Office Space Reviews

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Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2013
Imagine a live-action version of Dilbert, or In the Company of Men reconceived as a lighthearted romp, and you get the idea of Office Space, the auspicious live-action debut of Mike Judge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
November 4, 2013
Isn't it a shame that people expect certain conventions from their movies -- niggling little things like interesting plots with beginnings, middles and ends, and maybe a little character development thrown in for good measure?
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
November 2, 2013
Office Space, a knowing, somewhat slight, often hilarious sendup of cubicle culture, exploits the yuks in the chronic misery of those routinely exposed to the monotonous gray of corporate minds and company decor.
Jason Caro
Radio Times
November 2, 2013
This unconventional satire of work relationships and office politics is one of the oddest studio comedies in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
November 2, 2013
The film doesn't make a strong case for Judge to move beyond cartoons to live actors.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2013
The more you peer beneath the surface humor of Office Space the scarier and more serious its vision of contemporary existence becomes.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
November 2, 2013
A hilarious knockdown of corporate culture.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 2, 2013
The creator of Beavis and Butt- Head has made a laid-back, even subtle comedy that generally favors mischievous ironies over outlandish jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Office Space feels cramped and underimagined. I think Judge is capable of making an inspired live-action comedy, but next time he'll have to remember to do what he does in his animated ones -- keep the madness popping.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Film4
March 12, 2010
So good, you should quit work to see it.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 12, 2010
A shapeless comedy of little merit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
March 12, 2010
Frequently uproarious.
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March 12, 2010
A take-this-job-and-shove-it movie about the crushing malevolence of the corporate environment, it's on the verge of being really good.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 12, 2010
Some horrible Monday, why not cut work to see it?
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 12, 2010
Even if it doesn't up live to its inspired beginning, Mike Judge scores something with all the marks of a workplace cult classic with his first big-screen, live-action outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 12, 2010
The gags about the daily grind and what happens when a drone forgets how to be submissive make for beautifully low-key satire.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 24, 2009
The quintessential modern-day workplace comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 18, 2007
A mildly funny satire on contemporary office work in America.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 24, 2006
Who hasn't sat at his desk after lunch and spaced out for an hour? Who wouldn't love to march the copy machine into a field and go to town on it with a baseball bat?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
Plays like a live-action version of the "Dilbert" comic strip. A smart, funny satire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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