• R, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    John Wells
    In Theaters:
    Jan 21, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 7, 2011
  • The Weinstein Company


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The Company Men Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

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 Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

August 11, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Despite some of its one-dimensional characters, this drama captures the sacrifices that people make during periods of unemployment.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service

January 17, 2013
Jeff Beck

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 Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2012
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2011
Andreas Heinemann

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 Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

July 7, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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 Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

June 15, 2011
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

Excellent performances and a fine use of detail counterbalance a somewhat weak storyline.

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2011
Dan Gear

As an actor's showcase, you're definitely in good company.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 5, 2011
Glenn Lovell

... 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 Source: CinemaDope | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2011
Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia

Takes an unpopular group - upper management! - and humanises their involvement in screwing the world. Quite the achievement, really.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 4

March 25, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A solid drama about the ill effects of downsizing.

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

March 21, 2011
Marc Fennell
Triple J

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 Source: Triple J | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 14, 2011
Philip French

A serious, schematic, well-acted film about adjusting to new lifestyles in a changing world...

Full Review Source: Guardian

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 Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

March 14, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This downsizing drama might be a bit downbeat, but it's sharply observant and extremely well-played by an impressive cast

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

March 12, 2011
Anthony Quinn

A chilling picture of corporate US, where loyalty to employees has been ousted by something called the bottom line.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Capitalism has never looked such a cruel mistress and it's refreshing to see the recession's fallout portrayed in such human terms.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

March 11, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Wells, whose first feature this is, knows how to shape a movie but it still seems a little like a superior piece of television, adorned by a posse of very watchable stars.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2011
Siobhan Synnot

The film stubbornly sticks to its point: that losing your job hurts you and your sense of identity whether you are at the top or the bottom of the ladder.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2011
Todd McCarthy
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