In Good Company Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 14, 2005
Feels like a movie written by and for marketing types -- Quaid and Marg Helgenberger (as his wife) to appeal to baby boomers, and Grace and Johansson for Generation Y. That's a business strategy, not a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix
January 15, 2005
Although he won his spurs with American Pie, Weitz's style here is more like a soufflé: light, classy, short on substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
December 22, 2004
There's a fantastic movie buried somewhere in here, and maybe Cameron Crowe or James L. Brooks could have pulled it out
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 1, 2005
Perhaps the final clue to this film's striking mediocrity is that the original title, Synergy, was swapped for the totally forgettable new one, In Good Company.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 16, 2005
Just crap
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 12, 2005
Laden with cheap life lessons and cacophonous false notes, In Good Company has the overly sincere, oversimplistic air of an After-School Special for grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 30, 2005
Flabby.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 17, 2005
Wastes a great performance by Dennis Quaid.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
December 28, 2004
In somewhat bad faith, In Good Company abandons its satire of corporate culture to focus on male bonding.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 31, 2004
There are two movies vying for top management position of In Good Company, and the wrong one gets the promotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 13, 2005
Harmless and complacent, yes. Discerning and risky, no.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 14, 2005
As corporate comedy-dramas go, Company is cheerful and easy to watch but surprisingly inept in the telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 14, 2005
Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson all turn in fine performances. But they all seem to tread water, waiting for the next big wave that doesn't come.
| Original Score: C
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 14, 2005
If the rest of the movie were as good as Scarlett, we might give a damn.
| Original Score: 2/4
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
It's got a 'Father Knows Best' sensibility about it that exalts character over profit margins. But in my opinion, the story's execution falls short of its potential.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 21, 2005
A sporty situation comedy on steroids, bulked up with a smooth Quaid and the beguiling Johansson. Besides a heart, the only thing lacking is a set of commercial breaks.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 29, 2004
There is enjoyment to be found in the disparate elements, but as far as meaningful cinema goes, the flick falls short of its objectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 18, 2005
Nothing is ostensibly bad about it, except that it's mostly surface-level respectability without risk; well-made but inauthentic.
Joe McGovern
Slant Magazine
December 31, 2004
Paul Weitz warms over the cold truth of corporate globalization in this sub-Ephron gloss on the white-middle-class-in-peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
January 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
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