Company Man Reviews

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Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Political '60s spoof won't interest most teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 19, 2009
There's an air of old-fashioned, if somewhat stale, innocence that hovers over "Company Man " as its singular saving grace for being merely a jumble of bland sketch comedy skits.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 22, 2008
The so-called jokes and gimmicks seem recycled from the worst of the 1960s.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 3, 2002
A breezy, originally plotted film... [sunk] by its jitterbug tone and McGrath's jittery screen presence.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
McGrath aims for the humor of early Woody Allen. He doesn't even achieve the humor of early Austin Powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 11, 2001
Wit is drowned out by caricature, and the antics become laboriously over-the-top.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 26, 2001
McGrath can't decide if he wants the movie to be a satire or a broad farce.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 12, 2001
With its incredible vanishing hero and its forgettable jokes, there's nothing to stick with you, nothing that sticks out enough to recommend.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 12, 2001
The story is thin, and the film looks as if it was thrown together on a whim.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 12, 2001
Given the disastrous state of the final product, it's hard not to wonder if it was worth all the blood, sweat and celluloid.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 5, 2001
I'm astonished that even at 81 minutes the film contained not even one little chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 27, 2001
The quality of jokes in Company Man can be divided into three categories -- lame, lamer and lamest.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2001
This movie looks and feels so retro, so unrelentingly unironic, that the very guilelessness of it makes you want to giggle.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
March 16, 2001
The rapid-fire gags are relentlessly cute and announce themselves with all the subtlety of a pounding headache.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
March 16, 2001
It all adds up to a few good bits spread thinly across an even thinner concept for a movie.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
March 12, 2001
A lamentably incompetent spy send up...a lame period comedy stalled in neutral and filled with drop dreadful jokes rejected from Get Smart! and disbarred vaudeville routines.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Tobias Peterson
PopMatters
March 9, 2001
Company Man offers precious little to laugh about.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 9, 2001
A smart comedy melding cold-war paranoia and pre-feminism gender roles that only intermittently succeeds is far more welcome than yet another big, loud, juvenile attempt to make us laugh.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 9, 2001
Second-rate fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 9, 2001
The script, by co-writers and -directors Douglas McGrath and Peter Askin, is intermittently clever, but their direction is leaden and assassinates every gag with a lethal accuracy the CIA could only hope to achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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