• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jason Reitman
    In Theaters:
    Jan 20, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 3, 2006
  • Fox Searchlight


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Thank You For Smoking Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Curiously, the film's key drawback --its impassive resolution feels a little too slick -- is arguably indicative of the theme: no matter how much we may think we're peeling back the layers, all we arrive at is another façade.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Thank You For Smoking gets much of its juice from a superb Aaron Eckhart as Nick Naylor.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 60/100

September 19, 2009
Fernando F. Croce

The joke fizzles

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Brandon Fibbs

Thank You For Smoking is an elegant satire, sneaky and subtle...

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 7/10

February 28, 2008
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

played so amiably that you barely notice how prickly its barbs are until they have dug right in.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

August 10, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Leave your preconceptions at the door, prepare for your favourite causes to be skewered, and enjoy. This is one fun movie.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 81/100

July 17, 2007
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Reveling in politically incorrect humor, Reitman takes no prisoners in his debut feature that tackles everything from political hypocrisy to baby seals.

Full Review Source: DVD Review

July 10, 2007
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

The rare film that stays within itself, mocking its obvious targets with the cool insouciance of mentholated tobacco.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 22, 2007
Kevin A. Ranson

... a real-life comedic drama that doesn't preach so much as it encourages you to think for yourself lest you be bamboozled like the rest of the flock.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 4.0/4.0

January 28, 2007
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

Thank You for Smoking scarcely seems able to recognize a character trait, let alone develop it.

Full Review Source: The Nation

November 11, 2006
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today

The film clearly - and repeatedly - hammers home the point that in our culture, any viewpoint can be defended with the right tactics, regardless of truth or ethics.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3/4

November 2, 2006
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una sátira inteligente, oportuna, ambigua y bien actuada, pero mucho menos graciosa y menos polémica de lo que prometía.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The picture is obviously a satire, but it has no sharpness, no sense of daring.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 7, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

click for full review [Greek]

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 3, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

An acerbically funny satire, Thank You For Smoking offers no filters as it mercilessly puffs out moral controversy and political incorrectness. It's fast, witty and sharp, as the film lobbies for personal choice, hitting bulls-eyes in the underbellies of

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 16, 2006
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The film shows its heart while shrewdly exposing the art of half-truth spinning and deflection.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: A-

August 14, 2006
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

This film about cigarettes is addictive as the substance and much more fun. It's hard to believe that you could have compassion for someone who shills for Big Tobacco.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

The result is the hippest comedy of the year.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2006
Mark Kermode

There's enough bite in the dialogue and performances to provoke a hacking cough of approval, and the laugh-out-loud moments are many, not least in scenes featuring Rob Lowe's unctuous Hollywood agent.

Full Review Source: Guardian

June 24, 2006
Jessica Winter
Time Out
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Aiming at all targets and hitting none of them, the movie is as harmless and inconsequential as a candy cigarette.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
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