The Company Men Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
It's tough to feel torn up about Ben Affleck having to sell his Porsche when most of us are hustling to make rent at the end of every month.
Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 15, 2013
The Company Men, aka "The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People" or "Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie," tries to be timely, but it's as out of touch as Pat Buchanan.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
August 11, 2013
Amazing acting backed up by an authentic and emotionally engaging story makes The Company Men one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Despite some of its one-dimensional characters, this drama captures the sacrifices that people make during periods of unemployment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 17, 2013
A bit heavy on the cliches, but this sermon will connect with anyone for whom "the new reality" of today's economy hits close to home
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 21, 2012
It may not be the "feel good movie of the year," but it is a fascinating look at a very prominent and ongoing situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
There are some witty observations, but these, along with the use of natural light, have the effect of bringing a bad situation into starker perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andreas Heinemann
Flicks.co.nz
July 7, 2011
The points made are good ones, even if you wish they could work them in a more subtle way. At the very least, it's a hopeful take on a troubling issue, with a genuine belief in old-fashioned Americana values as the key to survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 15, 2011
has a stinging sense of immediacy and a strong sense of narrative momentum that keeps the multiple stories in balance, as well as judiciously managing sympathy for characters who are usually seen as villains during economic hard times
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
June 1, 2011
Excellent performances and a fine use of detail counterbalance a somewhat weak storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011
...well-executed programmatic melodrama, and there are some scenes that evince real heart, probably because the actors seem naively committed to the project.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Dan Gear
Moviedex
May 5, 2011
As an actor's showcase, you're definitely in good company.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
May 5, 2011
... an engrossing, if uneven, ensemble drama featuring strong performances by Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and especially Chris Cooper as the most desperate of the trio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
The movie seemingly can't decide whose team it's on, salt-of-the-earth blue-collars or the bourgeoisie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia
March 25, 2011
Takes an unpopular group - upper management! - and humanises their involvement in screwing the world. Quite the achievement, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 21, 2011
A solid drama about the ill effects of downsizing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marc Fennell
Triple J
March 14, 2011
Unemployment is not a naturally cinematic thing. A far-too-neat conclusion notwithstanding, This is a decent exploration of the psychology of what happens when you loose your job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 14, 2011
A serious, schematic, well-acted film about adjusting to new lifestyles in a changing world...
March 14, 2011
Gets us on side with a thoughtful, if sentimental, examination of what it takes to find dignity in tough times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 12, 2011
This downsizing drama might be a bit downbeat, but it's sharply observant and extremely well-played by an impressive cast
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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