Office Space Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Fails to sustain its comic momentum or high energy level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The last half is a disappointment of routine, mildly amusing humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It has the loose-jointed feel of a bunch of sketches packed together into a narrative that doesn't gather much momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Drably shot, unimaginatively written and shallowly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
I find that it is not funny, not well rounded, and overall not well staged.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Runs out of steam while meandering through what becomes a less than inspired comedy caper.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
As dull as the cubicle work that it's about!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Grasping and aimless!
Diane Selkirk
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The black humour is sometimes funny, but the violent jokes come a bit too close to 1990s reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Office Space comes up short in the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A pretty listless satire of workplace culture.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
The actors are obviously lost, and most have a hard time breaking through the flat surface that cartoonist Judge has drawn for them.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
So much dull non-humor.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
Lazy, loosely connected.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
When Peter actively rebels and is ironically rewarded for his efforts by the head honchos, the picture loses its bite -- what began as discomfiting satire soon devolves into silly farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Mike Judge has taken his gift for creating hilarous short films and overstayed his welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's just not at all satisfying, even if it does have its head in the right place and comes with a powerhouse of great jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 12, 2010
A shapeless comedy of little merit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
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?
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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