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

Thank You For Smoking Reviews

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Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
June 24, 2006

Structural scrappiness aside, it remains a laudably amoral and superbly caustic comedy for those who like their satire strong and unfiltered.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
June 24, 2006

Perhaps the film's greatest success is in its ability to have us fall so madly in love with such a morally reprehensible lead character.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 17, 2006

Enjoyable satire with a sharp script and strong performances, though it's not quite focussed enough to really stick the knife in.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 5, 2006

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING is really better as an essay on the gentle art of spin and of argument than it is as a story.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
May 23, 2006

As a clear-eyed dissection of the dirty business of public relations, where "if you argue correctly, you're never wrong", it is pretty much peerless.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2006

...a very funny, neatly executed comedy that for once doesn't assume that every American is a blithering moron who thinks there's nothing so delightful as pratfalls and flatulence.

Full Review | Original Score: 92/100
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006

...A rare example of filmed satire--sharp, stinging and delicious

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
May 12, 2006

Even the good lines here last a self-congratulatory beat too long.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 6, 2006

Superb acting and a willingness to be completely politically incorrect make the film work brilliantly.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 5, 2006

There's so much to admire about Thank You for Smoking, you savor it for the rare satire that it is.

| Original Score: A-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 5, 2006

It makes no apologies and takes no prisoners; this is a film, after all, in which the hero is the chief lobbyist for Big Tobacco.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
May 3, 2006

It's not quite as dark a satire as "Lord of War," and its protagonist's jolly attitude, resembling (frighteningly) a more rational sort of Timothy Treadwell, does distract one... But... the movie is never in danger of being crushed by it's own weight.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 29, 2006

Refreshingly irreverent and briskly comic.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Karina Montgomery
Cinerina
April 25, 2006

Go see it - reward the studios for doing it right.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
April 23, 2006

The M.O.D. Squad's honesty seems refreshing, and in this is also provides sharp contrast with film's other fall guys (and they are legion).

Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
April 22, 2006

Wryly humorous and intelligently sarcastic.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 18, 2006

Jason Reitman ... announces himself as a hot new talent with his sharp satire

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 17, 2006

Thank You For Smoking looks for laughs in a topic that is (literally) deadly serious. It finds them, and at the same time it also finds meaning.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 17, 2006

One of those rare dark,funny films that actually stays true to itself through to the bitter end.

| Original Score: A-
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
April 17, 2006

A buzzworthy proclamation about an individual's freedom to choose, even if that choice we make is the wrong one.

| Original Score: 3/4
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