds our attention so easily that it's hard to believe it's her first film.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
August 30, 2004

It's clearly a movie that began as someone's bright idea, which then went into production before anyone had time to give it a well-defined personality.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 5, 2004

So-so office revenge comedy that seems way overpraised in retrospect.

| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004

9 to 5 works as a wish-fulfillment satire on male chauvinism.

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
May 7, 2003

Gets off to a great start but loses its taste for revenge toward the end.

| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 3, 2003

Guilty pleasure. I'm sorry, but Lily Tomlin as a demented Snow White, complete with animated birdies? Rock!

| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002

Dolly Parton's supporting role as a secretary is the most memorable aspect.

| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002

Seen nearly 30 years later, it actually seems better than ever -- which may be as much a comment on the state of comedy films today as on the quality of Nine to Five.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002

Infectiously entertaining little 80's comedy that features three great leading ladies and the immortal Dabney Coleman.

| Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000

Tomlin, Parton, and Coleman all arguably turn in the most memorable roles of their careers. And then there's the script, which is sharp, jaded, and nihilistic, unusual for films form this era, which were typically dripping with sentimentality.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
May 24, 2007

| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 19, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 13, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
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