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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 9, 2001
As bad movies go, Company Man falls less in the category of Affront to the Audience and more in the category of Non-Event.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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.
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-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 9, 2001
Company Man is to filmmaking what Molotov cocktails are to social gatherings.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 8, 2001
This is a light comedy that uses a sledgehammer when a fly swatter would have done just fine.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 22, 2008
The so-called jokes and gimmicks seem recycled from the worst of the 1960s.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 9, 2001
The film's a jaw-dropping embarrassment, making a bad movie year even worse.
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
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-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 8, 2001
All the characters that had been so much fun early on become largely grating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 6, 2001
Almost bracingly unfunny.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2001
I felt as if I'd really stumbled into Movie Critic Inferno, a place of eternal torment for sinful reviewers.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 9, 2001
Exceedingly lame, if starry, spoof on the Bay of Pigs invasion.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 9, 2001
The movie often feels semi-improvised.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 9, 2001
Too often we feel that left-out-in-the-cold draft that blows over the shoulder whenever actors appear to be having more fun than the audience.
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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
March 9, 2001
The low-down dirtiest of shames.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 9, 2001
Second-rate fare.
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+
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 9, 2001
Contemplating this bummer of a comedy is like contemplating the great nothingness that Zen gurus and French existentialists tell us is the essence of the world.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
March 8, 2001
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 4, 2001
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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