• 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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite its many strengths, Thank You for Smoking hovers around mediocrity, and its lasting impression is like a puff of smoke that is dissipated by a strong gust of wind.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 14, 2006
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The joke fizzles

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The movie is amusing and clever but only skin deep.

September 12, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Tediously subscribes to a cover-your-*** school of social comedy in which everyone and everything prove fair game for ridicule.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 13, 2006
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

I found it incredibly challenging to get excited about Reitman's vision, especially when his satiric targets are exceedingly stale, toothless, and some way too cutesy for a film that looks to draw blood.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: D

March 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Thank You for Smoking tries very hard but fails to succeed in creating a biting satire.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

March 21, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

In the end, all the pic has left to peddle is its own amoral cleverness.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

April 15, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's an under-flogged axiom of American business -- if only Jason Reitman's movie had more muscle in its whip arm.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 14, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Filtered too heavily with moral redemption.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 16, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Thank You For Smoking, the low-tar adaptation of Christopher Buckley's satirical novel, never feels as if it's been fully absorbed by the screen.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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In the end, Nick and the world in which he traffics ends up a comic interpretation of a serious situation, and while the amoral ambiguity of the entire film is intriguing for a while, in the end you realize this patient has no pulse.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

March 31, 2006
Jeremy Mathews
Film Threat

Reitman is at his best when observing the state of debate in modern politics. He also gives the film a peppy, professional sheen. But he still has a lot to learn about storytelling.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2006
Simon Houpt
Globe and Mail
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We know that cigarettes are dangerous for our health. The surprise is that, with a movie supposedly about freedom of thought, too much thinking can be dangerous for our superficial enjoyment.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

If anyone tries to tell you that Thank You for Smoking is a scorching satire of Big Tobacco, just tell them, well, that they're blowing smoke.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 30, 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
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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The book had a fearlessness that the movie version so lacks.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 31, 2006
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com

I'm not ready to celebrate a filmmaker with the 'audacity' to say there's hypocrisy in American social discourse. Does it take daring to cut down these not-so-sacred cows?

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

...indulges in the sort of relentless cynicism that is only born of defeat.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 2/4

March 24, 2006
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...only occasionally amusing, despite a solid performance from Eckhart.

March 16, 2006
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

A superficial satire of spin-doctoring and political correctness that is spottily amusing but ultimately about as satisfying as a nicotine patch for a chronic smoker.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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May 6, 2006

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March 25, 2006

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April 1, 2006

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August 18, 2006
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