| Original Score: 1/4
McGrath can't decide if he wants the movie to be a satire or a broad farce.
| Original Score: C+
Given the disastrous state of the final product, it's hard not to wonder if it was worth all the blood, sweat and celluloid.
This movie looks and feels so retro, so unrelentingly unironic, that the very guilelessness of it makes you want to giggle.
The rapid-fire gags are relentlessly cute and announce themselves with all the subtlety of a pounding headache.
| Original Score: 2/4
Company Man is to filmmaking what Molotov cocktails are to social gatherings.
The characters can be quite funny but not enough to sustain a feature-length movie.
The low-down dirtiest of shames.
In 2001, the political satire in Company Man has about as much relevance as listening to Mort Sahl tell Eisenhower jokes.
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.
The movie often feels semi-improvised.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Exceedingly lame, if starry, spoof on the Bay of Pigs invasion.
As bad movies go, Company Man falls less in the category of Affront to the Audience and more in the category of Non-Event.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Company Man is an object lesson in the difference between writing funny lines and writing a movie.
Makes your wristwatch feel like a sundial.
An unusually annoying experience for viewers who might be expecting more fireworks in their satire.
This is a light comedy that uses a sledgehammer when a fly swatter would have done just fine.
Well-intentioned but utterly misguided.
McGrath is so infatuated with his own highly telegraphed silliness that even his wildest gags feel mothballed.
| Original Score: D+
I felt as if I'd really stumbled into Movie Critic Inferno, a place of eternal torment for sinful reviewers.
Almost bracingly unfunny.
Consistently silly, occasionally funny but mostly forced.