• R, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Seth Gordon
    In Theaters:
    Jul 8, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 11, 2011
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Horrible Bosses Reviews

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Will Leitch

With this cast, and this concept, it's just a shame that "Horrible Bosses" pulls up just when it should be taking off.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C+

June 22, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

This vulgar comedy is mediocre at best with some fun performances but few jokes that actually work.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 30, 2013
Matt Looker

This is a story for which plausibility took a running jump off a belief-suspension bridge.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 3/5

September 25, 2012
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

If the R rated comedy were a man, and it would almost certainly be a man, then he'd be a lad; a boy; an overly gregarious, beer soaked, open shirted alpha with a rapacious sexuality.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

July 26, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

A mess.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

July 18, 2011
Ian Buckwalter
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The talented cast and colorful vulgarities work overtime to cover for a lack of coherence, but they can only distract for so long.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 4.5/10

July 7, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A movie afraid to follow through on its nasty premise, leaving just a handful of mildly amusing jokes and a sense of lost potential.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2011
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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A lot of low-stakes humor, occasionally brought off by a mostly ingratiating cast.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: C+

July 10, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Horrible Bosses is the most repellent example yet of a trend for Hollywood to rely on the lowest common denominator from the first frame to last.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 0/5

July 22, 2011
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

It's horrible, all right.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 1/5

July 20, 2011
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

The plot is ... flimsy and the three screenwriters struggle to bring the murderous mayhem to a satisfying conclusion.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

July 22, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Watching good actors let their hair down can be fun, but watching them let their standards down isn't.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 7, 2011
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Horrible movie. One of the five worst films of 2011.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: D

December 30, 2011
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Yet another unoriginal and out-of-touch Hollywood comedy prizing its R cert status over substance.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2011
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

The characters in Horrible Bosses are defined by their quirks, which are spelled out in boldface.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 13, 2011
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Probably isn't horrible enough to excite younger viewers and will certainly not attract anyone else.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 5, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

After watching this trio of bumbling schemers get in and out of trouble with a series of crazy shenanigans and listening to the filthy dialogue, you will feel like taking a long, hot shower to wash away any recollection of sitting through this garbage.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 9, 2011
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

The stars lack the charisma, the comic energy and the overall appeal of the A-listers playing supporting roles. That's a fundamental miscalculation.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 2/4

July 8, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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The screenplay is a hit and miss; but there are some laughs.

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

July 8, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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What passes for comedy here doesn't have a chance against a thesis so scary and sad.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 5, 2011
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