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Fired! Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...works best when Gurwitch is chatting with fellow celebrities...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 19, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Brings to mind Michael Moore, except not nearly as serious, rigorous, angry or focused.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 72/100

June 5, 2007
Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
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At the very least, it's gainful, worthwhile employment for its likable star.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 8, 2007
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Ignore the earnest bits here and zero in on what Fired! does best -- treating trauma with a light-bright touch.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 7, 2007
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Fired! won't offer much by way of revelation to anyone who has entered (and involuntarily exited) the workforce over the past 20 years, but the account it provides is both comforting for its all-inclusiveness and troubling for its implications.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 7, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Just when the film seems to be getting bogged down in 'before I made it big' anecdotes, Gurwitch wisely broadens her focus, interviewing ordinary victims of corporate 'right-sizing.'

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 2, 2007
John Anderson
Newsday
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Gurwitch examines what it is about being sacked that gnaws so angrily at the American mentality and how a country that once held the promise of lifelong employment now offers perpetual insecurity.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

February 1, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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The result is generous-spirited, often funny and occasionally striking.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 30, 2007
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY

The film version makes a sincere if scattershot effort to exorcise its subjects' feelings of hurt and embarrassment through the healing power of comedy.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2007
Joe Leydon
Variety
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A free-wheeling, first-person docu that recalls early efforts of Michael Moore.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 30, 2007
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Documentarians Chris Bradley and Kyle Labrache keep things moving at a nice pace while indulging Gurwitch's possibly too frequent attempts to tie the expanding film in to the event that inspired it.

January 30, 2007
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com

The basic message here is that everybody gets fired at some time during their careers, and that being able to laugh at yourself might be the best medicine to deal with that trauma.

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 21, 2007

Narcisisstic, un-empathetic, but stumbles into genuine entertainment at times despite that.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 14, 2007
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

A mish-mash of insincere journalism and too-random anecdoting.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

luckily for Gurwitch you can't get fired from a direct-to-DVD release.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 14, 2007
John Maynard
Washington Post
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It's a shame Allen fired her from that play. After all, then she might not have had the time to make this documentary.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 4, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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As for her anticorporate muckraking, I can say only that I have watched Michael Moore and I have met Michael Moore, and Gurwitch is no Michael Moore.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

March 23, 2007
Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times
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Serious portions, in which Gurwitch appears far too often to be mugging and cracking wise, are intercut with dumb sketches.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 15, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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A sharper documentarian might've tried harder to bridge the gap between the problems of the legitimate American work force and the struggles of relatively well-off celebrities, but Gurwitch, while charming, isn't exactly brimming with insight.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

February 10, 2007
Fred Camper
Chicago Reader
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The video is heavy on actors and other showbiz types, and the self-centered Gurwitch doesn't distinguish between a factory worker laid off after decades on the job and an actor getting rejected during tryouts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 9, 2007

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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May 12, 2007
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