Company Man Reviews

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
April 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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+
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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.
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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.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 9, 2001
Second-rate fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
March 9, 2001
The characters can be quite funny but not enough to sustain a feature-length movie.
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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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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
March 9, 2001
In 2001, the political satire in Company Man has about as much relevance as listening to Mort Sahl tell Eisenhower jokes.
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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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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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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 9, 2001
Exceedingly lame, if starry, spoof on the Bay of Pigs invasion.
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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
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
March 9, 2001
Company Man is an object lesson in the difference between writing funny lines and writing a movie.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 8, 2001
Makes your wristwatch feel like a sundial.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
March 8, 2001
An unusually annoying experience for viewers who might be expecting more fireworks in their satire.
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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.
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March 8, 2001
Well-intentioned but utterly misguided.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 8, 2001
McGrath is so infatuated with his own highly telegraphed silliness that even his wildest gags feel mothballed.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 6, 2001
Almost bracingly unfunny.
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
February 7, 2001
Consistently silly, occasionally funny but mostly forced.